ELA-01 Targeted Standards
(RI) Strand: Reading Information
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-01.RI.02 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define main topic (who or what the text is mostly about)
  • I can define what a key detail is (who, what, where, when, why, how)

Reasoning Targets

  • I can read or listen to a story and determine the key details that are important

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify the main topic (who or what) of the text
  • I can retell the key details of the text (who, what, where, when, why and how)


Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student identifies the main idea and retells the key details to explain how those details support the main idea of a text at the middle of the transitional reading stage.

  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.

The student can identify the main topic of the text as part of retelling the important key details or events, including only the important information from a text at the end of the early reading stage.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student can identify the main topic of a text and retell some of the important key details or events from the text.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student identifies the main topic and/or retells some information with few details from the text.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Information
  • Key Detail
  • Fact
  • Topic
  • Retell


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