ELA-02 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-02.RL.01 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify who, what, where, when, why and how to answer questions about a text

Reasoning Targets

  • I can use strategies to make sense of the key ideas and details in a story

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can ask and answer questions before, during and after reading a text

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to infer character traits, feelings and motivations from what characters say, think or do and what other characters say or think about them as well as describe character attributes as revealed through thought and dialogue in text at the end 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 is able to find text evidence or clues in the story to support inferences about the character or setting and infer reasons for character change based on evidence in the text.

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

The student is able to show understanding of how the setting or details are important to the plot and the characters' perspectives and notice how the evidence an author uses shows the character attributes.

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

The student notices evidence in the illustrations or text that the author provides to show character attributes or aspects of the setting and notices and follows the dialogue to aide in comprehending the story.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Key Detail
  • Questions
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Problem/Solution


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