ELA-03 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-03.RL.01 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify a key detail from a text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can use strategies to make sense of key ideas and details presented in the text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can locate words and details in the text to answer questions in a text.
  • I can ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading a text.

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0The student infers character traits, feelings and motivations from what characters say, think or do and describe character attributes as revealed through dialogue and character behavior in texts that are at the beginning fluent 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 uses specific text evidence such as the character's actions or dialogue to explain how the character responds or changes during a story, as well as using specific text evidence to support answers about the characters and setting of text at the end of the transitional reading stage.

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

The student finds clues in the story to support inferences about the character or setting and infers reasons for the character changing based on evidence in the text.

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

The student shows understanding of how the setting or details are important to the plot and the characters' perspectives as well as noticing evidence to show character attributes.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Describe/Description
  • Character Motivations
  • Literary
  • Genre
  • Key Details
  • Traits
  • Infer



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