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

ELA-03.RI.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 in an informational (non-fiction) text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can use strategies to make sense of details presented in an informational (non-fiction) text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can locate words and details in an informational text (non-fiction) to answer questions in a text.
  • I can ask and answer questions before, during and after reading an informational text (non-fiction)

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 The student is able to summarize the information and support answers with text evidence-supporting his/her thinking and why he/she agrees or disagrees with the information, including key words and advanced vocabulary from a text at the beginning of the fluent 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 demonstrates complete understanding of the text and includes important information and main ideas supported by text evidence when answering questions from a 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 demonstrates understanding by including main ideas and facts along with using text features when applicable to answer questions from a text.

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

The student demonstrates understanding of the text and includes main ideas when answering questions about the text.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Key details
  • Infer
  • Informational text


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