ELA-03.RI.02

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 3rd Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-03.RI.02 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
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Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define main idea (who or what a text is mostly about).
  • I can recount/retell (put into my own words) the key details of an informational (non-fiction) text.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the main idea of a text.
  • I can identify key details in a text and explain how they support the main idea.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... identify the main topic of a text and retell some of the important key details from events in the text.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... state a main idea and supports it with some detail, although the details may not directly support the stated main idea.
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • main idea, retell, recount, key and supporting details, summary, topic, text evidence
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • identify the topic of a nonfiction text
    • distinguish between a topic and a main idea
    • distinguish between key details versus supporting details
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... state a main ideas and explains how it is supported by the key details from a text at the end of the transitional reading stage.
  • determine the main idea of a text
  • recount the key details to explain how they support the main idea
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... summarize the text including important, specific details including key vocabulary and main ideas supported by specific text evidence from a text at the beginning fluent reading stage.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Main idea
  • Retell/recount
  • Key details
  • Summary
  • Topic

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