ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-04.RL.01 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text, summarize the text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define what a detail is (a particular fact of piece of information)
  • I can define the word inference (drawing a conclusion from what the author tells me and my own background knowledge)
  • I can define summary (a shortened version of the text that states the key points).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can define inference and explain how a reader uses details and examples from a text to reach a logical conclusion
  • I can define reading strategies that help me understand the text I am reading
  • I can determine what the key points of a text are.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can re-read text to find evidence to support my answers
  • I can read closely and find answers that are right there in the text
  • I can analyze an author's words and refer to details and examples in the text when answering questions about the text
  • I can summarize the important (key) points of the text.


(Rubric) Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student can infer and describe character traits, feelings and motivations from the dialogue of all characters in a summary of a text at the middle 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 uses specific text evidence when summarizing a text and makes reference to his/her own feelings or connections to specific events in a story, supporting all inferences with evidence from a text at the beginning fluent reading stage.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0The student summarizes the important information to show understanding of how the setting or other details are important to the plot and the character's perspective.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student retells the story, providing important information, but does not provide the important details about the characters, setting or plot.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Inference
  • Evidence
  • Literary
  • Example
  • Character
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Summarize
  • Details


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