ELA-04.RI.02

ELA Reading Informational Strand Logo 4th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RI) Strand: Reading Informational/Nonfiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-04.RI.02 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define main idea (who or what the text is mostly about).

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 state a main idea and give the supporting details.

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 a main idea of a text but does not use details or relies on his/her background knowledge of the topic.
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 of a text, although the details provided may not directly support the main idea stated.
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • main idea, key/supporting details
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • identify the main idea of the text
    • identify details about the main idea
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 idea and explains how it is supported with specific evidence from a text at the beginning fluent reading stage.
  • determine the main idea and explain how it is supported by key details
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... state two main ideas of a text at the middle fluent reading stage and uses specific text evidence to support each main idea.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Main idea
  • Key Detail
  • Information

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