ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo 5th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-05.RL.01 Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify what an inference question is.
  • I can identify key words that lead me to an inference.
  • I can describe what the author tells me in the text.
  • I can identify a "right there" question.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can define inference and explain how a reader uses direct quotes from a text to reach a logical conclusion ("based on what I've read, it's most likely true that......").
  • I can determine what I already know about the text (background knowledge) I am reading through my own experiences.
  • I can define summary (a shortened version of the text that states the key points).

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can quote ("word for word" support) accurately from a text.
  • I can re-read to find answers explicitly in the text (right there answers) and answers that require an inference (answers are not stated directly in the text).
  • I can analyze an author's word and find quotes needed to support both right there questions and inferential questions.
  • I can summarize the text using the important 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).
... retell the story, providing the important information with prompting.
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).
... summarize the important information to show understanding of how the setting or details are important to the plot and characters' perspectives.
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • quote, infer, draw conclusion, inference, summarize, text evidence
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • refer to details and examples using text evidence when explaining what the text says refers to details and examples in a text when making inferences summarize the text
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... provides quotes when summarizing text at the middle fluent reading stage and makes reference to his/her own feelings or connections to specific events in the story.
  • provides accurate quotes from the text when drawing inferences
  • draws inferences while making connections to specific events or characters in the story.
  • includes textual evidence when summarizing the text.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... infer and describe character traits, feelings and motivations from dialogue and text evidence, providing specific quotes when referring to them when summarizing text at the end of fluent reading stage.
Teacher Proficiency Scale



  • Quote
  • Quotation
  • Explicit
  • Inference
  • Literacy
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Paraphrase
  • Speaker
  • Protagonist
  • Point of View
  • Speaker
  • Audience
  • Summary

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