ELA-05 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-05.RL.01 Quote accurately from 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 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

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0The student infers and describes 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.
  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 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.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student summarizes the important information to show understanding of how the setting or details are important to the plot and characters' perspectives.

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

The student retells the story, providing the important information with prompting.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




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


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