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

ELA-05.RI.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 Iv'e 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

The student uses quotes and provides direct references to text evidence and vocabulary when summarizing a text at the end of the 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.
3.0The student quotes directly from the text, using key vocabulary and referencing the specific evidence when summarizing a text at the middle fluent reading stage.

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

The student summarizes important information including details that support the main idea of the text.

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

The student retells the information from the text, needing prompting to provide details that support the main idea of the text.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Quote
  • Inference
  • Explicit
  • Paraphrase
  • Fact
  • Opinion
  • Key Detail
  • Evidence
  • Support
  • Quotation
  • Informational


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