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

ELA-05.RI.02 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

    • I can define main idea (who or what a text is mainly about)

Reasoning Targets

    • I can determine two or more main ideas of a text
    • I can determine key details in a text and explain how they support the main idea

Product Targets

    • I can state two main ideas and the details supporting each

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student determines a central idea of a text and explains how it is conveyed through details in 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.

The student is able to state and support two main ideas with specific text evidence from 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 states a main idea from a text and supports it with details, although the details may not directly support the main idea.

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

The student can identify a main idea of a text but does not provide details to support the main idea or relies on his/her background knowledge of the topic instead of specific text evidence.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Main Idea
  • Important/Key Details
  • Evidence
  • Fact
  • Opinion
  • Support
  • Information


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