ELA-05 Targeted Standards
(RI) Strand: Reading Information
Cluster: Craft and Structure.

ELA-05.RI.05 Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify and explain different structures used in informational text (e.g chronology, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the overall structure of an informational text.
  • I can compare (determine similarities) events, ideas, concepts, ad/or information in two or more texts.
  • I can contrast (determine differences) events, ideas, concepts, and/or information in two or more texts.
  • I can analyze informational texts and determine if the structure chosen effectively relates events, ideas, concepts or information.


Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

Student is able to analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, or chapter fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.  

  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 correctly identify and compare the text structure used in two different texts or pieces of writing (or two different text structures used in the same text or piece of writing.  

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0The student identifies key words and patterns that support the text structure in a text or portion of a text.

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

The student is able to identify the overall structure of a text, portion of a text or piece of writing with prompting.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Text Structure
  • Compare/Contrast 
  • Chronological
  • Cause/Effect
  • Problem/Solution
  • Description
  • Sequence
  • Signal Words


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