1.2 Reading Informational Text- Students read, understand, and respond to informational text—with an emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences, conclusions, and/or generalizations drawn from the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.
Analyze the structure of the text through evaluation of the author’s use of graphics, charts. and the major sections of the text.
Students write for different purposes and audiences. Students write clear and focused text to convey a well defined perspective and appropriate content.
Organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts; provide a concluding statement or section; include formatting when useful to aiding comprehension.
1.5 Speaking and Listening
Students present appropriately in formal speaking situations, listen critically, and respond intelligently as individuals or in group discussions
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.