RI.1 Comprehend and Interpret Texts (Approaching Texts as a Reader)
RI.1.A.1 Draw conclusions, infer and analyze by citing relevant and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including where the text leaves matters uncertain.
RI.1.B Word Meanings
RI.1.B.1 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative, and content-specific meanings using context, affixes, or reference materials.
RI.1.C Text Features
RI.1.C.1 Interpret visual elements of a text including those from different media and draw conclusions from them (when applicable).
RI.1.D.1 Explain two or more central/main ideas in a text, analyze their development throughout the text, and relate the central ideas to human nature and the world; provide an objective and concise summary of the text.
RI.2 Analyze Craft and Structure (Approaching Texts as a Writer)
RI.2.A.1 Evaluate how an author's choices to structure specific parts of a text contribute to a text's overall meaning and its aesthetic impact.
RI.2.B Point of View
RI.2.B.1 Analyze a text in which the author's point of view is not obvious and requires distinguishing what is directly stated from what is implied.
RI.2.C Craft and Meaning
RI.2.C.1 Evaluate how the author's word choice and use of syntax contribute to a text's overall meaning and tone.
RI.2.D.1 Evaluate an author's argument and reasoning for effectiveness, validity, logic, credibility and relevance of the evidence.
RI.3 Synthesize Ideas from Multiple Texts (Approaching Texts as a Researcher)
RI.3.A.1 Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.
RI.3.B Relationships/ Texts
RI.3.B.1 Synthesize information from two or more texts about similar ideas/topics to articulate the complexity of the issue.
RI.3.C Historical Context
RI.3.C.1 Evaluate how an author's work reflects his or her historical/cultural perspective.
RI.3.D.1 Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently.