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.
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 explain the significance of the central ideas; provide an objective and concise summary of the text.
RI.2 Analyze Craft and Structure (Approaching Texts as a Writer)
RI.2.A.1 Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text or sequence information impacts the reader.
RI.2.B Point of View
RI.2.B.1 Analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance point of view or purpose.
RI.2.C Craft and Meaning
RI.2.C.1 Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices and syntax on meaning and tone.
RI.2.D.1 Evaluate an author's argument, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
RI.3 Synthesize Ideas from Multiple Texts (Approaching Texts as a Researcher)
RI.3.A.1 Analyze how similar ideas or topics are portrayed in different media formats.
RI.3.B.1 Evaluate how effectively two or more texts develop similar ideas/topics.
RI.3.C Historical Context
RI.3.C.1 Analyze how multiple texts reflect the historical and/or cultural contexts.
RI.3.D.1 Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently.