ELA Informational Text 3-5 Element Cards

Resource ID#: 166673 Type: Element Cards

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: Element Card, Informational Text, Access Points
Instructional Component Type(s): Element Cards
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction
Resource Collection: Student Support Resources

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.1a
Answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.1b
Identify supporting details of an informational text read, read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the main idea of text read, read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.2b
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.2c
Identify facts that an author uses to support a specific point or opinion.

LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.5a
Identify and explain the purpose of a variety of text features (table of contents, index, glossary, charts, subheadings).

LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.5b
Use text features (captions, maps, illustrations) to locate information relevant to a given topic or question.

LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.5c
Use search tools (e.g., sidebars, icons, glossary, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic.

LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.6b
Identify own point of view about a topic.

LAFS.3.RI.2.AP.6c
Compare their own point of view to that of the author.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.7a
Use illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) in informational texts to answer questions.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.7b
Identify information learned from illustrations and information learned from the words in an informational text .

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.7c
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why and how key events occur).

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.7d
Within informational texts, locate or identify evidence in the text or graphics to support the central ideas.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.8a
Identify signal words that help determine the text structure in an informational text.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.8b
Describe the connection between sentences and paragraphs in a text (order, comparison, cause/effect).

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.9a
Compare the similarities of two or more texts or adapted texts on the same topic or by the same author.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.9c
When researching a topic, compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two informational texts on the same topic.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.1a
Refer to details and examples in a text that are relevant to explaining what the text says explicitly.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.1b
Refer to details and examples in a text that are relevant to drawing basic inferences from an informational text.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the main idea of an informational text.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.2b
Identify supporting details of an informational text.

LAFS.4.RI.2.AP.5a
Identify signal words that provide clues in determining the specific text structure of a short, informational text or text excerpt (e.g., description, problem/solution, time/order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, directions).

LAFS.4.RI.2.AP.5b
Identify the specific structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts or information in a text excerpt.

LAFS.4.RI.2.AP.5c
Identify the overall structure of a complete text.

LAFS.4.RI.2.AP.6a
Determine if information in a text is firsthand or secondhand.

LAFS.4.RI.2.AP.6b
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.7a
Identify relevant information presented visually, orally or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations or interactive elements on Web pages) to answer questions.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.7b
Identify how the information presented visually, orally or quantitatively is relevant to the corresponding text information.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.7c
Summarize information presented visually, orally or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.9a
Report out about two or more texts on the same self-selected topic.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.9b
Identify the most important information about a topic gathered from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.1a
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.1b
Quote accurately from a text to support inferences.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the main ideas of a text.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.2b
Identify key details that support the main idea.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.3a
Identify the relationship between two or more individuals in a historical, scientific or technical text.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.3b
Identify the relationship between two or more events of concepts in a historical, scientific or technical text.

LAFS.5.RI.2.AP.5a
Use signal words as a means of locating information (e.g., knowing that “because” or “as a result of” may help link a cause to a result).

LAFS.5.RI.2.AP.5b
Use signal word to identify common types of text structure.

LAFS.5.RI.2.AP.5c
Identify the structure of both texts (chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution).

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.7c
Refer to multiple print or digital sources as support for inferences (e.g., how did you know?).

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.8a
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.8b
Identify reasons and evidence that support an author’s point(s) in a text.

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.8c
Identify the author’s stated thesis/claim/opinion.

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.8d
Identify evidence the author uses to support stated thesis/claim/opinion.

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.9a
Identify key details from multiple sources on the same topic (e.g., what are the important things that you learned?).

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.9b
Integrate information on a topic from multiple sources to answer a question or support a focus or opinion in writing or presentation.

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