LAFS.K.RI.1.1

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: K
Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020010: Science - Grade K (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5008020: Health - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5021020: Social Studies Grade K (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5010041: Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7720015: Access Science Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
7710011: Access Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7721011: Access Social Studies - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5011000: Library Skills/Information Literacy Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5010100: Introduction to Debate Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.K.RI.1.AP.1a: With prompting and support, answer questions about key details in a text.
LAFS.K.RI.1.AP.1b: With prompting and support, ask questions about key details in a text.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plans

Rectangles Rock!:

Using the book Mouse Shapes as a springboard text, students will identify the main idea of the story and locate specific details to support the story. They will then use information in the story, attribute blocks, and discussion to identify a rectangle, its name, and its attributes.

Type: Lesson Plan

Colors All Around Us: Using Colors to Describe Our World:

In this lesson, students will use the beautiful text Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger to explore how an author uses color words and illustrations to describe various real-world objects. They will identify and explain how the descriptive words provide meaning and how the illustrations support the text. Students will brainstorm real-life objects that can be described and classified using color words and write an expository piece to describe those objects.

Type: Lesson Plan

Bear Necessities - Lesson 1 of 3:

In this lesson, students focus on learning about brown bears by asking and answering questions. Students will be able to listen for key details in a text, as well as ask and answer questions about the text to help improve their comprehension.

Type: Lesson Plan

Bear Necessities - Lesson 2 of 3:

In the first lesson in this unit, students learned about brown bears by asking and answering questions. They learned how to listen for key details in a text as well as ask and answer questions about the text to help improve their comprehension. This lesson will continue with the same concept as students are guided through asking and answering questions about polar bears.

Type: Lesson Plan

I Can Change It: Working with Paper and Clay:

This lesson focuses on the words Who, What, When, and Where to learn about details in nonfiction text related to the science topic of Changing Matter.
In order to organize the information found in the text, a 3-column Graphic Organizer is used with the following headings: Answered, Questions, and Not Answered.

Type: Lesson Plan

Taking Care of Business:

"Taking Care of Business" is a Kindergarten level lesson plan that allows students to investigate the world of jobs. In this lesson, the students will read Everybody Works by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler. Then, the students will work together in small groups to show what they have learned. Your superstar students will understand more about jobs, job duties, and job settings by the end of this lesson.

Type: Lesson Plan

All This Talk about Weather is Making Me Hungry!:

This lesson uses When a Storm Comes Up by Allan Fowler and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett to introduce four major weather patterns (rain showers, blizzards, tornadoes and hurricanes). The students will apply what they have learned to identify, describe, and illustrate the weather patterns using white liquid glue and oil pastels. It is recommended that this lesson be broken into two parts, with at least twelve hours in-between each lesson so the white liquid glue has time to dry.

Type: Lesson Plan

It's All in the Details:

In this multi-day lesson, students will learn about American holidays as they analyze grade-appropriate informational text. Students will learn to identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book and their text features. They will also learn how to use the text features (title, headings, and illustrations) to predict the topic of the book. As the teacher reads the book, students will confirm the topic and identify important details, recording them on a graphic organizer. Finally, students will use details from the graphic organizer to draw, dictate, and/or write an expository piece about the topic of the text. 

Type: Lesson Plan

All Aboard! Pushes and Pulls:

After completing performance tasks in science on pushing and pulling, students will have an opportunity to apply their new learning to reading informational text about vehicles that can push and pull. This lesson focuses specifically on pushing and pulling of trains by the engine.

Type: Lesson Plan

Giraffes and Zebras - oh my!:

For this lesson, students will be able to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. Additionally, students will also be able to identify, compare, and contrast characteristics between two different animals presented in two separate informational texts and demonstrate their understanding of the similarities and differences in a "T" chart and a Venn diagram.

Type: Lesson Plan

Polar Bear Polar Bear:

In this lesson, students will listen for key details in a nonfiction text about polar bears. They will work at completing a graphic organizer with the teacher to help organize their thinking and understanding of key details about a text. They will also complete an independent assignment where they will draw or write two things that they learned about the topic.

Type: Lesson Plan

What's the Big Idea?:

In this multi-day lesson, students will learn about American symbols as they analyze grade-appropriate informational text. Students will learn to identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book and their text features. They will also learn how to use the text features (title, headings, and illustrations) to predict the topic of the book. As the teacher reads the book, students will confirm the topic and identify important details, recording them on a graphic organizer. Finally, students will use details from the graphic organizer to draw, dictate, and/or write an expository piece about the topic of the text.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Seashore of Details:

Identify key details as you answer questions about informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Sam as he explores the seashore and answers who, what, where, and when questions about sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other sea-related topics.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Buzzing Details:

Answer questions about key details in nonfiction text with this interactive tutorial. Help Bobby the beekeeper answer who, what, and where questions while reading about buzzing bees.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Student Center Activities

Comprehension: Ask and Answer:

In this activity, students will generate and answer questions to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Background Knowledge Warm-Up:

In this activity, students will monitor comprehension before, during, and after reading using a graphic organizer. 

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: K-W-L:

In this activity, students will monitor comprehension before, during, and after reading text using a K-W-L chart. 

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Make-and-Check-A-Prediction:

In this activity, students will make and check predictions about text. 

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Question Quest:

In this activity, students will answer questions while reading teacher-selected text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Strategic Strategies:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies (e.g., prior knowledge, ask and answer questions, make and confirm predictions, summarize) to comprehend narrative or expository text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades K-5

Buzzing Details:

Answer questions about key details in nonfiction text with this interactive tutorial. Help Bobby the beekeeper answer who, what, and where questions while reading about buzzing bees.

Seashore of Details:

Identify key details as you answer questions about informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Sam as he explores the seashore and answers who, what, where, and when questions about sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other sea-related topics.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

Seashore of Details:

Identify key details as you answer questions about informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Sam as he explores the seashore and answers who, what, where, and when questions about sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other sea-related topics.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Buzzing Details:

Answer questions about key details in nonfiction text with this interactive tutorial. Help Bobby the beekeeper answer who, what, and where questions while reading about buzzing bees.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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