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English Language Arts Standards » Kindergarten-Grade 12 » Reading: Informational Text » Grade 1


The following standards foster the independent reading of a diverse array of challenging informational texts in a range of subjects in which students are expected to build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspective, thus preparing them for the cognitive demand of true understanding of complex text.

Standards in this domain:

Key Ideas and Details

  • RI.1.1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • RI.1.2. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • RI.1.3. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • IA.1. Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inferences, summarizing, and monitoring for comprehension.

Craft and Structure

  • RI.1.4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • RI.1.5. Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • RI.1.6. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  • RI.1.7. Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • RI.1.8. Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • RI.1.9. Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  • RI.1.10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 19, 2014 at 3:01am.