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.

 


VOCABULARY
  • author information
  • gather information
  • glossary
  • headings

  • icons
  • key facts
  • table of contents
  • text features

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this
  • Every book consists of many different features that serve individual purposes.
  • Materials in a book are organized in a consistent way.
  • Understanding the structure of a text helps the reader to locate key facts and information.
  • Students who know and are able to use various text features to local information in text understand the meaning of related vocabulary words such as headings, titles, table of contents, icons, glossary, signals and electronic menus.
  • Students who know and are able to use various text features understand the purpose of each text feature. They know, for example, that the glossary gives information on people, places, events and terms that help readers understand the vocabulary in the story.
  • Students who know and are able to use various text features recognize that some text features give clues or signals to the reader. For example, boldface signals readers to slow down and pay attention. Headings provide clues about the topics in text.
  • Students who know and are able to use various text features to local information in text demonstrate that they can find text features in informational text and that they can record each text feature found and its purpose.
  • Students who know and are able to use various text features can use the table of contents to answer questions or to locate key facts or information in the text.
  • Students who effectively use text structures to support their understanding of informational text, recognize that authors intentionally use text features to help the reader comprehend text.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this
  • How do the different text features in a selection help the reader to retrieve information?
  • How important is it for students to understand the meaning and purpose of various text features?
  • What text features should be taught to first graders?
  • What strategies and materials help students learn to use text features and, then, use them regularly during group and independent reading?
  • How does knowing text features support comprehension?
  • What are some ways to assess student knowledge of text features?

 

LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RI.K.5 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RI.2.5 to see the progression of related skills.