RI.2.5

Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

 


VOCABULARY
  • bold print
  • captions
  • electronic menus
  • digital sources
  • glossary

  • icons
  • index
  • key facts
  • locate information
  • subheadings
  • text features
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD  what's this 
  • Every book consists of major and minor text features that serve individual purposes.
  • Understanding the structural elements of a text helps the reader to locate key facts and information.
  • Locating information is one thing; doing so efficiently is what is most important.
  • The better that a reader understands different text features, the more efficiently he/she is able to locate important information.
  • Students who meet this standard are able to both define and explain the use of the following terms: captions, bold print, subheadings, glossary, icons, index, and electronic menu.
  • Students who are able to use various text features (i.e., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, and icons as well as electronic menus) to locate key facts and other information comfortably use an academic vocabulary that includes terms such as text features, digital sources, key facts, and information.
  • Students who are able to use text features demonstrate that they can locate key facts and other information in text correctly and quickly through the use of captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, icons, electronic menus, and indexes. They are able to record the information found and the text feature(s) used to find it.
  • Students who are able to use various text features to locate key facts and other information (i.e., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, and icons as well as electronic menus) know the purpose of each text feature they use and are able to explain why they chose a specific text feature to help them lo locate facts or information.
  • Students who are able to use various text features to locate key facts and other information recognize that authors intentionally use text features to help the reader.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this 
  • What text features are common to most informational texts?
  • How do various text features help the reader to efficiently retrieve information?
  • What academic vocabulary terms must students know and be able to use in order to locate key facts or other information using specific text features?
  • How important is it for students to understand the purpose of various text features?
  • What strategies and materials help students learn to use text features to locate key facts and other information?
  • How does the ability to efficiently use text features support understanding of text?
  • What are some ways to assess student knowledge of text features?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RI.1.5 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RI.3.5 to see the progression of related skills.