RI.2.7

Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

 


VOCABULARY

  • diagram
  • contribute
  • explain

  • graphic organizer
  • images
  • analyze

  • reasons
  • clarify

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
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  • Given a diagram or other image, students can write two or three sentences explaining the image (e.g, what it is showing) and how it connects to the text.
  • Students who are able to explain a specific images and how it connects to the text are able to describe how the image helps the reader understand related key ideas in text print.
  • After reading informational text, students who understand that images can contribute to and clarify text are able to create an image that “goes with” and explains the text.
  • Students who are able to use illustrations and details in text to describe key ideas can identify similarities and differences between illustrations and print details (i.e., can determine whether the image clarifies or does not clarify the text).
  • Students who are able to explain specific images and how those images clarify or contribute to text understanding know and use key vocabulary terms such as clarify, connect, images, diagrams, analyze, explain, reasons, details, similarities and differences.
  • Students who are able to explain specific images and how those images clarify or contribute to text understanding realize that authors select specific images to provide information and help readers make sense of a piece of text. 
  • Images have the power to grab a reader's attention and convey or enhance a message.
  • Images provide a quick snapshot of what the text is about.
  • Images quickly help a reader determine his or her interest in the text.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this 
  • How are images used in conjunction with text?
  • How do specific images enhance or detract from understanding a piece of text?
  • How important is proficiency with academic vocabulary terms such as images, diagrams, maps, timelines, illustrations, photos, charts, graphic organizers, clarify (i.e., make clear, help me understand) and contribute (i.e., add something to) to students meeting this standard?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RI.1.7 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RI.3.7 to see the progression of related skills.