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- Key Ideas and Details
- ELA.2.1 Ask and answer key ideas such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in literary text.
- ELA.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures and determine their central message, lesson, or moral in literary text.
- ELA.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges in literary text.
- ELA.2.4 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in informational text.
- ELA.2.5 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within informational text.
- ELA.2.6 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in an informational text.
- Craft and Structure
- ELA.2.7 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, and repeated lines) in literary text supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
- ELA.2.8 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action in literary text.
- ELA.2.9 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud from literary text.
- ELA.2.10 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in informational text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
- ELA.2.11 Know and use various informational text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, and icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
- ELA.2.12 Identify the main purpose of informational text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- ELA.2.13 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital literary text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
- ELA.2.14 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures in a literary text.
- ELA.2.15 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify an informational text.
- ELA.2.16 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in an informational text.
- ELA.2.17 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two informational texts on the same topic.
- Range of Reading and Text Complexity
- ELA.2.18 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity range proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
- ELA.2.19 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including social studies, science, and technical texts