LEARN NC

K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

  1. Kindergarten – Grade 5
    1. Introduction
    2. Anchor Standards
    3. Reading: Literature
    4. Reading: Informational Text
    5. Reading: Foundational Skills
    6. Writing
    7. Speaking & Listening
    8. Language
    9. Standard 10: Range, Quality, & Complexity
  2. Grades 6–12 ELA
    1. Anchor Standards
    2. Reading: Literature
    3. Reading: Informational Text
    4. Writing
    5. Speaking & Listening
    6. Language
    7. Standard 10: Range, Quality, & Complexity
  3. Grades 6–12 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects
    1. Anchor Standards
    2. History/Social Studies
    3. Science & Technical Subjects
    4. Writing

Kindergarten

Key Ideas and Details

  1. K.RIT.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  2. K.RIT.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  3. K.RIT.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Craft and Structure

  1. K.RIT.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
  2. K.RIT.5 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
  3. K.RIT.6 Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. K.RIT.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
  2. K.RIT.8 With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  3. K.RIT.9 With prompting and support, 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

  1. K.RIT.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Grade 1

Key Ideas and Details

  1. 1.RIT.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  2. 1.RIT.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  3. 1.RIT.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Craft and Structure

  1. 1.RIT.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of
  2. 1.RIT.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.
  3. 1.RIT.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. 1.RIT.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  2. 1.RIT.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  3. 1.RIT.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

  1. 1.RIT.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

Grade 2

Key Ideas and Details

  1. 2.RIT.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  2. 2.RIT.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
  3. 2.RIT.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Craft and Structure

  1. 2.RIT.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  2. 2.RIT.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.
  3. 2.RIT.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. 2.RIT.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
  2. 2.RIT.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
  3. 2.RIT.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  1. 2.RIT.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

  1. 3.RIT.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  2. 3.RIT.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
  3. 3.RIT.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Craft and Structure

  1. 3.RIT.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
  2. 3.RIT.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
  3. 3.RIT.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. 3.RIT.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
  2. 3.RIT.8 Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
  3. 3.RIT.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  1. 3.RIT.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

  1. 4.RIT.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  2. 4.RIT.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  3. 4.RIT.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Craft and Structure

  1. 4.RIT.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  2. 4.RIT.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  3. 4.RIT.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. 4.RIT.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  2. 4.RIT.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
  3. 4.RIT.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  1. 4.RIT.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

  1. 5.RIT.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  2. 5.RIT.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
  3. 5.RIT.3Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Craft and Structure

  1. 5.RIT.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
  2. 5.RIT.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
  3. 5.RIT.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. 5.RIT.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
  2. 5.RIT.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
  3. 5.RIT.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  1. 5.RIT.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.