Summarize an Informational Text

By (date), when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries. Example text:... Excerpt from “A Tree is a Plant” by Clyde Robert Bulla Example words/phrases: apple trees grow sunshine from a flower from a seed orange tree small tall Example summary: Apple trees grow from a seed.
  • By (date), when asked to summarize a preferred informational text, (name) will work with a peer buddy to write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries.
  • By (date), when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write or dictate a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a visually-adapted bank of (8) choices (e.g. enlarged text, braille, color-coding), for (3 out of 3) summaries.
  • By (date), following a teacher demonstration, when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from an illustrated word bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries. Example word: grow Example illustration: A 3-frame comic strip of a tree growing (e.g. the first frame shows an image of a seed, the second frame shows a small tree, and the third frame shows a large tree).
  • By date, when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will compose a summary by selecting and arranging (e.g. with over-hand guidance, assistance from a peer) (4-7) words and/or phrases from (8) written choices presented on enlarged, individual word cards (e.g. using statements, eye gaze, gestures), for (3 out of 3) summaries.
  • By date, when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will compose a summary by selecting and arranging (4-7) words and/or phrases from (8) written and illustrated choices presented on enlarged, individual word cards (e.g. using a communication device, by pointing, physically moving the cards), for (3 out of 3) summaries. Example word: grow Example illustration: A 3-frame comic strip of a tree growing (e.g. the first frame shows an image of a seed, the second frame shows a small tree, and the third frame shows a large tree).

UDL-Aligned Strategies About UDL

  • Foster collaboration and communication
    Pairing students with a peer buddy can increase engagement levels and elicit more confident responses. How the teacher pairs and directs the peer buddies to work together can be extremely versatile so that the collaboration benefits both students. For example, students can each perform specific parts of a task and put them together to form one cohesive whole (e.g. one student can choose the correct words/phrases from the word bank and the other student can write the summary using those words), or they can maneuver through the entire task together, bouncing ideas off each other as they work. Partner work also provides an opportunity to practice collaboration, which is an invaluable life skill that students can take with them beyond the classroom.
  • UDL II 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation
    Teachers should allow a variety of response methods to ensure a diverse group of learners can successfully complete this task. For example, students who need physical support can use eye gaze, blink response, or gesture toward the written words/phrases they select from the word bank. Students who need support with expression can select their response choices by pointing or gesturing; others might use a communication device to designate an answer. To further support students, teachers can also use enlarged response cards so that students are able to make a clear selection when responding with an alternative method.
  • UDL I 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information
    Teachers can explicitly demonstrate this task before asking students to complete it on their own, especially if it is the first time students are asked to summarize a text. Students who need auditory support can especially benefit from seeing a visual presentation of the task prior to work time. Models can be presented to the whole class, via a small group setting, or in a 1:1 environment. Regardless of the medium teachers use to model this task, seeing it performed correctly prior to attempting it will help students visualize the steps necessary for successful completion.

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DLM Essential Elements

ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2
Key Ideas and Details
EE.RI.11-12.2 Determine the central idea of a text; recount the text.
ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2
Key Ideas and Details
EE.RI.9-10.2 Determine the central idea of the text and select details to support it.

NCSC Core Connectors

ELA-Literacy.910.RI.b3 Determine
Reading Standards for Informational Text
910.RI.b3 Determine the central idea of a text.
ELA-Literacy.1112.RI.b6
Reading Standards for Informational Text
1112.RI.b6 Provide/create an objective summary of a text.

Standards

RI.9-10.2 Key Ideas and Details
RI.9-10.2 Key Ideas and Details
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
RI.11-12.2 Key Ideas and Details
RI.11-12.2 Key Ideas and Details
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

Standard Staircase

Answer Questions About a Text Using Picture Choices

By (date), given a read aloud of an illustrated story and (2) text-based questions (e.g., “Was the ball in this story green or blue?”, “Was the main character a boy or a girl?"), (name) will point to the pictures and orally answer with (1) word for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Sequence Events In A Story

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar story, when given a series of (3) picture cards that represent the events in the story and a verbal prompt to sequence the cards (e.g. Teacher asks "What happened first?"), (name) will place the cards in the correct story order in (2 out of 3) sequencing activities.

Match Image/Object to Key Detail

By (date), after listening to a teacher read a familiar illustrated text on the student’s independent level, given (4) illustration choices (one of which represents a detail from the text), and verbally prompted by the teacher (e.g. “Point to the picture that shows something we read about in the text.”), (name) will point to the correct illustration, in (4 of 5) informational reading sessions.

Identify a Character in a Familiar Story

By (date), after reading an illustrated familiar story, shown an illustration of a given character, and asked to identify the given character (e.g. “Point to Swimmy in the story.”), (name) will find and point to the character in the story, in (4 of 5) reading sessions.

Identify Person from Familiar Text

By (date), after reading a nonfiction text with the teacher, listening to the teacher model (1) question and answer (e.g. “Who is the postal carrier? The postal carrier is the person who delivers mail to people’s homes.”), and when asked (1) question about a person, object, or place from the text, (name) will verbally answer the question, for (4 of 5) nonfiction reading sessions.

Recognize Elements from a Familiar Story

By (date), after listening to a read aloud of a familiar text and given (1) verbal question about a story element (e.g. “Who is Spot?”, “Where is Spot’s ball?”), (name) will point to the text illustration that matches the given story element, for (4 out of 5) story element recognition exercises.

Attend to Specific Illustrations in a Book

By (date), during a shared reading of a familiar text, and when given a verbal prompt paired with a visual cue to look at a specific illustration (e.g. teacher points to illustration and says, "Look at the _____."), (name) will locate and attend to the illustration for at least (3) seconds (e.g. turn body or head toward the illustration, point to, eye-gaze), for (4 out of 5) illustrations.

Answer Questions About a Text Using Picture Choices

By (date), given a read aloud of an illustrated story and (2) text-based questions (e.g., “Was the ball in this story green or blue?”, “Was the main character a boy or a girl?"), (name) will point to the pictures and orally answer with (1) word for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Sequence Events In A Story

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar story, when given a series of (3) picture cards that represent the events in the story and a verbal prompt to sequence the cards (e.g. Teacher asks "What happened first?"), (name) will place the cards in the correct story order in (2 out of 3) sequencing activities.

Match Image/Object to Key Detail

By (date), after listening to a teacher read a familiar illustrated text on the student’s independent level, given (4) illustration choices (one of which represents a detail from the text), and verbally prompted by the teacher (e.g. “Point to the picture that shows something we read about in the text.”), (name) will point to the correct illustration, in (4 of 5) informational reading sessions.

Identify a Character in a Familiar Story

By (date), after reading an illustrated familiar story, shown an illustration of a given character, and asked to identify the given character (e.g. “Point to Swimmy in the story.”), (name) will find and point to the character in the story, in (4 of 5) reading sessions.

Identify Person from Familiar Text

By (date), after reading a nonfiction text with the teacher, listening to the teacher model (1) question and answer (e.g. “Who is the postal carrier? The postal carrier is the person who delivers mail to people’s homes.”), and when asked (1) question about a person, object, or place from the text, (name) will verbally answer the question, for (4 of 5) nonfiction reading sessions.

Recognize Elements from a Familiar Story

By (date), after listening to a read aloud of a familiar text and given (1) verbal question about a story element (e.g. “Who is Spot?”, “Where is Spot’s ball?”), (name) will point to the text illustration that matches the given story element, for (4 out of 5) story element recognition exercises.

Attend to Specific Illustrations in a Book

By (date), during a shared reading of a familiar text, and when given a verbal prompt paired with a visual cue to look at a specific illustration (e.g. teacher points to illustration and says, "Look at the _____."), (name) will locate and attend to the illustration for at least (3) seconds (e.g. turn body or head toward the illustration, point to, eye-gaze), for (4 out of 5) illustrations.

Answer Questions About a Text Using Picture Choices

By (date), given a read aloud of an illustrated story and (2) text-based questions (e.g., “Was the ball in this story green or blue?”, “Was the main character a boy or a girl?"), (name) will point to the pictures and orally answer with (1) word for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Sequence Events In A Story

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar story, when given a series of (3) picture cards that represent the events in the story and a verbal prompt to sequence the cards (e.g. Teacher asks "What happened first?"), (name) will place the cards in the correct story order in (2 out of 3) sequencing activities.

Match Image/Object to Key Detail

By (date), after listening to a teacher read a familiar illustrated text on the student’s independent level, given (4) illustration choices (one of which represents a detail from the text), and verbally prompted by the teacher (e.g. “Point to the picture that shows something we read about in the text.”), (name) will point to the correct illustration, in (4 of 5) informational reading sessions.

Identify a Character in a Familiar Story

By (date), after reading an illustrated familiar story, shown an illustration of a given character, and asked to identify the given character (e.g. “Point to Swimmy in the story.”), (name) will find and point to the character in the story, in (4 of 5) reading sessions.

Identify Person from Familiar Text

By (date), after reading a nonfiction text with the teacher, listening to the teacher model (1) question and answer (e.g. “Who is the postal carrier? The postal carrier is the person who delivers mail to people’s homes.”), and when asked (1) question about a person, object, or place from the text, (name) will verbally answer the question, for (4 of 5) nonfiction reading sessions.

Recognize Elements from a Familiar Story

By (date), after listening to a read aloud of a familiar text and given (1) verbal question about a story element (e.g. “Who is Spot?”, “Where is Spot’s ball?”), (name) will point to the text illustration that matches the given story element, for (4 out of 5) story element recognition exercises.

Attend to Specific Illustrations in a Book

By (date), during a shared reading of a familiar text, and when given a verbal prompt paired with a visual cue to look at a specific illustration (e.g. teacher points to illustration and says, "Look at the _____."), (name) will locate and attend to the illustration for at least (3) seconds (e.g. turn body or head toward the illustration, point to, eye-gaze), for (4 out of 5) illustrations.

Understands Stories Read in Class

By (date), after a reader's theater of a story in class, (name) will demonstrate understanding of the story by role playing or acting out the answer for (2) comprehension questions (e.g. "What happens to the main character at the beginning of the story?") for (2 out of 3) stories.

Answer Questions Based on a Text

By (date), immediately after reading a instructional-level text (e.g. graphic novel) of his/her choice, (name) will verbally answer at least (3) WH- questions (e.g. who, what, when, where), provided with the text, with no more than (1) sentence frame per question (e.g. Teacher says "The girl went to the..."), in (4 of 5) reading opportunities.

Identify Details from a Familiar Text

By (date), after reading with the teacher a familiar illustrated informational text, (name) will circle (1) detail from the text from (3) written choices , in (4 of 5) informational texts.

Identify the Main Setting of a Familiar Text

By (date), after listening to a familiar instructional level story read aloud and discussing the text’s setting with a small group, (name) will select (e.g. verbal, point, eye-gaze) from (3) choices the labeled illustration that reflects the main setting of the story, for (4 of 5) fictional story setting discussions.

Identify a Main Idea that is Explicitly Stated

By (date), after reading a familiar , illustrated, informational text (2) times in which the main idea is explicitly stated (e.g. “Dogs make great pets.”) and asked to identify the main idea, (name) will choose the main idea from (3) written and read options , for (4 of 5) informational texts.

Identify the Narrator of a Familiar Story

By (date), after listening to an illustrated, familiar story (2) times, given (3) illustrated choices and asked to identify the narrator (e.g. “Which of these characters tells the story?”), (name) will verbally identify the narrator, in (4 of 5) story readings.

Identify the Main Character

By (date), when asked to identify the main character from a familiar story, (name) will select the main character from (3) written and illustrated options, for (2 out of 3) character identification activities.

Identify Events in a Familiar Text

By (date), after reading a familiar , independent-level informational text and answering (1) previously-mastered question about the text, when verbally asked to state (1) event from the text, (name) will verbally state (1) event, in (4 of 5) informational text sessions.

Identify Key Details from a Text

By (date), after a shared reading of an illustrated excerpt from a familiar text, and when asked about a key detail from it, (name) will select the object that most corresponds with the key detail from a choice of (2) real objects, for (4 out of 5) key details.

Understands Stories Read in Class

By (date), after a reader's theater of a story in class, (name) will demonstrate understanding of the story by role playing or acting out the answer for (2) comprehension questions (e.g. "What happens to the main character at the beginning of the story?") for (2 out of 3) stories.

Answer Questions Based on a Text

By (date), immediately after reading a instructional-level text (e.g. graphic novel) of his/her choice, (name) will verbally answer at least (3) WH- questions (e.g. who, what, when, where), provided with the text, with no more than (1) sentence frame per question (e.g. Teacher says "The girl went to the..."), in (4 of 5) reading opportunities.

Identify Details from a Familiar Text

By (date), after reading with the teacher a familiar illustrated informational text, (name) will circle (1) detail from the text from (3) written choices , in (4 of 5) informational texts.

Identify the Main Setting of a Familiar Text

By (date), after listening to a familiar instructional level story read aloud and discussing the text’s setting with a small group, (name) will select (e.g. verbal, point, eye-gaze) from (3) choices the labeled illustration that reflects the main setting of the story, for (4 of 5) fictional story setting discussions.

Identify a Main Idea that is Explicitly Stated

By (date), after reading a familiar , illustrated, informational text (2) times in which the main idea is explicitly stated (e.g. “Dogs make great pets.”) and asked to identify the main idea, (name) will choose the main idea from (3) written and read options , for (4 of 5) informational texts.

Identify the Narrator of a Familiar Story

By (date), after listening to an illustrated, familiar story (2) times, given (3) illustrated choices and asked to identify the narrator (e.g. “Which of these characters tells the story?”), (name) will verbally identify the narrator, in (4 of 5) story readings.

Identify the Main Character

By (date), when asked to identify the main character from a familiar story, (name) will select the main character from (3) written and illustrated options, for (2 out of 3) character identification activities.

Identify Events in a Familiar Text

By (date), after reading a familiar , independent-level informational text and answering (1) previously-mastered question about the text, when verbally asked to state (1) event from the text, (name) will verbally state (1) event, in (4 of 5) informational text sessions.

Identify Key Details from a Text

By (date), after a shared reading of an illustrated excerpt from a familiar text, and when asked about a key detail from it, (name) will select the object that most corresponds with the key detail from a choice of (2) real objects, for (4 out of 5) key details.

Understands Stories Read in Class

By (date), after a reader's theater of a story in class, (name) will demonstrate understanding of the story by role playing or acting out the answer for (2) comprehension questions (e.g. "What happens to the main character at the beginning of the story?") for (2 out of 3) stories.

Answer Questions Based on a Text

By (date), immediately after reading a instructional-level text (e.g. graphic novel) of his/her choice, (name) will verbally answer at least (3) WH- questions (e.g. who, what, when, where), provided with the text, with no more than (1) sentence frame per question (e.g. Teacher says "The girl went to the..."), in (4 of 5) reading opportunities.

Identify Details from a Familiar Text

By (date), after reading with the teacher a familiar illustrated informational text, (name) will circle (1) detail from the text from (3) written choices , in (4 of 5) informational texts.

Identify the Main Setting of a Familiar Text

By (date), after listening to a familiar instructional level story read aloud and discussing the text’s setting with a small group, (name) will select (e.g. verbal, point, eye-gaze) from (3) choices the labeled illustration that reflects the main setting of the story, for (4 of 5) fictional story setting discussions.

Identify a Main Idea that is Explicitly Stated

By (date), after reading a familiar , illustrated, informational text (2) times in which the main idea is explicitly stated (e.g. “Dogs make great pets.”) and asked to identify the main idea, (name) will choose the main idea from (3) written and read options , for (4 of 5) informational texts.

Identify the Narrator of a Familiar Story

By (date), after listening to an illustrated, familiar story (2) times, given (3) illustrated choices and asked to identify the narrator (e.g. “Which of these characters tells the story?”), (name) will verbally identify the narrator, in (4 of 5) story readings.

Identify the Main Character

By (date), when asked to identify the main character from a familiar story, (name) will select the main character from (3) written and illustrated options, for (2 out of 3) character identification activities.

Identify Events in a Familiar Text

By (date), after reading a familiar , independent-level informational text and answering (1) previously-mastered question about the text, when verbally asked to state (1) event from the text, (name) will verbally state (1) event, in (4 of 5) informational text sessions.

Identify Key Details from a Text

By (date), after a shared reading of an illustrated excerpt from a familiar text, and when asked about a key detail from it, (name) will select the object that most corresponds with the key detail from a choice of (2) real objects, for (4 out of 5) key details.

Summarize a Fictional Story

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar fictional story , (name) will use (4) sentence starters (e.g., " The main character of the story is ____", "At the beginning of the story _______", "Later in the story _______", "At the end of the story _______") to orally summarize the central ideas and significant details of the story for (3 out of 4) fictional stories.

Identify Evidence for a Text's Claim

By (date), after listening to a read aloud of a familiar text, when given a verbal claim about the text (e.g. Teacher says "How do you know that character A is upset with character B?"), (name) will identify at least (2) pieces of evidence from the text by pointing to a photo answer choice (e.g. photos portraying different scenes in the story) from a field of (4) picture answer choices within (10) seconds of the verbal prompt, for (4 out of 5) story comprehension activities.

Select Details to Support an Idea

By (date), after a familiar informational text is read aloud, and when asked a verbal or written question about a main idea in the text, (name) will identify (e.g. point, state, eye gaze) which of (3) written or illustrated explicit textual details support the idea, for (3 out of 3) ideas presented.

Identify a Story's Theme

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar text and when asked a guiding question about the story's message or theme, (name) will identify which of (3) captioned picture choices represent the overall message or theme of the story, for (3 out of 3) theme analyses.

Sequence Events in Narrative Text

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar narrative text, (name) will sequence (3) captioned picture choices to reflect the text’s beginning, middle and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select the Most Relevant Detail

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select which of (3) written details is the most relevant, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify a Supporting Detail

By (date), after a reminder of the main idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will choose (1) written detail that supports the main idea from (3) options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Summarize a Fictional Story

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar fictional story , (name) will use (4) sentence starters (e.g., " The main character of the story is ____", "At the beginning of the story _______", "Later in the story _______", "At the end of the story _______") to orally summarize the central ideas and significant details of the story for (3 out of 4) fictional stories.

Identify Evidence for a Text's Claim

By (date), after listening to a read aloud of a familiar text, when given a verbal claim about the text (e.g. Teacher says "How do you know that character A is upset with character B?"), (name) will identify at least (2) pieces of evidence from the text by pointing to a photo answer choice (e.g. photos portraying different scenes in the story) from a field of (4) picture answer choices within (10) seconds of the verbal prompt, for (4 out of 5) story comprehension activities.

Select Details to Support an Idea

By (date), after a familiar informational text is read aloud, and when asked a verbal or written question about a main idea in the text, (name) will identify (e.g. point, state, eye gaze) which of (3) written or illustrated explicit textual details support the idea, for (3 out of 3) ideas presented.

Identify a Story's Theme

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar text and when asked a guiding question about the story's message or theme, (name) will identify which of (3) captioned picture choices represent the overall message or theme of the story, for (3 out of 3) theme analyses.

Sequence Events in Narrative Text

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar narrative text, (name) will sequence (3) captioned picture choices to reflect the text’s beginning, middle and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select the Most Relevant Detail

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select which of (3) written details is the most relevant, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify a Supporting Detail

By (date), after a reminder of the main idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will choose (1) written detail that supports the main idea from (3) options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Summarize a Fictional Story

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar fictional story , (name) will use (4) sentence starters (e.g., " The main character of the story is ____", "At the beginning of the story _______", "Later in the story _______", "At the end of the story _______") to orally summarize the central ideas and significant details of the story for (3 out of 4) fictional stories.

Identify Evidence for a Text's Claim

By (date), after listening to a read aloud of a familiar text, when given a verbal claim about the text (e.g. Teacher says "How do you know that character A is upset with character B?"), (name) will identify at least (2) pieces of evidence from the text by pointing to a photo answer choice (e.g. photos portraying different scenes in the story) from a field of (4) picture answer choices within (10) seconds of the verbal prompt, for (4 out of 5) story comprehension activities.

Select Details to Support an Idea

By (date), after a familiar informational text is read aloud, and when asked a verbal or written question about a main idea in the text, (name) will identify (e.g. point, state, eye gaze) which of (3) written or illustrated explicit textual details support the idea, for (3 out of 3) ideas presented.

Identify a Story's Theme

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar text and when asked a guiding question about the story's message or theme, (name) will identify which of (3) captioned picture choices represent the overall message or theme of the story, for (3 out of 3) theme analyses.

Sequence Events in Narrative Text

By (date), after a read aloud of a familiar narrative text, (name) will sequence (3) captioned picture choices to reflect the text’s beginning, middle and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select the Most Relevant Detail

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select which of (3) written details is the most relevant, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify a Supporting Detail

By (date), after a reminder of the main idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will choose (1) written detail that supports the main idea from (3) options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Recount Details From Stories

By (date), after reading a preferred fictional story in class, (name) will complete a paragraph template which recounts (2) details/events of the story, (2) characters in the story, the main idea of the story and the resolution of the story, for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Determine Sequence of Events

By (date), when given (3) pictures and (3) captions from a familiar narrative text, (name) will match the pictures to the captions and arrange them in sequence to reflect the text’s beginning, middle, and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select Relevant Details

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select the (2) most relevant details from (4) written options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify an Author's Claim

By (date), after a shared reading of a familiar informational text, when asked to identify a claim made by the author (e.g. “What does the writer tell us is true about all snakes?”), (name) will choose which of (3) written claims is present in the text, for (3 out of 3) informational text analyses.

Summarize an Informational Text Current Goal

By (date), when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries.

Identify the Views of Others

By (date), after a social scenario about a preferred topic and a follow-up prompt is read aloud, (name) will verbally identify how the person in the scenario views the topic, for (3 out of 3) social scenarios.

Identify a Character’s Feelings

By (date), after a read aloud of a literary text, when asked to identify a character’s feelings in a specific excerpt, (name) will choose which of (3) images represents the character’s feelings, for (3 out of 3) literary analyses.

Recount Details From Stories

By (date), after reading a preferred fictional story in class, (name) will complete a paragraph template which recounts (2) details/events of the story, (2) characters in the story, the main idea of the story and the resolution of the story, for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Determine Sequence of Events

By (date), when given (3) pictures and (3) captions from a familiar narrative text, (name) will match the pictures to the captions and arrange them in sequence to reflect the text’s beginning, middle, and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select Relevant Details

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select the (2) most relevant details from (4) written options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify an Author's Claim

By (date), after a shared reading of a familiar informational text, when asked to identify a claim made by the author (e.g. “What does the writer tell us is true about all snakes?”), (name) will choose which of (3) written claims is present in the text, for (3 out of 3) informational text analyses.

Summarize an Informational Text Current Goal

By (date), when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries.

Identify the Views of Others

By (date), after a social scenario about a preferred topic and a follow-up prompt is read aloud, (name) will verbally identify how the person in the scenario views the topic, for (3 out of 3) social scenarios.

Identify a Character’s Feelings

By (date), after a read aloud of a literary text, when asked to identify a character’s feelings in a specific excerpt, (name) will choose which of (3) images represents the character’s feelings, for (3 out of 3) literary analyses.

Recount Details From Stories

By (date), after reading a preferred fictional story in class, (name) will complete a paragraph template which recounts (2) details/events of the story, (2) characters in the story, the main idea of the story and the resolution of the story, for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Determine Sequence of Events

By (date), when given (3) pictures and (3) captions from a familiar narrative text, (name) will match the pictures to the captions and arrange them in sequence to reflect the text’s beginning, middle, and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select Relevant Details

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select the (2) most relevant details from (4) written options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify an Author's Claim

By (date), after a shared reading of a familiar informational text, when asked to identify a claim made by the author (e.g. “What does the writer tell us is true about all snakes?”), (name) will choose which of (3) written claims is present in the text, for (3 out of 3) informational text analyses.

Summarize an Informational Text Current Goal

By (date), when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries.

Identify the Views of Others

By (date), after a social scenario about a preferred topic and a follow-up prompt is read aloud, (name) will verbally identify how the person in the scenario views the topic, for (3 out of 3) social scenarios.

Identify a Character’s Feelings

By (date), after a read aloud of a literary text, when asked to identify a character’s feelings in a specific excerpt, (name) will choose which of (3) images represents the character’s feelings, for (3 out of 3) literary analyses.

Recount Details From Stories

By (date), after reading a preferred fictional story in class, (name) will complete a paragraph template which recounts (2) details/events of the story, (2) characters in the story, the main idea of the story and the resolution of the story, for (2 out of 3) fictional stories.

Determine Sequence of Events

By (date), when given (3) pictures and (3) captions from a familiar narrative text, (name) will match the pictures to the captions and arrange them in sequence to reflect the text’s beginning, middle, and end events, for (3 out of 3) text structure activities.

Select Relevant Details

By (date), after reviewing the central idea of a previously-read informational text, (name) will select the (2) most relevant details from (4) written options, for (3 out of 3) informational texts.

Identify an Author's Claim

By (date), after a shared reading of a familiar informational text, when asked to identify a claim made by the author (e.g. “What does the writer tell us is true about all snakes?”), (name) will choose which of (3) written claims is present in the text, for (3 out of 3) informational text analyses.

Summarize an Informational Text Current Goal

By (date), when asked to summarize a familiar informational text, (name) will write a (4-7)-word summary with words and/or phrases chosen from a bank of (8) choices, for (3 out of 3) summaries.

Identify the Views of Others

By (date), after a social scenario about a preferred topic and a follow-up prompt is read aloud, (name) will verbally identify how the person in the scenario views the topic, for (3 out of 3) social scenarios.

Identify a Character’s Feelings

By (date), after a read aloud of a literary text, when asked to identify a character’s feelings in a specific excerpt, (name) will choose which of (3) images represents the character’s feelings, for (3 out of 3) literary analyses.

Referenced Strategies

  • Peer Buddies

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  • Graduated Guidance

    Graduated guidance is an instructional technique in which the teacher provides manual prompts to complete a sequence of actions and then fad...

  • Adapted Text

    Adapted text is any text that has been changed from its original print format. This includes a variety of strategies to make traditional tex...

  • Multiple Representations

    Multiple representations allow students to see the same mathematical expression or mathematical relationship presented in more than one form...

  • Teacher Modeling Academic Task

    Teacher modeling includes explicit instruction on how to complete a task. When tasks are modeled, students learn by multi-sensory observatio...

  • Preferred Topic or Text

    Allowing students to select a preferred topic or text for a project increases engagement and balances the cognitive load when students are l...

  • Oral Presentation

    Oral presentations provide an alternative to written language. Students may answer questions from a teacher or peer in an interview format, ...

  • Word Bank

    A word bank is a list of words that is created by the teacher or student that relates to the core content and academic material the student ...

  • Familiar Text

    Teachers may provide a previously-taught book or passage as a practice text when students are learning a new skill. Using a familiar text cr...