2nd Grade Reading For Informational Text


2nd Grade Reading Standards for Informational Text


Key Ideas and Details

RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. tools-icon
RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. tools-icon
RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. tools-icon

Craft and Structure

RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area. tools-icon
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. tools-icon
RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. tools-icon

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text. tools-icon
RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.  tools-icon
RI.2.9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic. tools-icon

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RI.2.10 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. tools-icon
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