identify the main idea(s) in informational text.
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts. a) Identify text organization and structure. b) Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing. c) Skim manuals or informational sources to locate information. d) Compare and contrast informational texts. e) Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams. f) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence. g) Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge. h) Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.