The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea. b) Summarize text relating supporting details. c) Understand the purpose of text structures and use those features to locate information and gain meaning from texts. d) Identify characteristics of expository, technical, and persuasive texts. e) Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified. f) Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information. g) Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, or complete a task. h) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence. i) Differentiate between fact and opinion. j) Organize and synthesize information from sources for use in written and oral presentations. k) Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.