Key Ideas and Details
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describe characters in a literary story (e.g., their traits, motivations or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts or steps in technical procedures in an informational text, using language that pertains to time, sequence and cause/effect.
determine the main idea of an informational text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of an informational text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
recount stories, including fables, folktales and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the literary text.