As a reminder, I am posting the “I can” statements we’ve been working on in class. I will continue to align our work to these content skills. If the focus of our content changes, I will let you know.
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I can identify different types of nonfiction text
I can recognize and use text features to determine importance and deepen understanding of nonfiction text
I can identify main ideas and key supporting details in nonfiction text
I can identify key signal words and elements of nonfiction text structures (Description, Compare & Contrast, Chronological, Problem & Solution, Cause & Effect)
I can identify facts within literary nonfiction
I can make inferences to identify big ideas in nonfiction texts
I can synthesize ideas across multiple texts on the same subject
I can write an informative piece which examines a topic and convey ideas
I can introduce a topic & provide a general focus & and group related information
I can include formatting and illustrations when helpful
I can use facts, definitions, details and quotations to develop the topic
I can inform and explain using domain specific vocabulary and precise language
I can provide a concluding statement or section
I can determine the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
I can explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context