Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Craft and Structure
RI5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
5.RI5. Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
5.RI5.2. Determine and explain how a text is organized, noting points where the organization changes.
5.RI5.5. Use academic and domain-specific vocabulary when explaining either orally or in writing the organizational structure of a text or part of a text (See CCSS W.5.9; L.5.6).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI8.CCR. Anchor Standard: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
5.RI8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
5.RI8.1. Explain the relationship between the organizational pattern (i.e., how reasons and evidence are organized) and the meaning and/or purpose of a text (See CCSS RI.5.5.).