North Carolina Standard Course of Study
NC.RI. READING: INFORMATIONAL TEXT
RI.2. Determine central ideas (RI) or themes (RL) of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
RI.5.2. Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.8. 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.
RI.5.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).