Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Analyze characteristics and structural elements of informational text, including:
(i) the controlling idea or thesis with supporting evidence;
(ii) features such as references or acknowledgements; and
(iii) organizational patterns that support multiple topics, categories, and subcategories;
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.