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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.

Use a checklist or anecdotal notes during small-group or one-on-one conferences or learning-center time to keep track of whether students are able to recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including titles and simple graphics to gain information.

Informational texts are texts that present information in order to explain, clarify, and/or educate. In kindergarten, this could include procedural texts, magazines, menus, nonfiction books, and pamphlets. Informational text characteristics include text and graphic features such as a table of contents, captions, bold print, diagrams, etc. Informational text structures include compare/contrast, central idea with supporting facts, description, and cause/effect.
a text that presents information to explain, clarify, and/or educate
Graphic features are pictures, visual aids, or other images within a text used to support that author’s purpose and message (e.g., graphs, diagrams, charts, timelines, and bullet points).