State Curriculum - Reading

Grade PK
Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text: Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational text.
1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of informational texts
a. Listen to nonfiction materials
  • Nonfiction trade books
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia resources
b. Listen to and read functional documents by following simple oral or rebus directions
  • Recipes
  • Rules
  • Signs
  • Center activities
  • Labels
  • Classroom schedules
c. Listen to and use personal interest materials, such as books and magazines
2. Recognize and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
a. Recognize print features
  • Print size
b. Recognize graphic aids
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Diagrams
3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text
a. Recognize sequential order
4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
a. Retell important facts from a text
b. Identify how someone might use the text
5. Evaluate informational text

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.


MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at: