RI4.3 EXPLAINING EVENTS in a historical, scientific, or technical text
RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
CHARACTERISTICS: Often has a table of contents, glossary, and index. Can be read out of order, or only parts TEXT STRUCTURE: Usually description (main idea) but can be: cause/effect problem/solution sequence/chronological compare/contrast or a combination of structures.
Historical Text- text about historical ideas and concepts
Scientific Text- text about scientific ideas and topics
Including: Text books, trade books, newspaper/magazine articles, reference books, and research websites.