This PowerPoint can be used to inform educators and administrators of the increasing complexity (k-6th grade) of the Common Core State Standards for Reading - Informational Text. All four standards for informational text along with the strands are presented including key idea and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and range of reading and level of text complexity. For professional development, you can add notes or use the slides as is or changed as needed. All of the information was taken from the Common Core States Standards Initiative web page, http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy. Please email me if you have any questions!