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will apply vocabulary skills to improve reading comprehension. 1B
will explain the meaning/purpose of ___ sight words. 1b2
will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in reading materials. 1b2
will match synonyms. 1b2
will match antonyms. 1b2
will explain analogies. 1b2
will match, define, spell homonyms. 1b2

will apply strategies to improve reading comprehension. 1B
will use the Paraphrasing strategy to identify the main idea and details of a reading selection. 1b2
will use the Paraphrasing strategy to put the main idea and details into his/her own words. 1b2
will use the Paraphrasing strategy to identify the most important information in the selection. 1b2
will recall and relate prior knowledge about the topics in a reading selection. 1b2
will use the Self-Questioning strategy prior to reading age-appropriate materials. 1b2
will establish a purpose and generate questions prior to reading a selection. 1b2
will preview or survey reading selections before reading them. 1b2
will continuously check for understanding when reading. 1b2
will identify the form and purpose of writing selections. 1b2
will use the Visual Imagery strategy to recall details from a reading selection. 1b2
will interpret visuals (photos, graphs) associated with a reading selection. 1b2
will use the Multi-pass strategy to increase comprehension of textbook selections. 1b2

will use the ___________ Strategy to understand classroom reading material. 1B
will explain or pass a quiz on the steps in the strategy. 1b2
will use the strategy in supervised practice with "easy" materials. 1b2
will use the strategy in supervised practice with age-appropriate materials. 1b2
will identify when and how to use the strategy in other settings. 1b2
will demonstrate mastery of the strategy in multiple settings and with multiple materials. 1b2

will comprehend age-appropriate (____ level) reading materials. 1C
will answer factual questions about the reading (who, what, when, where, how). 1c2
will answer inferential questions about the reading (why). 1c2
will state/write the main idea and ___ supporting details of a reading selection. 1c2
will state/write the main idea and ___ supporting details into his/her own words. 1c2
will distinguish fact from fiction. 1c2
will distinguish fact from opinion. 1c2
will recall personal experiences/knowledge that relate to reading selections. 1c2
will compare/contrast personal experiences/knowledge to content of reading selections. 1c2
will predict the ending of a story. 1c2
will make plausible predictions relating to the reading selection. 1c2
will identify the most important or relevant information from a reading selection. 1c2
will compare/contrast characters, events, ideas from reading selections. 1c2
will compare/contrast characters, events, ideas from reading selections to real life. 1c2
will explain cause and effect relationships from reading selections. 1c2
will retell events from a story in sequence. 1c2
will write a ___ paragraph summary, listing events in chronological order. 1c2
will write a ___ paragraph summary, listing events in order of importance or relevance. 1c2
will interpret implied meanings. 1c2
will explain metaphors and similes found in reading selections. 1c3
will give examples/explain symbols used by the author in the reading selection. 1c3
will give examples/explain foreshadowing used by the author in the reading selection. 1c3
will identify the purpose of a reading selection. 1c3
will identify genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and electronic literary forms. 1c3
will identify text structure in nonfiction selections (cause/effect, sequence, compare/contrast). 1c3
will complete a graphic organizer, showing text structure. 1c3
will generate an original graphic organizer, showing text structure. 1c3
will discuss/analyze relationships among motive, behavior, and consequences found in literature. 1c3

will recognize/describe ___ elements of literature: 2A
will define/describe elements of literature: setting, plot, characters, tone, conflict, theme. 2a3
will describe the settings found in reading materials. 2a3
will describe the plot found in reading selections. 2a3
will describe the characters found in reading selections. 2a3
will explain the tone found in reading selections. 2a3
will explain the conflict and its resolution found in reading selections. 2a3
will describe the theme found in reading selections. 2a3
will identify the introduction, rising action, climax, declining action, and conclusion of a story. 2a3
will explain relationships among the elements in specific reading selections. 2a3
will explain relationships among the elements and their influence on the effectiveness of the literary piece. 2a3
will compare and contrast the setting/characters to real life experiences. 2a3

will classify reading selections according to type: 2B
will explain the differences between fiction/nonfiction. 2b3
will classify reading selections as fiction/nonfiction. 2b3
will define various types of fiction: 2b3
will classify selections by type of fiction. 2b3
will define various types of nonfiction: 2b3
will classify selections by type of nonfiction: 2b3
will explain the purpose of various types of writing. 2b3
will select reading materials appropriate to a given purpose 2b3
will distinguish prose from poetry. 2b3
will classify types of poetry. 2b3

will apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency. 1B
will determine plot, style, mood, characterization to construct initial meaning. 1b2
will determine the main idea in text to establish meaning and determine main idea inferred in text to establish meaning. 1b2
will locate factual information (e.g., details, events, sequences). 1b2
will identify and apply appropriate strategies to aid in comprehension (e.g., graphic organizers, outlining, etc.). 1b3
will locate specific details in a textbook passage to promote understanding (e.g., cause-effect, classifying, compare and contrast, sequence, etc.). 1b3
will read age-appropriate material with fluency and accuracy. 1b3
will extend the meaning from a passage to determine the main idea (e.g., theme). 1b3
will locate key words and other explicit information to construct initial meaning of a text. 1b3
will determine and use the appropriate reading style for a particular reading situation (e.g., skim, scan, reading for information, recreational reading). 1b3
will develop different strategies of reading (e.g., skimming, scanning, analytical note taking). 1b4
will locate specific information in reading text (e.g., main idea, specific fact/statistic, definition, character). 1b4
will form opinions and conclusions based upon a text. 1b4
will make reasonable logical predictions based upon events in a story or text. 1b4
will identify central characters of a text (e.g., graphic organizers, outlines). 1b4
will identify the elements and structures of the various genres as separate entities with distinctive structures and styles (e.g., use of graphic organizer or Venn diagram). 1b4
will use graphic organizers such as webbing/charting to show important ideas and relationships of ideas (e.g., read three poems by an author to identify commonalities). 1b5
will continue to practice different reading strategies, in particluar skimming for overall understand and scanning for keywords and ideas. 1b5
will demonstrate use of reading strategies necessary for various reading purposes (e.g., literary experience, information and task performance). 1b5
will analyze text to identify a sequence of events, determine a character's feelings, motives, and traits based on text. 1b2
will interpret text to infer information about an event, draw conclusions about a person or even, and predict what will happen next in a story. 1b2
will determine the appropriate reading strategy (e.g., rereading) to acquire specific information. 1b2
will interpret the use of a rhetorical question in text. 1b2
will draw graphic organizers to reflect main ideas and supporting details. 1b2
will recognize homographs (e.g., lead (to guide)-lead (a metal) and choose correct homograph for the context. 1a2
will recognize homophones (e.g., dear-deer, knight-night), and choose correct homophone for the context. 1a2
will use context clues to determine meaning of a multiple-meaning word.1a2
will use context clues to find an antonym for an unknown word.1a2
will use context clues to find a synonym for an unknown word.1a2
will use context clues to determine meaning of an unknown word.1a2
will recognize and use Greek or Latin roots as structural clues for help in determining word meanings. 1a3
will use prefixes, base words, and suffixes as structural clues for word recognition and meaning.1a3
will apply knowledge of word origins and derivations to comprehend words used in specific content areas (e.g., scientific, political, literary, mathematical). 1a3
will recognize and use key words introduced in the text. 1a3
will expand knowledge of word origins and derivations and use idioms, analogies, metaphors and similes to extend vocabulary development. 1a3
will recognize and supply rhyming words. 1a3
will compare the meaning of words and phrases and use analogies to explain the relationships among them. 1a3
will identify and generate compound words. 1a3
will determine the synonym for words in text to clarify meaning. 1a3
will recognize words as homophones and can chose appropriate homophone according to the usage. 1a3
will determine the meaning of multiple meaning words according to context. 1a3
will use context clues to establish word meaning. 1a4
will discriminate between antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, homophones, and homographs. 1a5
will compare and contrast the multiple meanings of words in the context of oral and written communication including daily situations (e.g., short story, speech, coversation). 1a5
will identify and demonstrate how words can function in different uses in oral and written communication including daily situations and formal writing. 1a5
will expand specialized vocabulary commonly used in content areas through reading and writing in progressive levels of instructional materials 1a5
will select vocabulary that is vivid, precise, and economical for oral and written communication including daily situations, using a variety of resources. 1a5
will continue to use context clues to establish word meaning. 1a5

will comprehend a broad range of reading materials 1C
will read directions to perform a task and apply the directions to a specific situation. 1c3
will interpret and analyze entire narrative text using story elements, point of view, and theme. 1c3
will use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions. 1c3
will compare, contrast, and evaluate ideas and information from various sources and genres. 1c3
will determine the meaning of a word by using context clues. 1c3
will determine factual information from opinion or fiction. 1c3
will interpret tables, graphs and maps in conjunction with related text.1c3
will locate specific details in functional materials (e.g., advertisements) and recreational materials to promote initial understanding. 1c3
will use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions. 1c3
will recognize and explain the function of an illustration within a specific text (e.g., graphic organizers such as maps, charts, lists, graphs). 1c4
will create an illustration that supports a specific text (e.g., graphic organizer such as map, chart, list, graph). 1c4
will read and state the theme of a text (e.g., short stories, novels, drama and poetry). 1c4
will read directions necessary to perform a sequential task, and then perform the task. 1c4
will read directions necessary to sequentially perform a task, and then perform the task. 1c5
will classify texts according to various reading purposes (e.g., literary experience, information and task performance). 1c5
will recognize persuasive lanuage and techniques (e.g., authority of speaker, special interest bias, propaganda in advertising). 1c5
will differentiate between human-interest elements and hard fact/opinion in a text . 1c5
will continue to differentiate between fact and opinion in order to make decisions by comparing facts (e.g., consumer magazines, travel brochures, letters to the Editor). 1c5
will draw conclusions substantiated by text, (e.g., read an educational catalog and determine the desirability of attending that school or university). 1c5

will understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning. 2A
will analyze the organization, author's style, and text components to determine genre. 2a3
will explain relationships between & among literary elements including character, plot, setting, theme, conflict & resolution & their influence on the effectiveness of the literary piece. 2a4
will analyze and evaluate the effective use of literary techniques in classic and contemporary literature representing a variety of forms and media. 2a4
will recognize literary style (e.g., genre, point of view, theme, author's voice including humor). 2a4
will continue to determine point of view in expository text (e.g., objective versus subjective, first/second/third person, omniscient versus episodic). 2a5
will interpret various literary devices and techniques, in particular, figurative language (e.g., personification, archetypes, allegorical patterns). 2a5
will compare and evaluate oral, written or viewed works from various eras and traditions and analyze complex literary devices. 2a5
will evaluate relationships between and among character, plot, setting, theme, conflict and resolution and their influence on the effectiveness of a literary piece. 2a5
will evaluate the influence of historical context on form, style, and point of view for a variety of literary works. 2a5
will analyze the development of form (e.g., short stories, essays, speeches, poetry, plays, novels) and purpose in American literature and literature of other countries. 2a5
will recognize literary devices (e.g., personification, symbolism, imagery, metaphor, simile, humor, rhythm, rhyme, meter, alliteration, assonance). 2a5
will read examples of various genres written by a single author and compare/contrast style and literary merit. 2a5
will examine the effect of technical and stylistic components in an author's work(s) in determining literary merit (e.g., write a feature article or critical review). 2a5
will analyze and evaluate characteristics of author's style and purpose given a variety of selections from the various genres (e.g., written character analysis or critique). 2a5
will research, analyze and evaluate the influences of historical, cultural and biographical (author) factors in shaping styles and voice of literary works. 2a5

will read and interpret a variety of literary works. 2B
will analyze how characters in literature deal with conflict, solve porblems and relate to real-life situations. 2b3
will read literary works by national and international authors to include: short stories, biographies, comtemporary fiction, nonfiction, narratives, novels, folklore, poetry, and drama. 2b3
will discuss and evaluate motive, resulting behavior and consequences demonstrated in literature. 2b4
will critique ideas and impressions generated by oral, visual, written and electronic materials. 2b4
will read literary works by natl. & intnatl. authors to include: novels, drama, short story, poetry, biographies, folktales, legends and nonfiction for cultural literacy, appreciation and application. 2b4
will apply knowledge gained from literature as a means of understanding contemporary and historical, economical, social and political issues and perspectives. 2b5
will continue to compare/contrast types of texts, according to content, structure, and tone (e.g., Puritan poetry versus free verse poetry, author/genre, expository versus persuasive). 2b5
will identify a particular author's work and recognize the use of tone (e.g., Mark Twain's use of humor, Jonathan Edwards' religious fervor, Frederick Douglass' advocacy). 2b5
will analyze and express an interpretation of literary work. 2b5
will recognize the organizational pattern of expository text (e.g., process, comparison/contrast, classification, cause-effect, narrative). 2b5
will identify the type or genre of a text by analyzing content, language, and style (e.g., expository versus persuasive essay, author/genre, advertisement, biographical dictionary). 2b5
will make generalizations from implicit ideas (e.g., first paragraph of the The Declaration of Independence). 2b5
will interpret character traits based on the context of the entire story (e.g., the roles of Willie Lowman, Hester Prynne, Richard Cory). 2b5
will compare/contrast the style, content, merit and impact of a literary piece produced in various forms of media. 2b5
will read a piece written in one format and, retaining theme and author's intent, rewrite it in a different genre. 2b5
will read literary works by national and international authors to include, but not be limited to novels, drama, short story, poetry, and nonfiction for cultural literacy, appreciation and application. 2b5
will infer implicit ideas and drarw conclusions during the act of reading (e.g., using historical journal articles, speeches or statistical data). 1c5
will identify the different reading strategies necessary for various reading purposes (e.g., literary experience, information, and task performance). 1b4
will apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections. 1A
will determine time/sequence using order words. 1b2
will determine author's purpose by using tone, style, and technique. 1c3
will identify characteristics and authors of various literary forms (e.g., short stories, novels, drama, fables, biographies, documentaries, poetry, science fiction). 2a3
will read literary works by natl. & intnatl. authors to include: article autobiography, biography, fable, fairy tale, folk tale, legend, mystery, myth, novel, play, poetry, tall tale, historical fiction, science fiction, realistic fiction, humorous fiction, and fantasy. 2b2