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will increase comprehension of a variety of printed materials to ___________- as measured by ___________ (running records, IRI, anecdotal data, observation, performance assessment, etc.)
Locate information and clarify meaning by skimming, scanning, reading carefully, and using other reading strategies.
Clarigy meaning by skimming, scanning, and reading carefully.
Review text to locate information and clarify meaning by skimming, scanning, reading carefully, and using other reading strategies.
Apply various prereading strategies (e.g., preview, skimming).
Apply reading strategies (e.g., slowing down, saying "blank", reading on, consulting a reference, or asking for help).
Use word attack strategies to locate specific words, phrases, word patterns and recognize sight words when returning to familiar text.
Recognize and adjust reading strategies to accomodate the difficulty, purpose, and interest of different texts.
Return to text to locate information, support conclusions and answer questions.
Develop strategies for locating words and their definitions in the dictionary and locating information in reference materials.
Use information from illustrations, tables of contents, glossaries, indexes, headings, graphs, charts, diagrams, and/or tables to assist in comprehension of text.
Develop an understanding of text organization and structure to assist in comprehension (e.g., cause-effect, time order, order of importance).
Use visual information in texts to locate answers and/or assist in understanding.
Identify and address text-based sources of reading difficulty (e.g., unfamiliar organization, difficult vocabulary, too much information) when doing coursework.
Adjust their reading and monitor comprehension strategies to accomodate the content, for, purpose and difficulty of the material.
Use a variety of strategies: Rereading, reading on, monitoring, cross checking, predicting, confirming, searching and self-correcting.
Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
Identify the sequence of events in a reading selection.
Retell story events, repeated patterns or information from a reading.
Recall main ideas and supporting details in a reading selection.
Identify sequence of events, main ideas, and details or facts in literary and informational text.
Identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, main idea, and mood in stories read.
Ask questions, make observations and draw conclusions from a story.
Retell, summarize, and paraphrase when reading or listening to others

Return to text and illustrations to locate information, support conclusions, and answer questions.
Respond to readings in many ways (e.g., learning logs, topic webbings, etc).
Identify reference materials and nonfiction sources (e.g., library, dictionary to locate information).
Recall details and the main idea after reading a selection.
Retell a story independently to include character, setting, beginning, middle and end of story.
Develop strategies for locating informatin in reference materials.
Restate, paraphrase and summarize what is read to monitor understanding when reading or listening to others read in a variety of texts.
Use paraphrasing to monitor understanding when reading or listening to others read.
Identify any information that is extraneous or missing (e.g., story elements, directions, math problems).
Identify in functional documents the sequence of activities needed to carry out a procedure in functional documents.
Identify any information that is extraneous or missing (e.g., story elements, directions, math problems).
Summarize or retell to demonstrate understanding of the central ideas and significant details of the material.
Relate new information to personal experiences and previous knowledge.
Make simple predictions before, during or after reading.
Write or share new endings for additional events for stories read.
Identify cause and effect relationships.
Ask purposeful questions about the material being read.
Draw conclusions when reading literary and informational text.
Analyze the information and ideas presented in the text to make predictions and infer cause and effect.
Identify relationships, images, repeated actions, patterns, or symbols, and draw conclusions about their meaning in the text.
Form and support opinions and conclusions with specific evidence from the text.
Recognize and analyze the use of emotionally laden words and imagery.
Use information from one source or two sources to answer a question or discuss a topic.
Extend ideas presented in text with opinion, conclusions, and judgements.
Identify persuasive language within texts.
Identify author's writing style, plot, conclusion, storyline, point of view, and word choice.
Evaluate author's writing style, plot, conclusion, storyline, and point of view and word choice.
Analyze and evaluate information and form conclusions, opinions, and judgements reasonable about the text.
Analyze and evaluate from two sources or several sources to answer a question or express knowledge on a subject.
Evaluate stylistic devices and story elements chosen by author (e.g., plot, resolutions, word choice, foreshadowing and flashbacks). Identify the use of argument, persuasive, and manipulative language, (e.g., advertising, propaganda, coercive talk).
Analyze and evaluate whether a conclusion is validated by the evidence in a reading selection.
Identify common persuasive techniques used in a variety of texts, including public documents.
Compare, contrast or relate similar stories to other stories or to personal experiences.
Read and compare at least two texts about one topic, or from one genre.
Make comparisons, generalizations, and connections among texts.
Analyze text by relating it to ideas, events, situations, and/or opinions.
Examine the source, the author's purpose, point of view and bias in a variety of texts including public documents.
Read and compare at least two texts about one topic, or from one genre.
Read and compare three texts on an issue or topic, or by a single writer.
Read and compare ideas and concerns from four pieces of written text about an issue or topic by a single author in one genre.
Extend and expand comprehension by relating the text to other texts, experiences, and events as directed by the teacher.
Extend the texts by relating them to ideas, events, situations, and/or opinions.
Analyze issues, connections, events by connecting a variety of texts on a topic or genre.
Analyze the arguments and positions advanced in a variety of texts inluding public documents and put information together from several sources to answer questions.
Read daily for __ minutes.
Identify and use a variety of nonfiction texts such as books, newspapers, and magazines.
Maintain a personal reading record (e.g., log of books, list of tests to be read, reflective journal).
Identify favorite books, authors, reading topics and genres from a variety of geo-cultural groups. (3: 2 books, 5: 3 books, 8: 10/several books).
Choose to read for enjoyment and/or information.
Listen to articles read aloud from several texts about the same subject to collect information.
Use newspapers and magazines as sources of information for research.