-The ability to accurately read and pronounce words.
Proficiency in applying phonics rules and strategies to decode unfamiliar words.
Demonstrating knowledge of common prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
-Reading with appropriate speed, rhythm, and expression.
Demonstrating automaticity in word recognition.
Maintaining comprehension while reading aloud.
-Understanding and interpreting text at a deeper level.
Identifying main ideas, supporting details, and key points.
Making inferences, drawing conclusions, and predicting outcomes.
-Expanding word knowledge and usage.
Understanding and using context clues to determine word meaning.
Acquiring and utilizing grade-appropriate academic and domain-specific vocabulary.
5. Text Structure:
-Recognizing and understanding different types of text structures (e.g., chronological, cause and effect, problem-solution).
Identifying organizational patterns within texts.
Making connections between text structures and comprehension strategies.
6. Critical Thinking:
-Analyzing and evaluating information from texts.
Asking and answering higher-order thinking questions.
Making connections between texts and personal experiences or prior knowledge.
7. Literary Elements:
-Identifying and understanding literary elements such as plot, setting, characters, and theme.
Analyzing the author's purpose and point of view.
Recognizing figurative language and its impact on meaning.
8. Reading Strategies:
-Utilizing a variety of reading strategies, such as summarizing, visualizing, and questioning.
Applying problem-solving techniques to overcome reading obstacles.
Monitoring comprehension and adjusting reading strategies when necessary.
9. Independent Reading:
-Demonstrating a love for reading and engaging in independent reading.
Choosing books at an appropriate reading level and genre.
Reflecting on reading experiences and sharing thoughts with others.
10. Media Literacy:
-Understanding and critically evaluating information from digital and media sources.
Recognizing bias, misinformation, and persuasive techniques in media texts.
Applying responsible and ethical practices when using digital resources.