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Reading Standards


Reading Standards: Foundations Level (Grades 1-3)
Students learn and effectively apply a variety of reading strategies for comprehending, interpreting, and evaluating a wide range of texts including fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works.

R-F1:
Use phonetic skills to decode words.

R-F2:
Use word recognition and decoding strategies such as phonetic skills, context clues, picture clues, word order, prefixes and suffixes to comprehend written selections.

R-F3:
Use reading comprehension strategies such as drawing conclusions, summarizing, making predictions, identifying cause and effect, and differentiating fiction from nonfiction.

R-F4:
Identify facts and the main idea, sequence events, define and differentiate characters, and determine an author's purpose in a range of traditional and contemporary literature.

R-F5:
Analyze selections of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for their literary elements such as character, setting, plot, sequence of events and organization of text.

R-F6:
Read and comprehend consumer information such as forms, newspaper ads, warning labels and safety pamphlets.

R-F7:
Follow a list of directions and evaluate those directions for clarity.

R-F8:
Recognize the historical and cultural perspectives of literary selections.

Reading Standards: Essentials Level(Grades 4-8)
Students learn and effectively apply a variety of reading strategies for comprehending, interpreting, and evaluating a wide range of texts including fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works.

R-E1:
Use structural analysis skills such as identifying root words, prefixes, suffixes, and word origins to decode words unfamiliar in print.

R-E2:
Use reading strategies such as making inferences and predictions, summarizing, paraphrasing, differentiating fact from opinion, drawing conclusions, and determining the author's purpose and perspective to comprehend written selections.

R-E3:
Analyze selections of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by identifying the plot line; distinguishing the main character from minor ones; describing the relationship between and motivations of characters; and making inferences about the events, setting, style, tone, mood, and meaning of the selection.

R-E4:
Identify the author's purpose, position, bias, and strategies in a persuasive selection.

R-E5:
Evaluate an instructional manual such as assembly directions or user's guide for clarity and completeness.

Reading Standards: Proficiency Level(Grades 9-12)
Students learn and effectively apply a variety of reading strategies for comprehending, interpreting, and evaluating a wide range of texts including fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works.

R-P1:
Apply reading strategies such as extracting, summarizing, clarifying, and interpreting information; predicting events and extending the ideas presented; relating new information to prior knowledge; supporting assertions with evidence; and making useful connections to other topics to comprehend works of literature and documents.

R-P2:
Recognize, analyze and evaluate an author's use of literary elements such as mood, tone, theme, point of view, diction, dialogue and figurative language (metaphors, allusions, symbolism, similes) in selections of challenging fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

R-P3:
Evaluate the author's persuasive techniques in written selections such as editorials, essays, reviews, and critiques.

R-P4:
Evaluate technical journals or workplace documents for purpose, organizational pattern, clarity, reliability, accuracy, and relevancy of information.

R-P5:
Analyze classic and contemporary literature selections, drawn from American and world literature, for the universality of themes such as the individual's role in society, interdependence, and the interaction between man and nature.

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