Reading Literature

  • •Key details in a text

  • •Retell familiar stories, include key details

  • •Identify characters, settings, and major events

  • •Identify unknown words

  • •Recognize common types of texts

  • •Name the author and illustrator of a story and define the roles of each

  • •Describe the relationship between illustrations and the story

  • •Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters

  • •Engage in group reading

Reading Informational Text

  • •Identify the main topic and retell key details

  • •Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information

  • •Identify unknown words in a text

  • •Identify the front/back cover and title page of a book

  • •Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text

  • •Describe the relationship between illustrations and texts in which they appear

  • •Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text

  • •Identify basic similarities in and difference between two texts on the same topic

  • •Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding

Foundational Skills

  • •Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print

  • •Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.

  • •Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

  • •Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding


  • •Compose opinion pieces

  • •Compose informative /explanatory texts

  • •Narrate a single event or several loosely linked events

  • •Respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing

  • •Explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing

  • •Participate in shared research and writing projects

  • •Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question

Speaking and Listening

  • •Participate in group conversations

  • •Confirm understanding of a text read aloud

  • •Ask questions to seek help, get information, or clarify something

  • •Describe familiar people, places, things, and events

  • •Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions

  • •Speak audibly to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly

Language Standards

  • •Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage

  • •Demonstrate command of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

  • •Clarify unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases

  • •Explore word relationships and nuances

  • •Use words and phrases acquired through conversations

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