Reading Literature

  • •Who, what, when, where, why

  • •Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse culturesl

  • •Describe how characters in a story respond to major events

  • •Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning

  • •Describe structure of a story

  • •Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters

  • •Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story

  • •Read and comprehend literature of appropriate complexity

Reading Informational Text

  • •Identify the main topic and retell key details

  • •Describe the connection between a series of events or concepts

  • •Determine the meaning of words and phrases

  • •Locate key facts or information efficiently

  • •Identify the main purpose of a text

  • •Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text

  • •Describe how reasons support specific points

  • •Compare and contrast most important points presented by two texts on the same topic

  • •Read and comprehend texts appropriate for grades 2-3

Foundational Skills

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

  • •Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension


  • •Write opinion pieces with support statements

  • •Write informative/explanatory piece with support statements

  • •Write narratives including details

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

  • •Focus on a topic and strengthen writing by revising and editing

  • •Produce writing with development and organization

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

Speaking and Listening

  • •Participate in group conversations

  • •Recount key details in a text read aloud

  • •Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify

  • •Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts, details

  • •Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories

  • •Produce complete sentences

Language Standards

  • •Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage

  • •Demonstrate command English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

  • •Clarify unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases

  • •Demonstrate understanding of figurative language

  • •Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, including descriptions

  • •Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

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