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3.1 Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
3.1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.
3.1.2 Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities.
3.1.3 Students will use phonetic analysis to read and write grade-level text.
3.1.3.a Know and apply advanced sound/spelling patterns (e.g., Anglo-Saxon common roots and affixes, special vowel spellings [ough, ion], multi-syllable words) when reading, writing, and spelling grade-level text.
3.1.3.b Use word structure to read text (e.g., prefixes/suffixes contractions, syllabication, derivation).
3.1.3.c Recognize and read grade-level (phonetic and non-phonetic) words in text.
3.1.4 Students will develop accuracy, phrasing, and expression while reading a variety of grade-level print/digital text to support comprehension.
3.1.4.a Listen to and read text of increasing length and/or complexity to increase reader stamina.
3.1.4.b Use context to adjust pace and prosody based on purpose, text complexity, form, and style.
3.1.5 Students will build and use conversational, academic, and content-specific grade-level vocabulary.
3.1.5.a Determine meaning of words through the knowledge of word structure elements, known words, and word patterns (e.g., contractions, plurals, possessives, parts of speech, syllables, affixes, base and root words, abbreviations).
3.1.5.b Apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, and sentence clues) and text features to help infer meaning of unknown words.
3.1.5.c Acquire new academic and content-specific grade-level vocabulary, relate to prior knowledge, and apply in new situations.
3.1.5.d Identify semantic relationships (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs, homophones, multiple-meaning words) to determine the meaning of words, aid in comprehension, and improve writing.
3.1.5.e Locate words and determine meaning using reference materials.
3.1.6 Students will construct meaning by using prior knowledge and text information while reading grade-level literary and informational text.
3.1.6.a Identify author's purpose(s) (e.g., explain, entertain, inform, persuade) to support text comprehension.
3.1.6.b Identify and describe elements of literary text (e.g., characters, setting, plot, point of view).
3.1.6.c Identify and explain why authors use literary devices (e.g., simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhythm, personification, hyperbole, idioms).
3.1.6.d Summarize a literary text and/or media, using key details to identify the theme.
3.1.6.e Determine main ideas and supporting details from informational text and/or media.
3.1.6.f Use text features to locate information and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of print and digital text.
3.1.6.g Compare and contrast the characteristics that distinguish a variety of literary and informational texts.
3.1.6.h Compare and contrast similar themes, topics, and/or patterns of events in literary and informational texts to develop a multicultural perspective.
3.1.6.i Construct and/or answer literal and inferential questions and support answers with specific evidence from the text or additional sources.
3.1.6.j Identify and apply knowledge of organizational patterns to comprehend informational text (e.g., sequence, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast).
3.1.6.k Select text and explain the purpose (e.g., answer a question, solve problems, enjoy, form an opinion, understand a specific viewpoint, predict outcomes, discover models for own writing, accomplish a task).
3.1.6.l Build background knowledge and activate prior knowledge to identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections before, during, and after reading.
3.1.6.m Self-monitor comprehension by recognizing when meaning is disrupted and apply strategies to clarify, confirm, or correct.
3.1.6.n Make and confirm/modify predictions and inferences before, during, and after reading literary, informational, digital text, and/or media.
3.1.6.o Demonstrate an understanding of text via multiple mediums (e.g., writing, artistic representation, video, other media).
3.1.6.p Make connections between the text of a story, drama, or poem and a visual or oral presentation of the text.