2.A The student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a wide variety of texts.
2.A.1 The student will demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate words, syllables, onsets, rimes, and individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words.
2.A.1.1 Demonstrate an awareness of the sounds that are made by different letters by distinguishing beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words, rhyming words, and clearly pronouncing blends and vowel sounds.
2.A.1.1.a Segment and blend the phonemes of one- and two-syllable words.
2.A.1.1.b Substitute a phoneme change to a word.
2.A.2 The student will apply sound-symbol relationships to decode unknown words.
2.A.2.1 Phonetic Analysis
2.A.2.1.a Use consonant sounds in beginning, medial, and final positions.
2.A.2.1.b Use short, long, and r-controlled vowel sounds.
2.A.2.1.c Use blends, digraphs, and diphthongs.
2.A.2.2 Structural Analysis
2.A.2.2.a Build and understand compound words, contractions, and base words using prefixes and suffixes.
2.A.2.2.b Apply knowledge of basic syllabication rules to decode words in text.
2.A.3 The student will develop and expand knowledge of words and word meanings to increase vocabulary.
2.A.3.1 Expand vocabulary in language and writing by reading and listening to a variety of text and literature.
2.A.3.2 Understand and explain common antonyms (words with opposite meanings), synonyms (words with the same meanings), and homonyms/homophones (words which sound the same but have different spellings and meanings, e.g., bear and bare).