9 Interpret and analyze the author's use of words, phrases, and conventions, and how their relationships shape meaning and tone in print and multimedia texts.
9.1 Determine the figurative and connotative meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on specific verses or stanzas of poems or sections of narrative or drama.
13 Read independently and comprehend a variety of texts for the purposes of reading for enjoyment, acquiring new learning, and building stamina; reflect on and respond to increasingly complex text over time.
13.1 Engage in whole and small group reading with purpose and understanding through teacher modeling and gradual release of responsibility.
13.2 Read independently for sustained periods of time to build stamina.
13.3 Read and respond to grade level text to become self-directed, critical readers, and thinkers.