Literal and Inferential Comprehension
2 levels below
Acquire general academic vocabulary.
Use contextual analysis to decipher unknown words.
Use structural analysis to decipher unknown words.
Employ dictionary/reference skills.
Identify the central point.
Recognize stated main ideas.
Determine implied main ideas.
Identify major and minor supporting details.
Demonstrate ability to summarize, map, and outline main ideas and details in readings.
Distinguish among patterns of organization.
Distinguish between fact and opinion.
Identify the author’s purpose (persuade, inform, entertain).
Recognize the author’s tone.
Apply strategies for enhancing reading rate (i.e. skimming, scanning, adjusting rate according to purpose).
Makes predictions in reading.
Utilize schema and other metacognitive strategies to construct meaning from text.
Introduce notion of self-regulation in learning through reading.
Create summaries, maps and outlines to monitor comprehension of material.
3 levels below
Grade Equivalency 6-8
Increase acquisition of academic vocabulary.
Use structural analysis to decode words.
Employ denotation and connotation techniques
Employ dictionary skills.
Recognize topics and implied and stated main idea, and supporting details (in longer readings).
Learn graphic organizers to assist in comprehension, including mapping, outlining and summarizing.
Recognize signal words in context of patterns of organization.
Begin to recognize inferences.
Independently recognize that authors write for different purposes.
Express personal opinion about reading.
Demonstrate automaticity of word recognition.
Understand strategies for enhancing reading rate appropriate to reading level.
Explore metacognition as a means of constructing meaning from text and creating self regulation in learning through reading.
4 levels below
Grade Equivalency 6 and
Increase acquisition of academic vocabulary
Use decoding techniques on unfamiliar words.
Recognize word patterns and phonetically regular and irregular words.
Follow written directions
Distinguish b/w general and specific categories
Recognize topics and stated main idea, and supporting details
Recognize that authors write for different purposes, with guided assistance from instructor
Begins to express personal opinion about reading.
Demonstrate automaticity of sight words
Increase reading rate appropriate to reading level by decreasing word by word reading, sub-vocalization and regressions in reading.
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