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WHAT STUDENTS WILL READ:

Recreational (Fiction) Literature/Fiction:

  • 1.

    Fiction stories (different cultures)

  • 2.

    Fairytales

  • 3.

    Folktales

  • 4.

    Poetry

Analysis of Literature:

  • Compare and contrast, plots, setting, Characters and different versions of the same story

  • Generate alternative endings

Literary Terms:

  • Plot, setting, character, and

theme(s)

Poetry:

  • Identify use of rhythm rhyme,

and alliteration Textual (Non-fiction)

  • 1.

    Social Studies

  • 2.

    Science

  • 3.

    Newspapers

  • 4.

    Magazines

Text Features Fonts and Effects

Titles, headings, bold face print, color print, italics, bullets, captions, and, labels

Illustrations and Pictures Graphics

Diagrams, tables, graphs, charts, maps, word bubbles, overlays

Text Organizers

Index, preface, table of contents, Glossary, appendix Text Structures Cause & effect, problem & solution, question & answer, compare & contrast, description & sequence

CORE STRATEGIES (See Reading Strategies Glossary)

When teaching core strategies use this instructional framework:

  • 1.

    Teach

  • 2.

    Model

  • 3.

    Practice

  • 4.

    Apply

  • 5.

    Monitor & Assess

  • 6.

    Reteach

Strategies Teachers Use to Teach Comprehension Concepts:

  • Read Alouds

  • Shared Reading

  • Guided Reading

  • Literature Circles

Strategies/Concepts Teachers Teach Students to Apply:

  • Silent Reading

  • Independent Reading

  • Retelling

  • Literary Terms:

    • Plots

    • Setting

    • Characters

    • Theme(s)

  • Making connections (Prior Knowledge)

    • Text to self

    • Text to text

    • Text to world

  • Questioning + Use question stems aligned with year end assessments

  • Specific detail

  • Action, reason, sequence

  • Inference

  • Extended meaning

  • Critical analysis

  • Strategies

  • Visualizing

  • Drawing Inferences

  • Determining Importance

  • Monitoring Comprehension

FORMAL/INFORMAL ASSESSMENT (See Reading Assessments) State Assessments

  • CAT6

  • STAR Test

District Assessments

  • DRA Running Records

  • Houghton Mifflin

Other Assessment Tools

  • Informal Running Records with Retelling

  • Oral Reading to monitor fluency, conventions, and expression

  • Thinking Maps to show comprehension

  • Written response to text (e.g. journals)

  • Teacher Observations & Anecdotal Records

  • VESD Power Reading Assessments

  • Adopted Text Assessments

Technology assessment Tools Such As:

  • Surpass

  • Accelerated Reader

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