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1.4

Recognize the meaning and spelling of prefixes, and suffixes.

The adult learner understands that many words consist of prefixes and suffixes and that a basic understanding of these affixes will enable the learner to extract meaning.

Example: “pre” signifies before, for example, predispose.

1.5

Read an extensive list of sight words with automaticity.

The adult learner automatically recognizes a wide range of words, thus enhancing reading fluency and rate.

Has automatic recall of the 500 word families included in the Academic Word List which contains words found in higher level (college, technical) texts.

Instantly recognize and use the approximately 2000 words found in the General Service List that make up about 70-80% of basic reading material, such as newspapers and magazines.

Objective

2.0 Reads a variety of connected text with accuracy, speed, and appropriate phrasing.

Benchmarks

The adult learner is able to:

Examples of How/Where Adults

Use This Skill

2.1

Read silently at an appropriate speed with understanding approximately 220-250 words per minute.

The adult learner can complete a reading passage of 220+ words in one minute and accurately respond to comprehension questions.

Consistently complete timed reading activities at student’s grade equivalent.

2.2

Read with fluency a variety of texts, literary works, manuals, and documents.

The adult learner reads aloud to the teacher with a fluency level that sounds like speech and includes appropriate inflection and tone.

Demonstrate fluency by completing oral reading activities at the student’s grade equivalent.

Read passages to other students or to children with appropriate inflection and tone.

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Adult Secondary Education (GED) Curriculum Framework

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