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Support Materials for CCA Version 4.0—Reading

Draft – February 2006

Table 1: Depth-of-Knowledge Level Descriptors for Reading from CCA Version 4.0 (grades 4, 7,10)

Students will paraphrase information in a passage.

Students will apply the information contained in a passage to accomplish a task/procedure or to answer questions about a passage.

Students will explain an author’s position based on evidence in a passage.

Students will identify and explain literary devices such as foreshadowing, imagery, or figurative language (e.g., similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole).

Students will identify or explain an author’s use of symbolism, irony, or analogy found in a passage.

Students will apply knowledge of organizational patterns (e.g., cause and effect, comparison, contrast, sequence) to understand a passage.

Students will evaluate the effectiveness of organization or format in fulfilling the purpose of a passage.

Students will explain or analyze how the use of text features (e.g., subheadings, bullets, fonts, white space, layout, charts, diagrams, labels, pictures, and captions) enhances the reader’s understanding of a passage.

Students will analyze the content or make connections as it applies to students’ lives (text-to-self), real world issues (text-to-world) or other texts (text-to-text).

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