01 Read unfamiliar words.

• Recognize high frequency and sight words with affixes.

• Analyze words containing vowel combinations and consonant clusters.

• Demonstrate the ability to phonetically decode unfamiliar words.


02 Read grade-level materials fluently.

• Demonstrate the ability to read aloud sight words and high frequency words without decoding.

• Demonstrate the ability to read text without major pronunciation errors.


03 Use variety of strategies to develop vocabulary.

• Identify and use synonyms and antonyms.

• Recognize the meanings of affixes.

• Identify and use multiple-meaning words.

• Recognize the meaning of an unknown word by using its relationship to context clues.


04 Summarize a story using the literary elements.

• Identify character, problem, setting, and solutions.

• Infer character’s feeling on the basis of a character’s words or actions.

• Summarize the main idea of a story.

• Infer the setting of a story using story clues.

• Create a story map.


05 Read and comprehend fiction and nonfiction texts to demonstrate understanding.

• Differentiate between realism and fantasy in text.

• Supply answers to factual questions about who, what, when, where, and why.

• Make a reasonable prediction based on information from the story.

• Arrange events of a story into sequential order.

• Identify cause/effect relationships.

• Demonstrate the ability to infer/draw conclusions.

• Retell a story in own words.

• Identify the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph.

• Select a sentence summarizing the main idea of a story.

• Organize or classify details by completing a semantic map.

• Distinguish facts from author’s opinion.


06 Use resources to locate appropriate information.

• Locate information in an index or a table of contents.

• Find the meaning of an unknown word in a glossary or dictionary.

• Evaluate the most valuable resource for locating information.

• Use a title page to identify title, author, and illustrator.


07 Self-select and independently read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

• Select books at an appropriate level using “Rule of Thumb”.

• Record books read on a book log.


08 Apply the rules of grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling in various forms of writing.

• Understand the rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling in various forms of writing.

• Analyze the use of conventions in personal writing.


09 Use the writing process (pre-write, write, revise/edit, rewrite, publish) to communicate.

• Understand the writing process.

• Understand and apply the 6 traits of effective writing.

• Produce narrative and descriptive writings.


10 Present information orally demonstrating consideration of audience and purpose.

• Deliver a 1-2 minute oral presentation using complete sentences, an audible voice, and a reasonable rate of speaking.

• Maintain eye contact, correct posture, and audience attention throughout the presentations.


11 Gain information and complete tasks through listening.

• Visualize important information while listening.

• Respond to direction and questions based on what was heard.


12 Demonstrate an understanding of cultural heritages and identify contributions.

• Demonstrate respect for various cultures.

• Recognize contributions of various cultures.