Students will use the following reading strategies to read age appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts: clarifying, making connections, visualizing, questioning, predicting, drawing inferences, determining importance, synthesizing and summarizing.
- Students will read with rhythm, expression, and intonation to convey meaning when reading.
- Students will building listening and speaking vocabularies to improve oral language and communicate effectively.
- Students will use resource materials that build understanding and aid in comprehension.
Students will use the following traits in their writing:
- Ideas- using interesting, relevant details to focus a topic and convey a message
- Voice- adding energy to the writing by matching personality, style, and emotion with the purpose
- Conventions- using what is known about grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling so the writing is easy to follow
- Presentation (ongoing)- using uniform spacing, legible handwriting, and appropriate white space to make the writing neat and appealing
- Organization- crafting a bold beginning, a mighty middle, and an excellent ending to help the reader understand the message
- Sentence Fluency- constructing varied sentences to create a smooth, rhythmic flow
- Word Choice- painting a picture in the reader’s mind using powerful, precise words
Vocabulary/Word Analysis – applying phonics, word structure, and context to improve fluency and understanding, and build vocabulary