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Comprehension English/Language Arts Standards

The student uses a variety of strategies to understand and gain meaning
from grade-level text. The student
a. Reads and listens to a variety of texts for information and pleasure.
b. Makes predictions using prior knowledge.
c. Asks and answers questions about essential narrative elements (e.g., beginning-
middle-end, setting, characters, problems, events, resolution) of a read-aloud or
independently read text.
d. Retells stories read independently or with a partner.
e. Distinguishes fact from fiction in a text.
f. Makes connections between texts and/or personal experiences.
g. Identifies the main idea and supporting details of informational text read or heard.
h. Self-monitors comprehension and rereads when necessary.
i. Recognizes cause-and-effect relationships in text.

Phonics/Word Identification

The student quickly applies knowledge of letter-sound correspondence and
spelling patterns to decode unfamiliar words. The student
a. Reads words containing blends, digraphs, and diphthongs.
b. Recognizes, reads, and writes words containing regular plurals, irregular plurals, and
c. Reads compound words and contractions in grade appropriate texts.
d. Reads and spells words containing r-controlled vowels and silent letters.
e. Reads and spells words containing irregular vowel patterns.
f. Reads multisyllabic words.
g. Applies learned phonics skills when reading and writing words, sentences, and stories.


The student acquires and uses grade-level words to communicate
effectively. The student
a. Reads literary and informational texts and incorporates new words into oral and written

b. Uses grade-appropriate words with multiple meanings.
c. Recognizes and applies the appropriate usage of homophones, homographs, antonyms,
and synonyms.

d. Identifies the meaning of common idioms and figurative phrases and incorporates
them into oral and written language.
e. Identifies and infers meaning from common root words, common prefixes (e.g., un-,
re-, dis-, in-), and common suffixes (e.g., -tion, -ous, -ly).
f. Determines the meaning of unknown words on the basis of context.

The student reads aloud, accurately (in the range of 95%), familiar
material in a variety of genres, in a way that makes meaning clear to listeners.
The student
a. Uses letter-sound knowledge to decode written English and uses a range of
cueing systems (e.g., phonics and context clues) to determine pronunciation
and meaning.
b. Uses self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier miscue (self-
monitoring and self-correcting strategies).
c. Reads with a rhythm, flow, and meter that sounds like everyday speech (prosody).


ELA5R3 The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it
correctly in reading and writing. The student
a. Reads a variety of texts and incorporates new words into oral and written language.
b. Determines the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues (e.g., definition,
c. Determines the meaning of unfamiliar words using knowledge of common
roots, suffixes, and prefixes.
d. Determines pronunciations, meanings, alternate word choices, and parts of
speech of words using dictionaries and thesauruses.
e. Identifies the meaning of common prefixes (e.g., un-, re-, dis-).
f. Identifies the meaning of common idioms and figurative phrases.
g. Identifies playful uses of language (e.g., puns, jokes, palindromes).
h. Recognizes and uses words with multiple meanings (e.g., sentence, school, hard)
and determines which meaning is intended from the context of the sentence.
i. Identifies and applies the meaning of the terms antonym, synonym, and homophone.