LANGUAGE ARTS / READING
Standards and Benchmarks for Parents
Comprehension (Reading and Listening)
1. Use active listening skills.
2. Summarize main ideas.
3. Make connections between own experiences and those of others.
4. Identify similarities, differences and purposes across literature and media.
5. Respond to a variety of texts.
6. Set purpose for reading, preview, predict, question and locate information to understand.
7. Use story structure and text organization to understand.
8. Consider characters’ point of view.
9. Make inferences and draw conclusions.
10. Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and electronic resources.
1. Use a variety of strategies to understand (example: re-read, read ahead).
2. Apply phonics and word parts to decode.
3. Use context clues to decode new words.
4. Read with fluency and comprehension grade level text.
1. Use new vocabulary.
2. Answer open-ended questions.
3. Explain own learning.
4. Present information logically.
5. Stay on topic in conversation.
6. Deliver presentations.
7. Demonstrate standard English when speaking.
1. Use strategies for spelling.
2. Write legibly.
3. Proofread, edit, revise.
4. Use punctuation and capitalization.
5. Use subject/verb agreement, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions correctly.
6. Compose complete paragraphs.
7. Compose a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing using multimedia where appropriate.
8. Compose a draft with major ideas.
9. Begin to incorporate literary words and patterns.
10. Combine information from multiple sources.
11. Write for audience and purpose.