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					                               Pleasant Valley Community School District
                          GRADE ONE READING - GRADE LEVEL INDICATORS
Standard 1: Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the reading process
Interval Benchmark 1: Uses the skills and strategies of the print-sound code when reading grade appropriate text
    Grade Level
                              Vocabulary                Information                                   Skills                        Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Knows the names       • letter                 • Knows a written word is a           • Recognizes and names all
                                                                                        upper and lower case letters in
of the letters of the    • alphabet               series of letters that represent
                                                  a series of sounds                    any context, in isolation, and
alphabet and can         • upper case                                                   in common fonts or
                                                  • Understands the alphabetic
identify them by name    • lower case             principle (the sequence of            handwriting, other than
in any context           • sound                  letters in a written word             cursive
                                                  represents the sequence of            • Identifies or writes any
                                                  sounds)                               letter(s) in any order without
                                                  • Knows the names and                 an alphabet chart
                                                  sounds of all the letters             • Recognizes and says the
                                                                                        common sounds of all letters
                                                                                        and writes a letter that goes
                                                                                        with a spoken sound
                                                                                        • Uses knowledge of sounds
                                                                                        and letters to write
                                                                                        phonetically, representing
                                                                                        consonant sounds with single
                                                                                        letters in the correct sequence




b: Knows the             • vowel                  • Discriminates between speech        • Matches single letter vowel (long and
                                                  sounds                                short) sounds with the individual letter
correspondences          • consonant              • Discriminates between letter        symbols
                                                                                        • Distinguishes between short vowels
between speech           • beginning sound        symbols                               and long vowels using the "rule of silent
                                                  • Knows speech sounds are
sounds and the letter    • ending sound           represented with letter symbols
                                                                                        e"
                                                                                        • Identifies initial and final consonants
or letter combinations   • long vowel             • Understands the concept of one-     • Recognizes and pronounces some
                                                  to-one correspondence                 combinations of vowels (vowel teams)
that represent these     • short vowel            • Knows sounds are combined           and matches them to their letter

sounds                   • vowel teams            (blended) to form spoken words
                                                                                        combinations
                                                                                        • Matches combinations of speech sound
                                                  • Knows sound-symbol                  (e.g., blends) with letter combinations
                                                  relationships can be used to decode   • Matches some consonant sounds with
                                                  unknown words                         the most common combinations of two-
                                                  • Knows short vowel sounds            letter symbols (digraphs)
                                                                                        • Identifies and separates the sounds of
                                                  • Knows long vowel sounds
                                                                                        single-syllable words (the onset and
                                                  • Understands how short and long      rime) by saying each sound aloud
                                                  vowel sounds change the meaning       • Blends onsets and rimes to form words
                                                  of words                              by blending separately spoken phonemes
                                                  • Knows vowel sounds can be used      to make a meaningful one-syllable word
                                                  to decode unknown words               • Recognizes rhyming




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c: Converts written                          • Knows there is a systematic      • Uses knowledge of letter-sound
                           • chunk                                              correspondences to recognize or figure
                                             relationship between letters
word to spoken word        • word families                                      out regularly spelled, one- and two-
                                             and sounds (e.g., the              syllable words (c-v-c)
                           • stretch-out     alphabetic principle)              • Uses knowledge of vowels (short, long,
                           • blend           • Knows there are visual
                                                                                vowel teams) to figure out unfamiliar
                                                                                words
                           • word patterns   features for instant recognition   • Reads simple texts containing letter-
                                             of words                           sound correspondences and high-
                           • blending                                           frequency words
                                             • Knows common word                • Recognizes by sight a minimum of 100
                                             patterns can be used to decode     high-frequency words
                                             unfamiliar words                   • Breaks words into chunks ready to be
                                                                                blended
                                             • Knows common word                • Extracts chunks of several letters (e.g.,
                                             families can be used to decode     ing, est, ight, ought)
                                             unfamiliar words                   • Recognizes word families and chunks
                                                                                of familiar words when they are present
                                             • Knows vowels (short, long,       in a new word
                                             vowel teams) can be used to        • Uses familiar word patterns to decode
                                             decode unfamiliar words            unknown words
                                                                                • Reads the same word in the same way
                                                                                across contexts
                                                                                • Uses onsets and rimes to create new
                                                                                words that include blends and diagraphs




Interval Benchmark 2: Demonstrates accuracy and fluency when reading grade appropriate text
    Grade Level
                        Vocabulary            Information               Skills         Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Knows by sight a        • sight words     • Knows there are some             • Reads instantly many
minimum of 100 high-       • instantly       words that have to be              four and five letter
frequency words by         • frequent        recognized instantly               words
                                             • Knows some words do
end of first grade (Fry    • automatic
                                             not sound the way the look
List)                                        and must be learned by
                                             sight


b: Reads grade             • preview         • Knows previewing a               • Reads words in
appropriate books - at a   • picture walk    book can help with word            sequence
minimum, Level I                             recognition                        • Gets most of the words
(Wright Group                                • Knows some stories               correct
Assessment) (books that                      have a pattern                     • Recognizes the story
have not been seen                           • Understands reading              pattern
before, but have been                        aloud should sound like
previewed for them, with                     normal speech
90% or better accuracy
of word recognition -
self-correction allowed)



c: Reads aloud on          • rereads         • Understands the print on         • Reads independently a
Instructional Level of     • expression      the page controls what is          wide variety of print
Wright Group Level I       • meaning         said                               materials (e.g., trade
                                             • Understands reading with         books, magazines,
Assessment.                • retells
                                             expression makes the text          newspapers, etc.) with
                           • picture walk    more interesting                   fluency and expression
                                             • Knows telling about what         • Recreates the words of
                                             is read shows                      the text with fluent
                                             understanding                      intonation and phrasing
                                             • Understands reading              • Retells the main idea of
                                             aloud should sound like            the print material read
                                             normal speech




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Interval Benchmark 3: Uses the skills and strategies of a cueing system when reading grade appropriate text
    Grade Level
                             Vocabulary                 Information                                  Skills                        Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Uses prior                                     • Knows short vowel sounds          • Uses knowledge of or experience
                        • prior knowledge         • Knows long vowel sounds           with the story to decode new words
knowledge or            • experience              • Understands how short and long    and check meaning
experience with the     • story                   vowel sounds change the meaning     • Uses knowledge of or experience
                                                  of word                             with the topic to decode new words
story or the topic to   • topic                   • Knows that vowel sounds can be    and check meaning
monitor meaning                                   used to decode unknown words



b: Uses self-                                     • Knows familiar words can be       • Uses text as a source of meaning
                        • clues                   used to decode word and sentence    • Differentiates between reading
correcting cues to      • read before             meaning                             and speaking
check meaning.          • read on                 • Knows sentence structure can be   • Asks questions about the text's
                                                  used to decode word and sentence    content
                        • sentence                meaning                             • Uses familiar words to decode
                        • word order              • Knows the strategies of read      word and sentence meaning
                                                  before and read on can be used to   • Uses sentence structure to decode
                        • picture clues           decode word and sentence meaning    word and sentence meaning
                        • compound words          • Knows picture clues can be used   • Uses compound words and
                                                                                      contractions to determine meaning
                        • contractions            to check meaning in text
                                                  • Knows simple compound words       • Reads before or reads on to
                        • plurals                 and contractions                    decode word and sentence meaning
                        • possessives             • Knows compound words can be       • Uses picture clues to check
                                                  used to decode word and sentence    meaning in text
                                                  meaning                             • Uses plurals and possessives to
                                                  • Knows plurals and possessives     determine meaning
                                                  can be used to decode word
                                                  meaning




c: Uses self-           • punctuation             • Knows punctuation guides          • Uses punctuation in text to
                                                  readers                             guide rhythm of speech when
monitoring strategies   • comma                   • Knows each punctuation mark
                                                                                      reading aloud
when reading familiar   • period                  has its own definition and use
                                                                                      • States what the punctuation
                                                  • Knows punctuation marks help
and unfamiliar          • question mark           readers take meaning from text      mark is and what it stands for
                        • quotation marks                                             • Uses the concepts of print
material fluently and
expressively.           • fluency
                        • expression

                                           • Knows information already                • Uses knowledge of or
                     • prior a variety
Interval Benchmark 4: Uses knowledgeof comprehension processes
    Grade Level
                           Vocabulary           Information                                          Skills                        Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Retells stories,                                                                   • Retells story putting most events in the
                     • retells             • Knows when retelling                     correct sequence (beginning, middle,
parts of stories, or • evidence            a story, the events need                   end)
                                                                                      • Retells story including information
books in own words   • events              to be in the correct                       about the characters and setting
                                                                                      • Retells story referring to most
                        • sequence                sequence                            characters by name
                        • order                   • Knows when retelling              • Retells story using a literal
                                                                                      interpretation
                        • character               a story, some details               • Responds to simple questions about a
                                                                                      book's content
                        • opinion                 about story elements                • Provides support for answers to
                        • fiction                 need to be given                    questions
                                                                                      • Provides an evaluation or opinion of a
                        • nonfiction              • Understands the                   story
                                                                                      • Relates story or topic to personal
                                                  difference between                  experiences and/or prior knowledge
                                                  fiction and nonfiction              • Distinguishes between fiction and
                                                                                      nonfiction when talking about books




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b: Summarizes           • summarizes           • Knows that a summary          • Summarizes a story or
what a story or         • main idea            is a short and to-the-          topic using only main
book is about           • important details    point description of            ideas and important
                                               what the story or book is       details
                                               about
c: Responds to                                 • Knows pictures and print      • Creates artwork or a written response to
                        • understanding                                        show comprehension
                                               have a relationship to the
stories in a variety    • characters                                           • Uses oral or physical means (acting,
                                               information                     singing, dancing, etc.) to show
of ways (oral,          • setting              • Knows stories have            comprehension
                                                                               • Answers simple questions about the
                        • story elements       particular parts
written, kinesthetic)                          • Knows prior knowledge and
                                                                               text's content
                        • extends                                              • Supports answers to questions about
to show                 • information          experience helps to make        the text using text information and prior
                                                                               knowledge and experience
                                               sense of the text and to talk   • Uses pictures to aid comprehension
comprehension           • own words            about the text                  • Extends the story
                        • events                                               • Describes in their own words what new
                                                                               information they gained from the text




d: Makes and            • prediction           • Knows predictions are          • Uses pictures to make
supports predictions    • story clues          made using text clues           predictions about a story
                                               and pictures                    • Uses text clues to
                                               • Knows predictions are         make predictions about
                                               made using prior                a story
                                               experience and                  • Supports predictions
                                               knowledge                       using text evidence and
                                                                               prior experience and
                                                                               knowledge


                    • conclusion             • Knows a variety of texts
Interval Benchmark 5: Uses the structural features of conclusions are • Uses text information
    Grade Level
                          Vocabulary              Information                  Skills           Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a: Knows the parts  • book                   • Knows a book is made • Identifies the parts of a
of a book           • front cover            up of different parts    book
                        • back cover           • Knows specific                • Shows a specific part
                        • title page           information appears in          of a book when asked
                        • author               generally the same place        • States what the parts of
                        • illustrator          in all books                    a book can be used for
                        • spine
                        • glossary
                        • chapter
                        • table of contents
                        • index

b: Knows the            • word                 • Knows a meaningful            • Uses the structural
structural features     • sentence             sequence of words is            features of written text
of written text         • paragraph            organized into a                to locate information
                        • capital letters      sentence
                        • ending punctuation   • Knows a meaningful
                                               sequence of sentences is
                                               organized into a
                                               paragraph
                                               • Knows a capital letter
                                               signals the beginning of
                                               a sentence
                                               • Knows ending
                        • word                 • Knows a meaningful            • Uses the structural
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Standard 2: Demonstrates competence in• Knows a meaningful
                  • word                                     • strategies for comprehending a variety
                                        the general skills and Uses the structural
of literary texts
Interval Benchmark 1: Uses reading strategies to understand a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts
     Grade Level
                          Vocabulary             Information                      Skills               Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a: Responds to      • understand            • Knows books tell a    • Chooses to read during free time
                                                                    • Asks for books to be read aloud
literature using    • discuss               story                   • Talks about books with a partner
oral, written,      • enjoy                                         • Writes or draws to express
                                                                    understanding of story
visual, and/or                                                      • Acts out stories
                                                                    • Identifies favorite books and
kinesthetic means                                                   stories
                                                                              • States opinion about or evaluates
                                                                              what was read
                                                                              • Makes connections to the story
                                                                              using prior knowledge and
                                                                              experience




b: Monitors             • checking                • Knows a story should      • Asks questions about the
whether the story is    • sense                   make sense                  story
                        • understanding                                       • Makes statements about
making sense to                                                               the story that reflect
them when listening                                                           understanding
to stories read                                                               • Answers questions about
                                                                              the story
aloud and when                                                                • Makes connections to the
reading                                                                       story using prior
independently                                                                 knowledge and experience




Interval Benchmark 2: Knows sequence, setting, character, main events, and problems and solutions in literary texts
    Grade Level
                             Vocabulary                Information                        Skills                    Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Visualizes the       • picture                 • Knows putting a           • Demonstrates
story                   • mind                    picture in the mind helps   visualization by drawing
                        • understand              to understand the story     pictures, discussing
                                                                              images in the story, or
                                                                              writing simple
                                                                              descriptions

b: Makes simple         • prediction              • Understands pictures,     • Uses picture clues, story
                                                                              content, and/or prior
predictions             • pictures                text clues, and things
                                                                              knowledge to make
                        • clues                   that one already knows      predictions about what is
                        • next                    help to make predictions    going to happen and/or happen
                                                                              next in a story
                                                                              • Supports predictions using
                                                                              picture and/or text clues and
                                                                              prior knowledge and
                                                                              experience



c: Compares and/or      • alike                   • Knows stories can be      • Uses prior knowledge
contrasts one story     • different               alike or different          and experience to
to another                                                                    compare and/or contrast
                                                                              stories


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d: Recalls                                    • Knows stories have a particular
                      • order                 order or sequence to be meaningful
                                                                                    • Sequences events in a
information from a    • sequence              • Knows the beginning of a story      story
story by sequencing   • beginning             introduces characters and events      • Uses the beginning,
                                              • Knows the middle of a story
                      • middle                develops characters and events        middle, and end of a
events
                      • end                   • Knows the ending of a story         story to locate/recall
                                              brings the events to some sort of a
                      • conclusion            conclusion                            information



e: Answers literal    • question              • Knows reading                       • Responds to
questions about       • text                  carefully will help                   simple/literal questions
independently read                            understanding                         about a story's content
texts
f: Retells story in   • retells               • Understands retelling a story       • Retells a story in own words
                                              demonstrates understanding of         and includes predetermined
own words             • order                 the story                             elements
                      • characters            • Knows retelling a story             • Acts out a story including
                      • setting               entails getting the events in the     predetermined elements
                      • events                correct order


g: Learns new         • word                  • Understands learning                • Talks about new words and their
                                                                                    meanings as they are encountered
vocabulary            • vocabulary            new words helps to                    in books and conversation
                      • meaning               understand stories and                • Collects new words
                                                                                    • Engages in word play
                                              conversation                          • Learns new words from talk, read
                                                                                    aloud books, and independently
                                                                                    read books
                                                                                    • Notices words they don't know
                                                                                    when they are read to, talked with,
                                                                                    or read themselves and guesses
                                                                                    what the words might mean
                                                                                    • Uses new words in discussion,
                                                                                    conversation, and written response




h: Draws              • conclusion            • Knows a conclusion is               • Responds to questions asking
                                                                                    the reader to use text
conclusions           • opinion               an opinion based on fact
                                                                                    information to come to a
                                                                                    decision about a story element
                                                                                    (such as a character's trait,
                                                                                    action, the setting, etc.)




                                                                                    • Talks about new words and their
                    • retells
                      word
                       Understands the main•ideas or themes in literary textsa story in own
Interval Benchmark 3: conclusion             Knows a conclusion isa • Responds to questions
                                                          retelling
                                             Understands learning     Retells
     Grade Level
                           Vocabulary            Information                   Skills            Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a: Knows the        • fiction              • Understands there is a • Compares fiction text to
difference between  • nonfiction           difference between       nonfiction text, noting
                    • enjoy                fiction and nonfiction   similarities and differences
fiction and         • information                                   • Categorizes a group of
                                           • Understands fiction
nonfiction          • learn                                         books into fiction and
                                              and nonfiction are                    nonfiction based on
                                              written for different                 defined characteristics
                                              purposes




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b: Understands the    • fantasy             • Knows the defining                   • Compares fantasy to realistic
                                                                                   fiction, noting similarities and
difference between    • realistic fiction   characteristics of a                   differences
fantasy and                                 fantasy                                • Categorizes a group of books
                                            • Knows the defining                   into fantasy and realistic
realistic fiction                                                                  fiction based on defined
                                            characteristics of
                                                                                   characteristics
                                            realistic fiction                      • Listens to a variety of
                                            • Knows examples of                    fantasy and realistic text
                                            books that are fantasy                 • Selects a balance of fantasy
                                            • Knows examples of                    stories and realistic fiction to
                                                                                   read
                                            books that are realistic
                                            fiction

c: Knows stories      • character           • Understands why characters,          • Discusses characters, setting,
                                            setting, and events are important in   and events of a story after
have a theme,         • setting             a story                                listening to a read aloud
characters, a         • events              • Understands the main point of a      • Responds to questions about
                                            story is to describe characters,
                      • story elements                                             the feelings and actions of
setting, and                                events, and the setting
                      • theme               • Understands a story has a theme      characters in a story
important events                            • Understands the feelings and         • Identifies characters, setting,
                      • feelings            actions of characters create the       and events of a story
                      • actions             story                                  • Identifies the theme in some
                      • details             • Understands the main idea or         stories
                                            theme shapes the overall meaning
                                            of the story
                                            • Understands how details in a
                                            story contribute to the overall
                                            meaning of a story




d: Knows stories      • problem             • Understands a story                  • Recognizes the problem of a
                                                                                   story that has been read aloud
often have a          • solution            has a problem that needs               • Determines the solution to
problem and a                               to be solved                           the problem of a read aloud
                                                                                   story
solution

e: Understands that   • pattern
                      • story
                        pattern                                events
                                            • Understands patterns
                                            • Understands patterns are in          • Demonstrates in
                                                                                   • Listens to a variety of
                                                                                     Participates
                                            repetitive and predictable and         patterned texts
patterns exist in a   • pattern book                                               • Rereads patterned text to a
                                            help to comprehend stories
variety of literary   • nursery rhyme       • Knows a variety of literary          partner
                      • sequence            texts that contain patterns            • Participates in shared reading
texts                                       • Knows the same theme can
                      • repetition                                                 of patterned text
                                            be found in many stories or            • Participates in discussions
                      • theme                                                      that compare text that contain
                                            books
                      • circle story                                               patterns
                                                                                   • Participates in discussions
                                                                                   that identify themes




f: Understands                              • Understands events in a              • Demonstrates understanding of
                      • story                                                      story sequence through retellings
story events follow   • event               story need to happen in                • Demonstrates understanding of
                      • sequence            sequence in order to make              story sequence through sequencing
a sequence                                  sense                                  activities, such as putting pictorial
                      • first                                                      events from a story in the correct
                                            • Knows simple
                      • second              conclusions and
                                                                                   sequence or drawing story boxes
                                                                                   showing sequence
                      • last                predictions can be based on            • Draws a conclusion based on
                      • before              story events                           story events
                                                                                   • Makes a prediction based on
                      • after                                                      story events
                      • conclusion
                      • predictions




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g: Recognizes a       • literature     • Understands different      • Listens to a variety of
variety of literary   • picture book   books contain different      literary texts
                      • poem           stories                      • Participates in
texts                                  • Understands stories can    discussions about the
                      • folk tale
                                       be told in ways other than   characteristics of literary
                      • fairy tale     books                        texts
                      • song                                        • Participates in
                      • story                                       discussions comparing
                                                                    literary texts
                                                                    • Participates in shared
                                                                    reading experiences




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Standard 3: Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies for comprehending a variety
of informational texts
Interval Benchmark 1: Uses reading strategies to understand a variety of informational texts
    Grade Level
                           Vocabulary            Information                     Skills                 Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Responds to text  • understand           • Knows books provide   • Chooses to read informational
                                                                    text during free time
using oral, written, • discuss              information             • Asks for informational text to be
visual, and/or       • inform                                       read aloud
                                                                    • Talks about informational text
                     • learn
kinesthetic means                                                   with a partner
                       • information                                • Writes or draws to express
                                                                               understanding of text
                       • topics                                                • Identifies favorite informational
                       • connections                                           books and topics
                                                                               • Responds to questions about
                                                                               informational text
                                                                               • Relates new information that has
                                                                               been learned about a topic
                                                                               • Makes connections to
                                                                               informational text using prior
                                                                               knowledge and personal
                                                                               experience




b: Monitors            • checking                • Knows a text is providing   • Asks questions about the
whether the text is    • sense                   new information               text
                       • understanding           • Knows to ask questions      • Makes statements about
making sense when                                to clarify meaning and/or     the text that reflect
listening to text                                new information               understanding
read aloud                                                                     • Answers questions about
                                                                               the text

c: Monitors            • sense                   • Understands information     • Questions the text while
whether the text is    • checking                is organized around a main    reading
                       • main idea               idea                          • Uses rereading strategies
making sense when                                                              • Locates the main idea
reading                                                                        • Uses background
independently                                                                  knowledge and experience
                                                                               to understand new
                                                                               information




Interval Benchmark 2: Understands the main idea and relevant facts in informational texts
    Grade Level
                          Vocabulary           Information                    Skills         Classroom Resources
    Benchmark
a: Visualizes the   • picture             • Knows putting a         • Demonstrates
topic of the text   • mind                picture in the mind helps visualization by drawing
                       • understand              to understand an idea         pictures about the topic or
                                                                               concept, discussing images
                                                                               from the text, or dictating
                                                                               simple information learned
                                                                               from the text




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b: Makes predictions   • prediction            • Understands pictures, text   • Uses picture clues, text
                                               information, and things that   content, and/or prior
and/or draws           • pictures              one already knows help to      knowledge to make
conclusions based on   • clues                 make predictions               predictions about what the text
picture clues, text    • next                  • Understands pictures, text   is going to be about
information, and       • conclusion            information and things that    • Uses picture clues, text
                                               one already knows help to      content, and/or prior
prior knowledge and    • opinion               draw conclusions               knowledge to draw
experience about the                                                          conclusions about text
                                                                              information
topic or concept

c: Compares and/or     • alike                 • Knows informational          • Uses prior knowledge
contrasts books        • different             text about the same            and experience and new
about the same         • compare               topic or concept will          information to compare
                       • contrast              have similar information       and/or contrast books
topic or concept
                       • Venn Diagram          as well as different
                                               information

d: Recalls             • information           • Knows informational          • States facts about the
information from       • big ideas             text gives facts about a       topic or concept after
the text               • details               particular topic or            reading text
                       • facts                 concept                        • States the big ideas

e: Answers literal     • question              • Knows reading                • Responds to literal
questions about        • text                  carefully will help            questions about a book's
independently read                             understanding                  content
text
f: Summarizes and/or   • big idea              • Understands telling the      • States the big ideas in
paraphrases main       • details               big ideas about a concept      own words and includes
                                               of topic indicates             supporting details
ideas from             • facts
                       • summarizes
                                               understanding                  • Makes connections about
informational text                             • Knows big ideas are facts    topic to self or other text
                       • own words             with details


g: Uses new            • word                  • Understands learning         • Talks about new words and their
                                                                              meanings as they are encountered
vocabulary learned     • vocabulary            new words helps to             in books and conversation
from text in oral      • meaning               understand new                 • Collects new words
                                                                              • Learns new words from talk, read
                                               information
discussions and/or                                                            aloud books, and independently
                                                                              read books
written responses                                                             • Notices words they don't know
                                                                              when they are read to, talked with,
about the topic or                                                            or read themselves, and guesses
                                                                              what the words might mean
concept                                                                       • Uses new words in discussion
                                                                              conversation, and written response




Interval Benchmark 3: Summarizes and paraphrases information found in informational texts
     Grade Level
                           Vocabulary          Information                      Skills             Classroom Resources
     Benchmark
a: Knows the        • fiction            • Understands there is a   • Compares fiction text to
                                                                    informational text, noting
difference between  • informational text difference between fiction
                                                                    similarities and differences
                    • enjoy              and informational text
fiction and                                                         • Categorizes a group of print
                    • information        • Understands fiction and  materials into fiction and
informational text                       informational text are
                       • learn                 written for different
                                                                    informational text based on
                                                                              defined characteristics
                       • inform                purposes



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b: Uses pictures,     • pictures            • Understands text         • Uses text features to
titles, headings,     • labels              features help the reader   support oral and written
                      • captions            make meaning from the      responses regarding the
charts, diagrams,                                                      topic or concept (e.g.,
                      • headings            text
graphs, and labels                                                     predictions, conclusions,
                      • titles                                         inferences,
to gain meaning       • charts                                         summarizations, etc.)
from text             • diagrams                                       • Identifies text features
                                                                       and their purpose


c: Recognizes a       • magazine            • Understands              • Distinguishes between a
variety of            • newspaper           differences among a        variety of information text
                      • dictionary          variety of informational   • Identifies a particular
informational text                                                     type of informational text
                      • topic               text
such as magazines,                                                     • Reads a variety of
newspapers,                                                            informational text
                                                                       • Listens to a variety of
dictionaries, and                                                      informational text
topic specific text                                                    • Participates in
                                                                       discussions about
                                                                       characteristics of
                                                                       informational texts
                                                                       • Participates in
                                                                       discussions comparing
                                                                       informational texts
                                                                       • Participates in shared
                                                                       reading experiences of
                                                                       informational text




d: Knows the          • purpose             • Understands              • Identifies the purpose
purpose of            • inform              informational text is      for an informational text
informational text    • teach               written for a specific     in oral discussion and/or
                      • learn               purpose                    written response
is to inform                                                           • Completes this stem:
                                                                       "I learned ...."


e: Knows the parts    • title page          • Knows informational      • Identifies parts of
of an informational   • cover               books have parts that      informational books
book                  • table of contents   have specific purposes     • States purpose for
                      • glossary                                       parts of informational
                      • index                                          books
                                                                       • Uses parts of
                                                                       informational books to
                                                                       extend meaning




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