identify the main idea or theme of a short fiction selection.
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts. a) Preview the selection. b) Set a purpose for reading. c) Relate previous experiences to what is read. d) Make and confirm predictions. e) Ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about what is read. f) Identify characters, setting, and important events. g) Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end. h) Identify the main idea or theme. i) Read and reread familiar stories, poems, and passages with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression.