identify how transitional words signal an author’s organization such as words indicating time, cause and effect, or indicating more information.
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme. b) Make, confirm, and revise predictions. c) Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text. d) Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot. e) Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning. f) Use information in the text to draw conclusions and make inferences. g) Explain how character and plot development are used in a selection to support a central conflict or story line. h) Identify the main idea. i) Identify and summarize supporting details. j) Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language. k) Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern. l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.