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The student will read to determine the meanings and pronunciations of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts. a) Identify word origins and derivations. b) Use roots, cognates, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary. c) Identify and analyze figurative language. d) Identify connotations. e) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words. f) Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict. b) Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional text. c) Identify conventional elements and characteristics of a variety of genres. d) Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language. e) Make, confirm, and revise predictions. f) Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning. g) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text. h) Identify the main idea. i) Summarize text relating supporting details. j) Identify the author’s organizational pattern. k) Identify cause and effect relationships. l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning. b) Use text structures to aid comprehension. c) Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases. d) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information. e) Differentiate between fact and opinion. f) Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts. g) Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint. h) Identify the main idea. i) Summarize text identifying supporting details. j) Identify cause and effect relationships. k) Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats. l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.