Reading

SECOND GRADE

Foundational Skills

  • Decodes by applying grade level phonics and word analysis skills

  • Reads grade-appropriate high frequency words by sight

  • Reads grade level texts with accuracy to support comprehension

  • Reads grade level texts fluently with appropriate rate and expression

Literature

  • Retells stories, including key details, such as setting and plot

  • Determines the central message, lesson or moral

  • Identifies characters’ points of view and how they respond to challenges

  • Compares and contrasts two or more versions of the same story

  • Reads and comprehends literature independently at grade level

Informational Text

  • Identifies main topics throughout a multiparagraph text

  • Determines the meaning of unknown words

  • Uses various text features to locate key facts or information

  • Compares and contrasts important points within two texts on the same topic

  • Reads and comprehends informational texts independently at grade level

THIRD GRADE

Foundational Skills

  • Decodes by applying grade level phonics and word analysis skills

  • Reads grade level texts with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Literature

  • Retells with key details, character’s actions, and evidence from the text

  • Understands how successive parts of texts build on earlier sections

  • Understands varying points of view

  • Compares and contrasts story elements

  • Reads and comprehends literature independently at grade level

Informational Text

  • Provides evidence from a text to demonstrate comprehension

  • Determines the main idea using key details to summarize

  • Uses text features to understand relevant vocabulary and comprehend text

  • Compares and contrasts nonfiction texts

  • Reads and comprehends informational texts independently at grade level

FOURTH GRADE

Foundational Reading Skills

  • Demonstrates skills by applying grade level phonics and word analysis

  • Reads grade level texts with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Literature

  • Uses key ideas and details to summarize

  • Uses key ideas and details to infer

  • Understands varying text structures

  • Compares and contrasts ideas and knowledge in literature

  • Reads and comprehends literature independently at grade level

Informational

  • Uses key ideas and details to summarize and explain information

  • Uses key ideas and details to infer

  • Uses text structure and understands relevant vocabulary to comprehend text

  • Uses text features to integrate knowledge and ideas

  • Reads and comprehends informational texts independently at grade level