State Curriculum - Reading

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Grade K Grade 1 Grade 2
Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text: Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational text. Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text: Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational text. Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text: Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational text.
1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of informational texts
1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned informational texts
1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned informational texts
a. Listen to nonfiction materials
  • Nonfiction trade books
  • Picture dictionaries
  • Simple maps
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Multimedia resources
a. Listen to nonfiction materials
  • Textbooks
  • Trade books
  • Grade-appropriate reference materials
  • Newspapers
  • Articles
  • Magazines
  • Questionnaires/interviews
  • Multimedia resources
a. Read and recognize nonfiction materials to gain information and content knowledge
  • Textbooks
  • Trade books
  • Grade-appropriate reference materials
  • Newspapers
  • Articles
  • Magazines
  • Questionnaires/interviews
  • Multimedia resources
b. Listen to and use functional documents by following simple oral or rebus directions
  • Science investigations
  • Recipes
  • Rules
  • Signs and posters
  • Center activities
  • Labels
  • Classroom schedules
b. Read and recognize functional documents
  • Sets of directions
  • Science investigations
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Forms
  • Invitations
  • Menus
  • Maps
  • Recipes
  • Rules
  • Classroom schedules
b. Read and identify functional documents
  • Sets of directions
  • Science investigations
  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Forms
  • Invitations
  • Menus
  • Maps
  • Recipes
  • Rules
  • Classroom schedules
  • Surveys
c. Listen to and use personal interest materials, such as books and magazines
c. Select and read personal interest materials, such as brochures, books, magazines, and web sites
c. Select and read personal interest materials, such as brochures, books, magazines, and web sites
2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
a. Identify print features
  • Bold print
  • Print size
  • Labels
  • Numbered steps
a. Use print features
  • Large bold print
  • Font size/type
  • Colored print
  • Headings and chapter titles
  • Labels
  • Captions
  • Numbered steps
a. Use print features
  • Large bold print
  • Font size/type
  • Italics
  • Colored print
  • Headings/subheadings and chapter titles
  • Labels
  • Captions
  • Numbered steps
b. Identify graphic aids
  • Illustrations
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Diagrams
b. Use graphic aids
  • Illustrations
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Charts/tables
  • Diagrams
  • Materials list
b. Use graphic aids
  • Illustrations
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Charts/tables
  • Diagrams
  • Materials list
c. Use informational aids
  • Materials lists
  • Labels
  • Numbered steps
c. Use informational aids
c. Use informational aids
  • Materials lists
  • Timelines
  • Captions
  • Glossed words
  • Labels
  • Numbered steps
d. Identify organizational aids
  • Title
  • Table of contents
  • Numbered steps
d. Use organizational aids when reading
  • Title
  • Table of contents
  • Numbered steps
  • Transition words
d. Use organizational aids when reading
  • Title
  • Table of contents
  • Numbered steps
  • Glossary
  • Headings
  • Transition words
3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read
3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read
3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read
a. Recognize sequential order
a. Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction text
a. Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction text
b. Recognize similarities and differences
b. Recognize words that signal the structure of informational text
b. Recognize words that signal the structure of informational text
c. Recognize description
c. Recognize sequential order
c. Recognize sequential and chronological order
  d. Recognize cause/effect relationships
d. Recognize cause/effect relationships
  e. Recognize similarities and differences
e. Recognize similarities and differences
  f. Recognize main idea
f. Recognize description
    g. Recognize and use main idea and supporting details
4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
a. State the text's purpose
a. Identify the text's purpose
a. Identify the author's/text's purpose
b. Identify the main idea/text's message
b. Identify main ideas/messages
b. Identify main ideas/messages
c. Retell important facts from a text
c. Distinguish between a fact and an opinion
c. Identify information not related to the main idea
d. Identify how someone might use the text
d. Retell important facts from a text
d. Draw conclusions and generalizations from text to form new understanding
  e. Identify how someone might use the text
e. Distinguish between a fact and an opinion
  f. Identify prior knowledge that clarifies the main idea of the text
f. Identify how someone might use the text
    g. Summarize the text or a portion of the text
    h. Identify prior knowledge that clarifies the main idea of the text
5. Identify and explain the author's use of language
5. Identify and explain the author's use of language
  a. Recognize specific punctuation that create tone
a. Identify words and phrases with a specific effect on meaning (similes, metaphors)
    b. Recognize specific words and punctuation that create tone
    c. Recognize repetition of words
5. Evaluate informational text
6. Read critically to evaluate informational text
6. Read critically to evaluate informational text
a. State whether the text fulfills the reading purpose
a. State whether the text fulfills the reading purpose
a. State whether the text fulfills the reading purpose
b. Tell what the author could have done to make the text easier to understand
b. Tell what the author could have done to make the text easier to understand
b. Explain what the author could have done to make the text easier to understand
c. Tell whether the author's ideas are clear
c. Explain whether the author's ideas are clear
c. Explain whether the author's ideas are clear
  d. Identify words that affect the reader's feelings
d. Identify words that affect the reader's feelings
 

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.

 

MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at: http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/reading/vsc_toolkit.html.

 

11/15/07