State Curriculum - Reading

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Grade PK Grade K
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 informational texts
a. Listen to nonfiction materials
  • Nonfiction trade books
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia resources
a. Listen to nonfiction materials
  • Nonfiction trade books
  • Picture dictionaries
  • Simple maps
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Multimedia resources
b. Listen to and read functional documents by following simple oral or rebus directions
  • Recipes
  • Rules
  • Signs
  • Center activities
  • Labels
  • Classroom schedules
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
c. Listen to and use personal interest materials, such as books and magazines
c. Listen to and use personal interest materials, such as books and magazines
2. Recognize and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
a. Recognize print features
  • Print size
a. Identify print features
  • Bold print
  • Print size
  • Labels
  • Numbered steps
b. Recognize graphic aids
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Diagrams
b. Identify graphic aids
  • Illustrations
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Maps
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Diagrams
  c. Use informational aids
  • Materials lists
  • Labels
  • Numbered steps
  d. Identify organizational aids
  • Title
  • Table of contents
  • Numbered steps
3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text
3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read
a. Recognize sequential order
a. Recognize sequential order
  b. Recognize similarities and differences
  c. Recognize description
4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
a. Retell important facts from a text
a. State the text's purpose
b. Identify how someone might use the text
b. Identify the main idea/text's message
  c. Retell important facts from a text
  d. Identify how someone might use the text
5. Evaluate informational text
5. Evaluate informational text
  a. State whether the text fulfills the reading purpose
  b. Tell what the author could have done to make the text easier to understand
  c. Tell whether the author's ideas are clear
 

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