English Language Arts
Principles of Reading
- Touch words read left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
- Rhyme one word with another.
- Use pictures to read unknown words.
- Identify uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- Identify letter sounds.
- Read simple CVC words (i.e., cat).
- Understand words, syllables, and sounds; identify beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words.
- Read grade level sight (frequently used) words.
Reading (With Help from the Teacher)
- Ask and answer questions about stories read or heard; make predictions, make inferences, and draw conclusions.
- Retell a familiar story with beginning, middle, and end.
- Recognize and describe characters, setting, problem, and solution; identify the cause of an event.
- Ask and answer questions about informational text; give key details and draw conclusions; use text features.
- Summarize a text heard, read, or viewed.
- Determine the meanings of words and phrases; identify how words and phrases are used.
- Recognize and sort types of texts.
- Compare familiar texts, topics, and ideas.
- Identify roles of the author and illustrator.
- Identify who is telling the story (narrator or characters).
- Describe how the illustrations and the text are connected.
- Read simple texts fluently with understanding of the meaning.
- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to write a narrative piece.
- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to write an opinion piece.
- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to write an informative piece.
- Participate and practice conversation skills in small and whole groups.
- Ask and answer questions about topics that interest me.
- Participate in shared research.
- Identify a speaker’s purpose, introduction, and conclusion.