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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 1

Print:

Informational:

Reading/ELA:

Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational text.

Indicator

  • 1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned informational texts
Objectives
  1. Listen to nonfiction materials
    • Textbooks
    • Trade books
    • Grade-appropriate reference materials
    • Newspapers
    • Articles
    • Magazines
    • Questionnaires/interviews
    • Multimedia resources
  2. Read and recognize functional documents
    • Sets of directions
    • Science investigations
    • Posters
    • Flyers
    • Forms
    • Invitations
    • Menus
    • Maps
    • Recipes
    • Rules
    • Classroom schedules
  3. Select and read personal interest materials, such as brochures, books, magazines, and web sites

Indicator

Objectives
  1. Use print features
    • Large bold print
    • Font size/type
    • Colored print
    • Headings and chapter titles
    • Labels
    • Captions
    • Numbered steps
  2. Use graphic aids
    • Illustrations
    • Pictures
    • Photographs
    • Drawings
    • Maps
    • Graphs
    • Charts/tables
    • Diagrams
    • Materials list
  3. Use informational aids
  4. Use organizational aids when reading
    • Title
    • Table of contents
    • Numbered steps
    • Transition words

Indicator

  • 3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read
Objectives
  1. Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction text
  2. Recognize words that signal the structure of informational text
  3. Recognize sequential order
  4. Recognize cause/effect relationships
  5. Recognize similarities and differences
  6. Recognize main idea

Indicator

Objectives
  1. Identify the text's purpose
  2. Identify main ideas/messages
  3. Distinguish between a fact and an opinion
  4. Retell important facts from a text
  5. Identify how someone might use the text
  6. Identify prior knowledge that clarifies the main idea of the text

Indicator

  • 5. Identify and explain the author's use of language
Objective
  1. Recognize specific punctuation that create tone

Indicator

Objectives
  1. State whether the text fulfills the reading purpose
  2. Tell what the author could have done to make the text easier to understand
  3. Explain whether the author's ideas are clear
  4. 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.

11/15/07