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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 1

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Reading/ELA:

Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.

Indicator

  • 1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned literary texts
Objectives
  1. Listen to, read, and discuss a variety of literary texts representing diverse cultures, perspectives, and ethnicities
  2. Listen to, read, and discuss a variety of different types of fictional literary texts, such as plays, poems, stories (folktales, fairy tales, fantasy, fables, realistic fiction, and historical fiction)

Indicator

  • 2. Use text features to facilitate understanding of literary texts
Objectives
  1. Identify and explain how the title contributes to meaning
  2. Identify and explain how text features, such as illustrations, punctuation, and print features, contribute to meaning

Indicator

  • 3. Use elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding
Objectives
  1. Identify the elements of a story, including characters, setting, problem, and solution
  2. Identify and explain character traits and actions
  3. Sequence the important events

Indicator

  • 4. Use elements of poetry to facilitate understanding
Objectives
  1. Identify rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems read to them
  2. Summarize the events or tell the meaning of the poem

Indicator

  • 5. Use elements of drama to facilitate understanding
Objective
  1. Identify the characters, dialogue, and scenery of a play read to them

Indicator

  • 6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts
Objectives
  1. Recognize the main idea
  2. Recognize a similar message in more than one text
  3. Summarize the text by stating the main idea and sequencing the important events
  4. Identify personal connections to the text

Indicator

  • 7. Identify and describe the author's use of language
Objectives
  1. Identify language that appeals to the senses and feelings
  2. Identify repetition
  3. Identify specific words and punctuation that create tone

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