State Curriculum - Reading

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Standard 5.0 Controlling Language: Students will control language by applying the conventions of Standard English in speaking and writing.* Standard 5.0 Controlling Language: Students will control language by applying the conventions of Standard English in speaking and writing.* Standard 5.0 Controlling Language: Students will control language by applying the conventions of standard English in speaking and writing.*
A. Grammar A. Grammar A. Grammar
1. Recognize elements of grammar in personal and academic reading
1. Use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral and written language
1. Identify and use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral and written language
2. Recognize, recall, and use basic elements of grammar to express ideas clearly **
a. Use various parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, and verbs
a. Identify and use various parts of speech, such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives
a. Identify and use parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives (including articles)
b. Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences
b. Compose declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences
b. Identify and incorporate subjects and verbs when composing simple sentences
c. Compose simple sentences using correct word order
c. Identify and use verb forms, such as helping verbs
c. Compose complete and correct declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences
  d. Identify and use verb tenses, such as present, past, and future
d. Identify and use verb forms such as singular/ plural, regular/ irregular
    e. Identify and use verb tenses such as present, past, and future
B. Usage B. Usage B. Usage
1. Recognize examples of conventional usage in personal and academic reading
1. Recognize examples of conventional usage in personal and academic reading
1. Recognize examples of conventional usage in personal and academic reading
2. Comprehend and apply standard English in oral and written language
2. Comprehend and apply standard English usage in oral and written language
2. Comprehend and apply standard English usage in oral and written language **
a. Recognize when subjects and verbs agree
a. Recognize and use correct subject/verb agreement and noun/pronoun agreement
a. Use singular subjects with singular verbs and plural subjects with plural verbs
b. Recognize when personal nouns and pronouns agree
b. Recognize and use consistent and appropriate verb tenses, such as past, present, and future
b. Apply consistent and appropriate use of verb tenses such as past, present, and future; pronouns such as personal and possessive; and modifiers
    c. Recognize and correct common usage errors such as homophones, contractions, and commonly confused words
    d. Use available resources to correct or confirm editorial choices
    e. Explain editorial choices
C. Mechanics C. Mechanics C. Mechanics
1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning
1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning in academic and personal reading and writing
1. Explain the purpose of mechanics to make and clarify meaning in academic and personal reading and writing
2. Comprehend and use basic punctuation and capitalization in written language
2. Comprehend and apply Standard English punctuation and capitalization in written language
2. Apply standard English punctuation and capitalization in written language **
a. Consistently use end punctuation such as period, question mark, exclamation mark
a. Use periods and other end punctuation
a. Use end punctuation correctly
b. Use periods in numbered lists
b. Use commas correctly in dates, addresses, salutations and closings, and items in a series
b. Use commas correctly in dates, addresses, city and state, salutations and closings, and items in a series
c. Use commas in dates and salutations and closings
c. Use apostrophes in contractions
c. Use underlining for titles of books
d. Use capital letters to begin sentences and identify proper nouns, such as names
d. Use capital letters to identify proper nouns and to begin sentences
d. Use apostrophes in contractions and singular possessives
    e. Use quotation marks in simple dialogue
    f. Use capital letters to begin a sentence and identify a proper noun
    g. Indent for paragraphs
3. Explain editorial choices involving mechanics
D. Spelling D. Spelling D. Spelling
1. Recognize conventional spelling in and through personal and academic reading
1. Apply conventional spelling in written language
1. Apply conventional spelling in written language
2. Apply conventional spelling in written language
a. Correctly spell several non-phonetic high frequency words
a. Spell non-phonetic high frequency words
a. Spell non-phonetic high frequency words
b. Spell phonetically regular high frequency words
b. Spell phonetically regular high frequency words
b. Spell words with common prefixes and suffixes
c. Correctly spell grade level appropriate pattern words
c. Spell grade level appropriate pattern words
c. Modify spellings when adding inflectional endings and suffixes
d. Spell two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns, including compound words
d. Spell two syllable words that follow regular spelling patterns, including compound words
d. Spell words that follow regular spelling patterns in multi-syllabic words
e. Encode words with simple blends
e. Spell words with simple prefixes and suffixes
e. Spell previously studied contractions and possessives
f. Spell words with simple prefixes and inflectional endings
f. Represent all sounds in a word when attempting unknown words
f. Access resources as a spelling aid (word wall, dictionary, technology)
g. Use temporary spelling to attempt unknown words
g. Access resources to spell unknown words, such as word wall, content word chart, dictionary, technology
 
h. Access resources to spell unknown words, such as labeled objects, word walls, charts, pictionaries
   
3. Maintain a personal list of words to use in editing original writing
E. Handwriting E. Handwriting E. Handwriting
1. Produce writing that is legible to the audience
1. Produce writing that is legible to the audience
1. Produce writing that is legible to the audience
a. Form upper and lower case manuscript letters
a. Form upper and lower case cursive letters
a. Use manuscript fluently when appropriate to the task
b. Control size and spacing of manuscript letters on appropriately lined paper
b. Use manuscript in daily assignments to build accuracy and automaticity
b. Form upper and lower case letters using cursive writing
c. Use manuscript in daily assignments to build accuracy and automaticity
c. Use connecting strokes to write continuous text
c. Use connecting strokes to write continuous text for daily assignments
    d. Use cursive writing for independent assignments to build accuracy and automaticity
    e. Use word processing technology when appropriate
 *: Emphasis is on application of conventions rather than memorization of terms.
 **: At each grade level, curricular options include more complex examples of previous years' objectives.
 

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