Reading Standards

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Reading Adventures

    Reading is an essential part of every day life, so we practice critical reading skills that will help us become skilled citizens of the world.  I work on a team with other English Language Arts teachers to develop lessons, monitor student learning, and meet individual student needs.  We work with the following pattern in mind:

    1. use the Common Core State Standards to identify a learning goal
    2. pre-test to gage student background knowledge
    3. develop and teach lessons
    4. post-test to gage student learning
    5. remediate where necessary
    6. repeat

    By the end of the year, students will have experience with all sorts of genres of literature and non-fiction texts, on their personal reading level and on grade level.  We will focus on reading strategies such as the following: 

    • Summarizing
    • Making Inferences
    • Making Predictions
    • Bulding Vocabulary
    • Asking Questions
    • Visualizing
    • Making Connections
    • Clarifying
    • Identifying Theme
    • Sequencing Plot
    • Explaing Main Idea and Supporting Details
    • Reading Closely
    • Evaluating Point of View
    • Analyzing Characters
    • Comparing and Contrasting
    • Identifying Text Structure

    Students will experience whole-class lessons on grade level texts with a focus on the Social Studies curriculum.  During these lessons, students will work independently, with partners, or in groups.  During SPEAR time, small groups will work directly with teachers on their independent reading level using texts from the amazing current events site NEWSELA.  Those not working in small groups will have the opportunity to read silently with a book of their choosing and create book report projects to share with the class.  Every student is expected to read at home every night and record a reading response in the agenda, signed by a parent or guardian.