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  • Ask and answer questions to locate relevant and specific details in a text to support an answer or inference

  • Determine a theme or central idea and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize portions of a text

  • In literary texts, describe character traits, motivations, or feelings, drawing on specific details

  • In informational texts, identify and use text features to build comprehension

  • Discuss how the reader's point of view or perspective may differ from that of the author, narrator, or characters in a text

  • Explain how specific illustrations or text features contribute to what is conveyed by words in a text

  • Explain how claims are supported by relevant reasons and evidence. 

  • Recognize genres and make connections to other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, and personal events

  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words 

  • Identify, and know the meaning of most common prefixes and suffixes

  • Identify, know the meaning of, and decode words with suffixes

  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension



  • Write an argument to support claims, using clear reasons and relevant evidence

  • Use precise language and content-specific vocabulary

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to explore a topic and convey ideas and information 

  • Introduce a topic and organize related information

  • Develop a topic with facts, definitions, details, and illustrations when useful 

  • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary

  •  use facts and other information to develop points, and provide a concluding statement

  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequence

  • which recount real or imagined experiences or a short sequence of events, including details to describe action, thoughts, and feelings

  • Create a poem, story, play, artwork, or other response to a text, author, theme, and personal experience

  • Conduct research to answer questions, self-generated questions, and to build knowledge

  • Recall relevant information from experiences or gather information from multiple sources; take brief notes and sort evidence into provided categories


and Listening Strand

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse peers, expressing ideas clearly and building on the ideas of others

  • Follow agreed-upon norms for discussion and participate by actively listening, taking turns, and staying on topic

  • Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material

  • Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others

  • Ask questions to check understanding of information presented

  • Explain their own ideas and understanding of the discussion

  • Determine the main ideas and supporting details or information presented in diverse texts and formats

  • Ask and answer questions in order to evaluate a speaker's point of view

  • Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace

  • Include digital media and/or visual displays in presentations

Language Strand

  *The Language Strand identifies Conventions of Standard English and Core Convention skills that develop from Grade 3 - Grade 5. 


  • Demonstrate command of conventions of Standard English grammar  when writing or speaking

    • Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences

    • Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general as well as in particular sentences

    • Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why)

    • Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general as well as in particular sentences

    • Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns as well as abstract nouns

    • Form and use regular and irregular verbs, simple verb tenses, progressive verb tenses, perfect verb tenses to convey times, sequences, states, and conditions

    • Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement

    • Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.

    • Correctly use frequently confused words

  • Demonstrate command of conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing 

  • Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening

  •  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases

  • Demonstrate an understanding of word relationships and word meanings

  • Acquire and accurately use conversational, general, academic, and content-specific words and phrases

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