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Three Village School District




  • Ask and answer questions about key ideas in a text

  • Identify a main topic or idea of a text and retell important details

  • Identify specific words that express feelings and senses

  • Describe characters, setting, and major events in a story

  • Identify a variety of genre

  • Explain differences between literary texts (fiction) and informational texts (non-fiction)

  • Identify examples of how illustrations and details support the text's purpose

  • Use illustrations and details to discuss story elements and/or topics

  • Identify specific information the author gives that supports ideas in the text

  • Make connections between, self, text, and the world

  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print

  • Demonstrate an understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds

  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skill 

  • Decode long vowel sounds in one-syllable words

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

  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words

  • Recognize and identify one-syllable words

  • Read most common high-frequency sight words

  • Recognize and identify root words and simple suffixes

  • Recognize and produce rhyming words

  • Create new words using known sounds




  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression and/or writing to:

    • state an opinion about a familiar topic

    • state a reason to support that opinion

    • name a familiar topic and supply information

    • narrate an event or events in a sequence

    • create a poem, dramatization, artwork, or other response to text, author, or personal experience

  • Ask questions and participate in shared research to:

    • answer questions

    • build knowledge

    • recall relevant information

    • gather information


and Listening Strand

  • Participate in collaborative conversations

  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussion including listening to others, taking turns, and staying on topic

  • Ask and answer questions to clarify what the speaker says

  • Name familiar people, places, things, and events with detail

  • Create visual displays to support descriptions

  • Express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly and completely

Language Strand

  *The Language Strand identifies Conventions of English skills that develop from Pre-K to grade 2.


  • Demonstrate command of conventions of English grammar and usage

    • Print upper and lowercase letters of their name

    • Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs

    • Form and use plural nouns

    • Use singular and plural nouns with matching verb in basic sentences

    • Understand and use question words

    • Produce and expand complex sentences in shared language activities

    • Use verbs to convey past, present, and future

    • Use frequently occurring adjectives appropriately

    • Understand and use simple and compound sentences

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

    • Capitalize the first letter of their name

    • Attempt to write symbols or letters to represent words

    • Recognize and name end punctuation

    • Spell simple words phonetically

    • Use commas appropriately 


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