Academic Content Standards
READING PROCESS: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies:
#3 Compare and contrast information on a single topic or theme across different text and non-text resources.
#5 Make inferences or draw conclusions about what has been read and support those conclusions with textual evidence.
READING APPLICATIONS: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text:
#1 Make inferences about informational text from the title page, table of contents and chapter headings.
#2 Summarize main ideas in informational text, using supporting details as appropriate.
#3 Locate important details about a topic using different sources of information including books, magazines, newspapers and on-line resources.
#5 Draw conclusions from information in maps, charts, graphs and diagrams.
#6 Clarify steps in a set of instructions or procedures fro completeness.
#7 Distinguish fact from opinion.
READING APPLICATIONS: Literary Text
#5 Determine the theme and whether it is implied or stated directly.
#6 Identify and explain the defining characteristics of literary forms and genres, including poetry, drama, fables, fantasies, chapter books, fiction and non-fiction.
#8 Identify figurative language in literary works, including idioms, similes and metaphors.
#1 Generate writing ideas through discussions with others and from printed material.
#10 Reread and assess writing for clarity, using a variety of methods.
#1 Write legibly in cursive, spacing letters, words and sentences appropriately.
#2 Spell high frequency words correctly.
#5 Use commas, end marks, apostrophes and quotation marks correctly.
#6 Use correct capitalization.
#7 Use various parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns and verbs.
#1 Identify topic and questions for research and develop a plan for gathering information.
#2 Locate sources and collect relevant information from multiple sources.
#3 Identify important information found in the sources and summarize important findings.
#4 Create categories to sort and organize relevant information charts, tables or graphic organizers.
#5 Discuss the meaning of plagiarism and create a list of sources.
#6 Use a variety of communication techniques, including oral, visual, written or multimedia reports, to present information gathered.
COMMUNICATION: Oral and Visual
#1 Demonstrate active listening strategies.
#2 Recall the main idea, including relevant supporting details, and identify the purpose of presentations and visual media.
#3 Distinguish between a speaker's opinions and verifiable facts.
#5 Select language appropriate to purpose and audience.
#6 Use clear diction and tone, and adjust volume and tempo to stress important ideas.
#7 Adjust speaking content according to the needs of the audience.
#8 Deliver informational presentations
a. present events or ideas in a logical sequence and maintain a clear focus;
b. demonstrate an understanding of the topic;
c. include relevant facts, details, examples, quotations, statistics, stories and anecdotes to clarify and explain information;
e. use appropriate visual materials (poster board)
f. draw from several sources and identify sources used.
1. Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively. (1)
4. Use general purpose productivity tools and
peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and
facilitate learning throughout the curriculum. (3)
6. Use telecommunications efficiently to access remote information, communicate with others in support of direct and independent learning, and pursue personal interests. (4)
7. Use telecommunications and online resources
(e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative
problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products
for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (4, 5)