Literacy Benchmarks

LITERACY - GRADE 5

 


Report Card Indicators

Reading-Literature/Informational

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Reads grade level text independently

  • S,T,U

·T,U,V

·U,V,W

Identifies how main ideas are supported by key details

  • Determines a main idea of a text
  • Explains how main idea is supported by key details

·Determines two or more main ideas of a text

·Explains how main ideas are supported by key details

·Determines two or more main ideas of a text

·Explains how main ideas are supported by key details

Makes inferences using evidence from literary/informational texts

  • Uses a direct quote from a text when drawing inferences

·Draws inferences using more than one direct quote from text

·Draws evidence from literary/informational texts to support analysis

·Draws inferences using several direct quotes from text

·Draws evidence from literary/informational texts to support analysis

Uses multiple strategies to determine theme

 

  • Begins to identify theme from details in the text

 

  • Determines one possible theme from details in the text

 

  • Determines two or more themes from details in the text

Summarizes information presented in various formats

  • Summarizes a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats

·Summarizes a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats

·Summarizes the points a speaker makes and explains how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence

·Summarizes a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats

·Summarizes the points a speaker makes and explains how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence

Compares and contrasts characters, settings or events using text evidence

  • Begins to compare and contrast two or more characters/settings or events

·Compares and contrasts two or more characters, settings or events, drawing on specific details in the text

·Compares and contrasts two or more characters, settings or events drawing on specific details in the text

Compares and contrasts similar themes/topics within and across texts

  • Begins to compare and contrast texts/stories on their approaches to similar topics

·Compares and contrasts similar themes/topics within and across texts/stories

·Compares and contrasts similar themes/topics within and across texts/stories

Determines the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words/phrases

  • Begins to use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
  • Consults reference materials for the pronunciation and precise meaning of key words and phrases

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Uses common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word

·Consults reference materials for the pronunciation and precise meaning of key words and phrases

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Uses common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word

·Consults reference materials for the pronunciation and precise meaning of key words and phrases

Interprets figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings












  • Recognizes some figurative language in context
  • Recognizes shades of meaning among words

·Interprets figurative language, in context

·Recognizes and explains the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs

·Uses the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words

·Demonstrates an understanding of shades of meaning among words

  • Interprets figurative language, in context.
  • Recognizes and explains the meaning of common idioms, adages and proverbs
  • Uses the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words
  • Demonstrates an understanding of shades of meaning among

Foundational Skills

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Applies grade-level word analysis skills

  • Applies grade-level word analysis skills taught this marking period
  • Uses combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns to decode unfamiliar multisyllabic words

·Applies grade-level word analysis skills taught in the first and second marking period

·Uses combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns and roots and affixes to decode unfamiliar multisyllabic words

·Applies grade-level word analysis skills taught this year

·Uses combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns and roots and affixes to decode unfamiliar multisyllabic words

Reads fluently with accuracyto support comprehension

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Writing

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Follows the structure of the genre

In opinion, informative/explanatory ornarrative pieces:





Narrative:

  • Orients the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters
  • Organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally
  • Uses dialogue, description and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations
  • Uses a variety of transitional words, phrases and clauses to manage the sequence of events
  • Uses concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely
  • Provides a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events

Informative/Explanatory:

  • Examines a topic and conveys ideas and information clearly
  • Introduces a topic clearly, provides a general observation and focus and groups related information logically
  • Includes formatting, illustrations and multimedia to aid comprehension
  • Develops the topic with facts, quotations or other information and examples related to the topic
  • Links ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases and clauses

Opinion:

  • Supports a point of view with reasons and information
  • Introduces a topic or text clearly
  • States an opinion
  • Creates an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose
  • Provides logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details
  • Links opinion and reasons using words, phrases and clauses
  • Provides a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented

Strengthens writing by planning, revising, and editing

  • With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed
  • With some guidance and support from adults, uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

·With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed

·With some guidance and support from adults, uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

·With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed

·With some guidance from adults, uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

Integrates information and evidence from several texts/digital sources on the same topic

  • Gathers information (on the same topic) from print and digital sources

·Integrates information from at least two print or digital sources

·Identifies reasons/evidence to support points

·Integrates information from at least two print or digital sources in order to write or speak knowledgeably about the subject

Uses research to build and present knowledge

  • Recalls relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information from print and digital sources
  • Summarizes or paraphrases information in notes and finished work



  • Conducts short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic
  • Recalls relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information from print and digital sources
  • Summarizes or paraphrases information in notes and finished work
  • Provides a list of sources

·Conducts short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic

·Recalls relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information from print and digital sources

·Summarizes or paraphrases information in notes and finished work

·Provides a list of sources, properly formatted

Applies command of conventions of grammar and usage

  • Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this marking period when writing or speaking

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught in the first and second marking period when writing or speaking

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this year when writing or speaking

Chooses grade level conventions, capitalization and punctuation, for effect

  • Uses a comma to set off the words yes and no and to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence
  • Uses underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works
  • Demonstrates command of appropriate capitalization

·Uses a comma to set off the words yes and no, to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence and to indicate direct address

·Uses underlining, quotation marks or italics to indicate titles of works

·Uses a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence

·Demonstrates command of appropriate capitalization

·Uses a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence

·Distinguishes when to use underlining, quotation marks or italics to indicate titles of works

·Demonstrates command of appropriate capitalization

Applies grade level spelling rules for known and unknown words

  • Spells grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed

·Spells grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed

·Spells grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed

 

 

LITERACY – GRADE 4

 

 


Report Card Indicators

Reading-Literature/Informational

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Reads grade level text independently

  • P, Q, R
  • Q, R, S

·R, S, T

Identifies main idea and key details

  • Determines the main idea of a text
  • Explains how the main idea is supported by key details

·Determines the main idea of a text

·Explain how the main idea is supported by key details

·Determines the main idea of a text

·Explains how the main idea is supported by key details

Makes inferences about character, setting, or event using text evidence

  • Begins to recognize the readers use details from the text to support inferential thinking
  • Begins to use text evidence to describe characters, settings or events

·Draws inferences using text evidence

·Describes characters, settings, or events using text evidence

·Draws inferences using multiple details and examples from the text as support

·Describes in depth characters’ thoughts, words, actions settings or events using text evidence

Summarizes text and determines theme

  • Tells the most important points to summarize a text

·Summarizes text

·Determines theme from details in a text

·Summarizes text

·Determines theme from details in the text

Compares and contrasts similar themes/topics within and across texts

  • Begins to compare and contrast similar topics within texts
  • Compares and contrasts theories, themes, and/or topics in stories, myths, and literature from different cultures
  • Compares and contrasts similar topics across texts

Draws evidence from literary/informational texts

  • Responses reflect literal and inferential understanding of the text read with text evidence

·Responses reflect literal and inferential understanding of the text read with text evidence

·Responses reflect literal and inferential understanding of the text read with text evidence

Determines the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words/phrases in a text

  • Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
  • Consults references materials for word meaning

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Begins to use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word

·Consults reference materials for the pronunciation and precise meaning of keywords and phrases

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Uses common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word

·Consults reference materials for the pronunciation and precise meaning of keywords and phrases

Demonstrates the understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings

  • Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
  • Demonstrates understanding of words by relating them to their opposites and to words with similar but not identical meanings

·Explains the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context

·Recognizes and explains the meaning of common idioms, adages and proverbs

·Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

·Demonstrates understanding of words

·Explains the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context

·Recognizes and explains the meaning of common idioms adages and proverbs

·Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Foundational Skills

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Applies grade level phonics and word analysis skills

  • Applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught this trimester to decode unfamiliar words

·Applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught to date to decode unfamiliar words

  • Applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught this year to decode unfamiliar words

Reads fluently with accuracy to support comprehension

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Writing

In opinion, informative/explanatory or narrative pieces:

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Follows the structure of the genre

Narrative:

  • Develops a real experience or event using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear even sequences
  • Organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally
  • Uses dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations
  • Provides a conclusion that follows from the narrated experience

Opinion:

  • Supports a point of view about topics with reasons and information
  • Introduces a topic, states an opinion and creates an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose
  • Provides and links reasons that are supported by facts and details
  • Links opinion and reasons using words and phrases
  • Provides a concluding statement or section related to the opinion

Opinion:

  • Supports a point of view about text with reasons and information
  • Introduces text, states an opinion and creates an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose
  • Provides and links reasons that are supported by facts and details from text
  • Links opinion and reasons using words and phrases
  • Provides a concluding statement or section related to the opinion

Informative/Explanatory

  • Examines a topic and conveys ideas and information clearly
  • Introduces a topic clearly and group-related information in paragraphs and sections
  • Includes formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension
  • Develops the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic
  • Links ideas within categories of information using words and phrases
  • Uses precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic
  • Provides a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented

Narrative:

  • Writes narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences
  • Orients the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally
  • Uses dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or shows the responses of characters to situations
  • Uses a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events
  • Uses concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely
  • Provides a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events

Strengthens writing by planning, revising and editing

  • With some guidance and support, develops and strengthens writing by planning, revising, and editing
  • With some guidance and support from adults, uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

·With some guidance and support, develops and strengthens writing by planning, revising, and editing

·With some guidance and support from adults, uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

·Develops and strengthens writing by planning, revising, and editing

·With some guidance and support from adults, uses technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

Uses research to build and present knowledge

  • Recalls relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information from print and digital sources
  • Takes notes and categorizes information
  • Draws evidence from literary informational text to support analysis

·Recalls relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information from print and digital sources

·Takes notes and categorizes information

·Draws evidence from literary informational text to support analysis

  • Conducts short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic
  • Recalls relevant information from experiences or gathers relevant information from print and digital sources
  • Takes notes and categorizes information
  • Provides a list of sources
  • Draws evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research

Integrates information from two texts on the same topic

  • Demonstrates an understanding of how readers gather information from a text using note taking structures

·Begins to integrate information across texts

·Integrates information from two texts on the same topic

Paraphrases information presented in various formats

  • Restates or paraphrases information presented orally
  • Paraphrases portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats
  • Identifies the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points

·Paraphrases portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats

·Identifies the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points

·Paraphrases portions of teat read aloud or information presented in diverse media and format including visually, quantitatively and orally

Demonstrates a command of and applies conventions of grammar and usage

  • Demonstrate a command of and applies conventions of grammar and usage taught this marking period when writing or speaking

·Demonstrate a command of and applies conventions of grammar and usage taught in the first and second marking period when writing or speaking

·Demonstrate a command of and applies conventions of grammar and usage taught this year when writing or speaking

Chooses grade level conventions, capitalization, and punctuation for effect

  • Uses correct capitalization
  • Uses commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text
  • Recognizes the use of commas in a compound sentence

·Uses correct capitalization

·Uses commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text

·Attempts to use a comma correctly in a compound sentence

·Uses correct capitalization

·Uses commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text

·Uses a comma correctly in a compound sentence

Applies grade level spelling rules for known and unknown words

  • Spells grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed

·Spells grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed

·Spells grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed

 

 

LITERACY – GRADE 3

 

 


Report Card Indicators

Reading-Literature/Informational

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Reads grade level text independently

M,N,O

N,O,P

O,P,Q

Asks and answers questions by referring to the text

  • Asks and answers questions (who, what, where, why and how) by referring to the text as the basis for the answers

·Asks and answers questions (who, what, where, why and how) by referring to the text as the basis for the answers

·Asks and answers questions (who, what, where, why and how) by referring to the text explicitly as the basis for the answers

Determines central message, lesson, or moral using supporting details

  • Demonstrates an understanding that a central message, lesson or moral needs to be supported with details from the text

·Recounts stories from diverse cultures

·Determines central message, lesson, or moral in stories using supporting details

·Recounts stories from diverse cultures

·Determines central message, lesson, or moral in stories using supporting details

Identifies main idea and recounts key details

  • Determines the main idea of a text
  • Recounts key details
  • Determines the main idea of a text
  • Recounts key details
  • Explains how key details support the main idea

·Determines the main idea of a text

·Recounts key details

·Explains how key details support the main idea

Describes character traits, motivations, or feelings

  • Identifies character feelings and traits

·Describes character traits, motivations or feelings

·Identifies what motivates characters

·Describes character traits, motivations or feelings

·Explains how character actions contribute to a sequence of events

Compares and contrasts themes, settings, and plots

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of a theme
  • Determines themes of a story
  • Compares and contrasts story themes, settings and plots

·Compares and contrasts themes, settings and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters

Uses text features as search tools to locate information

  • Recognizes basic text features and search tools for locating information
  • Uses text features and search tools to locate information relevant to a given topic

·Uses text features and search tools to locate information relevant to a given topic

Determines the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases

  • Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
  • Determines the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word
  • Uses a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root
  • Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
  • Determines the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word
  • Uses a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root
  • Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • Determines the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word
  • Uses a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root

Applies the understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meaning

  • Recognizes figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings
  • Recognizes literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context
  • Demonstrates understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings
  • Distinguishes the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context
  • Identifies real-life connections between words and their use
  • Demonstrates understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings
  • Distinguishes the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context
  • Identifies real-life connections between words and their use

Foundational Skills

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Applies grade level phonics and word analysis skills

  • Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word-analysis skills taught this marking period
  • Identifies and knows the meaning of common suffixes
  • Decodes words with common suffixes
  • Decodes multi-syllable words
  • Knows and applies grade- level phonics and word-analysis skills taught in the first and second marking period
  • Identifies and knows the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes
  • Decodes multi-syllable words
  • Reads grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words

·Knows and applies grade- level phonics and word-analysis skills taught this year

·Identifies and knows the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes

·Decodes multi-syllable words

·Reads grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words

Reads with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Writing

In opinion, informative/explanatory ornarrative pieces:

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Follows the structure of the genre




Narrative:

  • Develops a real experience or event using effective technique, descriptive details and clear event sequences.
  • Establishes a situation and introduces a narrator and/or characters; organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally
  • Uses dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts and feelings to develop experiences and events or shows the response of characters to situations
  • Uses temporal words and phrases to signal event order
  • Provides a sense of closure

 

Informative/Explanatory:

  • Examines a topic and conveys ideas and information clearly
  • Introduces a topic and group-related information together
  • Includes illustrations to support comprehension
  • Develops the topic with facts, definitions and details
  • Uses linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

Informative/Explanatory:

  • Examines a topic and conveys ideas and information clearly
  • Introduces a topic and group-related information together
  • Includes illustrations to support comprehension
  • Develops the topic with facts, definitions and details
  • Uses linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

 

Opinion:

  • Supports a point of view about topics or texts with reasons
  • Introduces the topic or text they are writing about, states an opinions and creates an organizational structure that lists reasons
  • Provides reasons that support the opinion
  • Uses linking words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

Narrative:

  • Develops an experience or event using effective technique, descriptive details and clear event sequences.
  • Establishes a situation and introduces a narrator and/or characters; organizes an event sequence that unfolds naturally
  • Uses dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts and feelings to develop experiences and events or shows the response of characters to situations
  • Uses temporal words and phrases to signal event order
  • Provides a sense of closure

 

Opinion:

  • Supports a point of view about topics or texts with reasons
  • Introduces the topic or text they are writing about, states an opinions and creates an organizational structure that lists reasons
  • Provides reasons that support the opinion
  • Uses linking words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

Strengthens writing by planning, revising, and editing

  • With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing, as needed, by planning, revising, and editing

·With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing, as needed, by planning, revising and editing

·With guidance and support from adults, uses technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

·With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing, as needed, by planning, revising and editing

·With guidance and support from adults, uses technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others

Uses research to build knowledge

  • Recalls and gathers information from experiences
  • Conducts short research projects that build knowledge about a topic
  • Recalls information from experiences or gathers information from print and digital sources
  • Takes brief notes on sources and sorts evidence into provided categories

·Conducts short research projects that build knowledge about a topic

·Recalls information from experiences or gathers information from print and digital sources

·Takes brief notes on sources and sorts evidence into provided categories

·Conducts short research projects that build knowledge about a topic

·Recalls information from experiences or gathers information from print and digital sources

·Takes brief notes on sources and sorts evidence into provided categories

Applies command of conventions of grammar and usage

  • Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this marking period when writing or speaking

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught in the first and second marking period when writing or speaking

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this year when writing or speaking

Applies grade level conventions: capitalization and punctuation

  • Capitalizes appropriate words in titles
  • Uses commas in dates
  • Uses commas and quotation marks in dialogue
  • Forms and uses possessives

·Capitalizes appropriate words in titles

·Uses commas in direct addresses

·Uses commas and quotation marks in dialogue

·Forms and uses possessives

·Independently:

·Capitalizes appropriate words in titles

·Uses commas and quotation marks in dialogue

·Forms and uses possessives

Applies grade level phonics to spell known and unknown words

  • Uses spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words
  • Uses conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words

·Uses spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

·Uses conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words

·Uses spelling patterns and generalizations in writing words

·Uses conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words

 

 

LITERACY - GRADE 2

 

 


Report Card Indicators

Reading

Literature/Informational Text

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Reads grade level text independently

I, J, K

J, K, L

L, M, N

Recounts stories and determines the central message, lesson or moral

  • Recounts stories and asks questions (who, what, where, when, why and how) to understand key details in a text
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the central message or lesson

·Recounts stories and asks questions (who, what, where, when, why and how) to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

·Determines the central message or lesson

·Describes how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges

  • Recounts stories and asks questions (who, what, where, when, why and how) to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text
  • Determines central message, lesson or moral
  • Describes how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
  • Acknowledges differences in the points of view of characters

Identifies main topic and key details

  • Asks and answers questions (who, what, where, when, why and how) to understand key details in a text
  • Recognizes the main topic and the details that support it

·Asks and answers questions (who, what, where, when, why and how) to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

·Identifies the main topic and details that support it

·Asks and answers questions (who, what, where, when, why and how) to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

·Identifies the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text and provides detailed support

Identifies the author’s main purpose

  • Recognizesthat authors write for a purpose

·Identifiesthe main purpose of a text including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe

·Identifies the main purpose of a text including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe

Compares and contrasts two or more versions of the same story

  • Compares and contrasts the adventures and experiences of characters in two or more versions of the same story

·Consistently compares and contrasts two or more versions of the same story from different cultures

Compares and contrasts texts on the same topic

  • Recognizes the most important points in a text
  • Compares the most important points in two texts on the same topic

·Compares and contrasts the most important points in two texts on the same topic

Uses information gained from illustrations, text features and print

  • Recognizes that information can be gained from illustrations, text features and words in a print or digital text

·Demonstrates an understanding of how information can be gained from illustrations, text features and words in a print or digital text

·Uses information gained from illustrations, text features and words in a print or digital text

Describes the relationship between individuals, events, ideas or information

  • Recognizes the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts or steps in a process

·Demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts or steps in a process

·Describes the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts or steps in a process

Determines the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word/phrases

  • Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
  • Recognizes word relationships and nuances in word meanings

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Determines the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word

·Demonstrates an understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Determines the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word

·Demonstrates an understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings

Foundational Skills

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills

  • Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught this trimester
  • Recognizes and reads grade appropriate irregularly spelled words

·Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught in the first and second trimesters

·Recognizes and reads grade appropriate irregularly spelled words

·Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught this year

·Recognizes and reads grade appropriate irregularly spelled words

Applies reading strategies

  • Applies knowledge of phonics and word parts, picture clues and context clues to figure out unknown words in a text
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Applies knowledge of phonics and word parts, picture clues and context clues to figure out unknown words in a text

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Applies knowledge of phonics and word parts, picture clues and context clues to figure out unknown words in a text

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Reads common high-frequency words by sight

  • Recognizes and reads grade-appropriate high-frequency words by sight

·Recognizes and reads grade-appropriate high-frequency words by sight

·Recognizes and reads grade-appropriate high-frequency words by sight

Reads fluently to support comprehension

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Writing

In opinion, informative/explanatory ornarrative pieces:

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Follows the structure of the genre

Narrative:

Narrative:

  • Recounts a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events
  • Includes details to describe actions, thoughts and feelings
  • Provides a sense of closure

Opinion:

  • Introduces the topic he/she is writing about
  • States an opinion
  • Supplies reasons that support the opinion
  • Uses linking words to connect opinion and reasons
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

Informational/Explanatory:

  • Introduces a topic
  • Uses facts and definitions to develop points
  • Provides a concluding statement or section

Strengthens writing by planning, revising, editing

  • With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed by planning, revising and editing

·With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed by planning, revising and editing

·With guidance and support from peers and adults, develops and strengthens writing as needed by planning, revising and editing

Applies command of conventions of grammar and usage

  • Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this marking period when writingor speaking
  • Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught in the first and second marking period when writingor speaking

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this year when writingor speaking

Applies grade level conventions: capitalization and punctuation

  • Capitalizes beginnings of sentences and proper nouns (names)
  • Uses end punctuation

·Capitalizes holidays, product names and geographic names.

·Uses commas in greetings and closings of letters

·Uses an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives

Applies grade level phonics to spell known and unknown words/phrases

  • Generalizes learned spelling patterns when writing words
  • Consults reference materials, as needed, to check and correct spellings

·Generalizes learned spelling patterns when writing words

·Knows and applies spelling rules for adding suffixes

·Consults reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed, to check and correct spellings

·Generalizes learned spelling patterns when writing words

·Knows and applies spelling rules for adding suffixes

·Consults reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed, to check and correct spellings

 

 

LITERACY – GRADE 1

 

 


Report Card Indicators

Reading-

Literature/Informational Text

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Reads grade level text independently

D, E, F

F, G, H

H, I, J

Retells stories with key details.

  • Retells what happened in sequence
  • Uses transition words and specific names from the text

·Retells the important actions/events that happened in sequence

·Includes problem and solution

·Uses retelling to support a main idea

Uses illustrations and details to describe characters, settings, or events

  • Uses picture clues to help decode tricky words
  • Uses pictures to identify the characters, settings

·Uses illustrations to identify characters, settings or events

·Uses illustrations and details to describe characters, settings or events

Compares and contrasts characters

  • With guided practice, compares and contrasts characters

·With prompting and support, compares and contrasts characters and their adventures

·Compares and contrasts characters and their adventures

Uses text featuresto identify main topic and locate key facts

  • In shared reading, recognizes headings, table of contents, glossaries, electronic menus and icons to locate key facts or information in a text

·Demonstrates an understanding of the use of headings, table of contents, glossaries, electronic menus and icons to locate key facts or information in a text

·Uses headings, table of contents, glossaries, electronic menus and icons to locate key facts or information in a text

Identifies similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic

  • With guided practice, recognizes similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic

·With prompting and support, identifies similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic

·Identifies similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic

Determines the meaning of unknown, multiple meaning words/phrases

  • With guidance and support, sometimes categorizes and classifies words using key attributes and real-life connections
  • With guidance and support, distinguishes shades of meaning among words

·Uses affixes and root words to understand the meaning of words

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Categorizes and classifies words using key attributes and real-life connections

·Distinguishes shades of meaning among words

·Identifies frequently occurring root words and their inflectional forms

·Uses context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

·Categorizes and classifies words using key attributes and real-life connections

·Distinguishes shades of meaning among words

Foundational Skills

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Demonstrates understanding of sounds, syllables, and spoken words

  • Distinguishes short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words
  • Orally produces single-syllable words by blending sounds
  • Isolates and pronounces initial, medial vowel and final sounds in spoken single-syllable words
  • Segments spoken single-syllable words into individual sounds

·Distinguishes long vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words

·Orally produces single-syllable and final -e words by blending sounds

  • Distinguishes long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words

Applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills






  • Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught this marking period
  • Knows common consonant digraphs
  • Decodes regularly-spelled one-syllable words
  • Uses knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables

·Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught in the first and second marking period

·Knows final -e and common vowel teams for long vowel sounds

·Decodes two-syllable words by breaking the words into syllables

·Knows and applies grade-level phonics and word analysis skills taught this year

·Reads words with inflectional endings

Applies reading strategies

  • Decodes beginning and ending letter-sounds
  • Stretches out the letter-sounds across a word
  • Looks for known chunks and word parts
  • Uses picture clues
  • Thinks about what would make sense
  • Rereads and/or skips unknown words to clarify meaning
  • Cross-checks by asking, “Does this look right?” “Does this sound right?” “Does this make sense?”

·Decodes beginning and ending letter-sounds

·Stretches out the letter-sounds across a word

·Looks for known chunks and word parts

·Uses picture clues

·Thinks about what would make sense

·Rereads and/or skips unknown words to clarify meaning

·Cross-checks by asking, “Does this look right?” “Does this sound right?” “Does this make sense?”

·Decodes beginning and ending letter-sounds

·Stretches out the letter-sounds across a word

·Looks for known chunks and word parts

·Uses picture clues

·Thinks about what would make sense

·Rereads and/or skips unknown words to clarify meaning

·Cross-checks by asking, “Does this look right?” “Does this sound right?” “Does this make sense?”

Reads common high-frequency words by sight

  • Recognizes and reads grade-appropriate high-frequency words by sight

·Recognizes and reads grade-appropriate high-frequency words by sight

·Recognizes and reads grade-appropriate high-frequency words by sight

Reads fluently to support comprehension

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

·Reads with purpose and understanding

·Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression

·Uses context to confirm or self correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

  • Reads with purpose and understanding
  • Reads on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression
  • Uses context to confirm or self correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary

Writing

In opinion, informative/explanatory ornarrative pieces:

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Follows the structure of the genre

Narrative:

  • Recounts two or more appropriately sequenced events
  • Includes some details regarding what happened
  • Uses temporal words to signal event order
  • Provides some sense of closure

Opinion:

  • Introduces the topic or name the book he/she is writing about
  • States an opinion
  • Supplies a reason for the opinion
  • Provides sense of closure

 

Informative/Explanatory:

  • Names a topic
  • Supplies some facts about the topic
  • Provides some sense of closure

Informative/Explanatory:

  • Names a topic
  • Supplies some facts about the topic
  • Provides some sense of closure

 

Realistic Fiction:

  • Creates a realistic character
  • Creates a problem and solution
  • Uses temporal words to signal event order
  • Provides some sense of closure

Strengthens writing by adding details

  • With guidance and support, adds details to strengthen writing as needed

·With guidance and support, adds details to strengthen writing as needed

·With guidance and support, adds details to strengthen writing as needed



Applies command of conventions of grammar and usage

  • Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this marking period

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught in the first and second marking period

·Demonstrates command of conventions of grammar and usage taught this year

Applies grade level conventions: capitalization and punctuation

  • With guidance and support, capitalizes the first word in a sentence
  • With guidance and support, uses end punctuation
  • Capitalizes the first word in a sentence
  • Capitalizes dates and names
  • Uses end punctuation
  • Capitalizes the first word in a sentence
  • Capitalizes dates and names
  • Uses end punctuation
  • Uses commas to separate single words in a series and in dates

Applies grade level phonics to spell known and unknown words

  • Applies conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and high-frequency words
  • Spells untaught words phonetically

·Applies conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and high-frequency words

·Spells untaught words phonetically

·Applies conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and high-frequency words

·Spells untaught words phonetically

 

 



 

 

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