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Reading (K5)

In K5, children are being prepared for the beginning stages of reading. They connect letters to letter sounds, and learn how letters combine to make words.  Through read aloud and opportunities to practice reading, they gain meaning from text, identify parts of a story, and listen to the sound of reading.

Foundational Skills

  • Print Concepts: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. 
  • Phonological Awareness: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • Phonics and Word Recognition: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • Fluency: Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Key Ideas and Details

Literature

  • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
  • With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Informational Text

  • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Craft and Structure

Literature

  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
  • Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
  • With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

Informational Text

  • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
  • Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
  • Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Literature

  • With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
  • (Not applicable to literature)
  • With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Informational Text

  • With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
  • With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

Contacts

Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction:
Dr. Jennifer L. Smith
Phone: 414-475-8252

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