WA.1. Reading: The student understands and uses different skills and strategies to read.
1.2. Use vocabulary (word meaning) strategies to comprehend text.
1.2.1. Apply reference skills to define, clarify, and refine word meanings.
1.2.1.a. Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to find or confirm word meanings, pronunciations, syllabication, synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech of words.
1.2.2. Apply vocabulary strategies in grade-level text.
1.2.2.b. Use the meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviated words to determine the meaning of unknown words in grade-level text.
1.2.2.c. Explain how to derive word meaning from knowledge of affixes and roots (e.g., port: transportation, porter, import, report).
1.2.2.d. Use prior knowledge, the text, context clues, and graphic features of text to predict, clarify, and/or expand word meanings and concepts.
WA.2. Reading: The student understands the meaning of what is read.
2.2. Understand and apply knowledge of text components to comprehend text.
2.2.2. Apply features of printed and electronic text to locate and comprehend text.
2.2.2.a. Identify and use grade-level appropriate text features.
2.2.2.b. Explain how certain text features help you understand the selection. Interpret information from graphic features.
2.3. Expand comprehension by analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing information and ideas in literary and informational text.
2.3.2. Apply understanding of systems for organizing information and analyze appropriate sources.
2.3.2.a. Use multiple organizational systems to locate information from reference and content area materials.
WA.3. Writing: The student writes clearly and effectively.
3.3. Knows and applies writing conventions appropriate for the grade level.
3.3.2. Spells words appropriate for the grade level accurately.
3.3.2.c. Recognizes and uses grade level appropriate spelling patterns. Examples: Affixes (e.g., -en, -in, -on, -an at end of words); Rules such as -ge after long vowel, -dge after short vowel (e.g., rage and edge)