PA.1. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies.
1.1.4.B. Use knowledge of phonics (e.g., syllabication, root words, compound words, contractions, possessives, inflectional endings, prefixes, suffixes), the dictionary, or context clues to decode and understand new words during reading.
1.1.4.C. Use meaning and knowledge of words (e.g., multiple meaning words, word origins, root words, synonyms, antonyms, homophones) across content areas to increase reading vocabulary.
1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.
1.5.4.D. Write with an understanding of style, using a variety of sentence structures, precise words (e.g., adjectives, nouns, adverbs, verbs) that create voice.