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.D. Demonstrate comprehension / understanding before reading, during reading, and after reading on grade level texts through strategies such as retelling, summarizing, note taking, connecting to prior knowledge, supporting assertions about text, and nonlinguistic representations.
1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text.
1.2.4.D. Make inferences across texts about similar concepts when studying a topic (e.g., science, social studies); draw conclusions, citing evidence from the texts to support answers.
1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.
1.5.4.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic
1.5.4.B.2. Write one or more paragraphs that connect to one central idea.
1.5.4.C. Organize writing in a logical order.
1.5.4.C.2. Use appropriate transitions within sentences and between paragraphs.
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.