Language Essentials


TERM 1

FLUENCY: Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy, speed, and expression to        support comprehension (70+ wcpm).

COMPREHENSION: Generate questions about text.Answer questions about text using text evidence.

WRITING: Write a narrative text with characters and details, using temporal words and phrases to signal event order.

LANGUAGE: Write with appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.

TERM 2

FLUENCY: Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy, speed, and expression to support comprehension (80+ wcpm).

COMPREHENSION: Using key details from the text, retell narrative text including the central message.

COMPREHENSION: Using key details from the text, determine the main idea of an informational text.

VOCABULARY: Use context to determine meanings of words and phrases.

WRITING: Write an opinion text that introduce the topic, states an opinion, lists reasons (using linking words and phrases) and provides a concluding statement. Use appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.

LANGUAGE: Write with appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.

TERM 3

FLUENCY: Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy, speed, and expression to support comprehension (90+ wcpm)

COMPREHENSION: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

WRITING: Write an informative/explanatory paragraph that introduces a topic, develops the topic with facts and details and provides a conclusion. Use appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.

LANGUAGE: Write with appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.

TERM 4

FLUENCY: Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy, speed, and expression to support comprehension (100+ wcpm).

COMPREHENSION: Use text features (e.g. maps, photographs, diagrams, charts, etc.) to increase understanding of a ext.

VOCABULARY: Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries to determine meaning of key words.

WRITING: Produce writing with guidance and support from peers, adults and technology. Strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing. Extend time frames for research, revision and reflection for specific tasks, audiences and purposes.

LANGUAGE: Write with appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling of high-frequency words.