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K(6)(B)

discuss the big idea (theme) of a well-known folk tale or fable and connect it to personal experience;

K(6)(C)

recognize sensory details; and

K(6)(D)

recognize recurring phrases and characters in traditional fairy tales, lullabies, and folk tales from various cultures.

K(8)(A)

retell a main event from a story read aloud; and

K(8)(B)

describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions.

K(10)(A)

identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read, referring to the words and/or illustrations;

K(10)(B)

retell important facts in a text, heard or read;

K(10)(C)

discuss the ways authors group information in text; and

K(10)(D)

use titles and illustrations to make predictions about text.

K(11)(A)

follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments); and

K(11)(B)

identify the meaning of specific signs (e.g., traffic signs, warning signs).

K(12)(A)

identify different forms of media (e.g., advertisements, newspapers, radio programs); and

K(12)(B)

identify techniques used in media (e.g., sound, movement).

K(13)(A)

plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing through class discussion;

K(13)(B)

develop drafts by sequencing the action or details in the story;

K(13)(C)

revise drafts by adding details or sentences;

K(13)(D)

edit drafts by leaving spaces between letters and words; and

K(13)(E)

share writing with others.

K(14)(A)

dictate or write sentences to tell a story and put the sentences in chronological sequence; and

K(14)(B)

write short poems.

K(16)(A)(i)

understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance): past and future tenses when speaking

K(16)(A)(ii)

understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance): nouns (singular/plural)

K(16)(A)(iii)

understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance):descriptive words

K(16)(A)(iv)

understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance): prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing (e.g., in, on, under, over)

K(16)(A)(v)

understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance): pronouns (e.g., I, me)

K(16)(B)

speak in complete sentences to communicate; and

K(16)(C)

use complete simple sentences.

K(17)(A)

form upper- and lower-case letters legibly using the basic conventions of print (left-to-right and top-to-bottom progression);

K(17)(B)

capitalize the first letter in a sentence; and

K(17)(C)

use punctuation at the end of a sentence.

K(18)(A)

use phonological knowledge to match sounds to letters;

K(18)(B)

use letter-sound correspondences to spell consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words (e.g., 'cut'); and

K(18)(C)

write one's own name.

K(19)(A)

ask questions about topics of class-wide interest; and

K(19)(B)

decide what sources or people in the classroom, school, library, or home can answer these questions.

K(20)(A)

gather evidence from provided text sources; and

K(20)(B)

use pictures in conjunction with writing when documenting research.

K(21)(A)

listen attentively by facing speakers and asking questions to clarify information; and

K(21)(B)

follow oral directions that involve a short related sequence of actions.

1(F19)(A)

establish purposes for reading selected texts based upon desired outcome to enhance comprehension;

1(F19)(B)

ask literal questions of text;

1(F19)(C)

monitor and adjust comprehension (e.g., using background knowledge, creating sensory images, re-reading a portion aloud);

1(F19)(D)

make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding;

1(F19)(E)

retell or act out important events in stories in logical order; and

1(F19)(F)

make connections to own experiences, to ideas in other texts, and to the larger community and discuss textual evidence.

1(1)(A)

recognize that spoken words are represented in written English by specific sequences of letters;

1(1)(B)

identify upper- and lower-case letters;

1(1)(C)

sequence the letters of the alphabet;

1(1)(D)

recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., capitalization of first word, ending punctuation);

1(1)(E)

read texts by moving from top to bottom of the page and tracking words from left to right with return sweep; and

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