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Ideas to Watch For

Ideas to Watch For 
Reading StrandStudents will learn to:Identify audience and purposeUnderstand and analyze texts and mediaMake inferences based on textDraw conclusions based on textProvide evidence from text to support their understandingUse metacognitive strategies for comprehensionEvaluate and critique messages
Writing StrandStudents’ writing will exhibit:Defined focusSupport for ideas and assertionsIncreasing awareness of the reader and varying viewpoints
Oral and Written Conventions StrandStudents are expected to focus on:Parts of speech and grammarHandwriting (grades K–4) and punctuationCorrect spelling
Research StrandStudents will concentrate on:The process of researchSkills that align with those taught in the Reading and Writing strandsSkills that can be taught throughout the year
Listening and Speaking StrandStudents will become proficient at: Understanding audience and purposeRecognizing the differences between formal and informal languageWorking collaboratively with others

Standards for Ensuring Student Success From Kindergarten to College and Career ©2009 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency 12 Standards for Ensuring Student Success From Kindergarten to College and Career ©2009 University of Texas System/Texas Education Agency Foundations 13
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