-Uses letter-sounds and word parts to read unfamiliar words.
-Uses consonants, consonant blends (e.g., tr, bl, sm), and vowel sounds to read unknown words.
-Uses word patterns (e.g., ight as in light) to read unknown words.
-Reads grade-level text accurately with expression.
-Reads high-frequency and sight words correctly.
-Learns reading strategies used before, during, and after reading text.
-Determines a purpose for reading.
-Makes predictions or asks questions based on background knowledge.
-Makes connection between what he or she knows and what he or she reads.
-Retells/Sequences stories (using story elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution) and recalls facts from books read.
-Responds to reading through discussions, retellings, and in writing.
-Revisits text to clarify understanding.
-Reads for different purposes: literary experiences (e.g., stories, plays, poems)