Reading Resources

3rd Quarter Reading Objectives

-Read independently at least 20 minutes every day and learn new vocabulary from that reading

-Read different types of fiction such as legends, novels, folklore, and science fiction.

-Increase vocabulary by studying how authors use words, learning about synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

-Figure out what words mean by applying the meanings of these prefixes (re-, mis-, ex-, pre-, con-, com-) and suffix (-ible).

-Use context clues to figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words

-Use a thesaurus to identify synonyms and antonyms of certain words.

-Recognize different types of fiction texts like legends, novels, folklore, and science fiction.

-Understand story elements: plot, theme, main idea and supporting details, conflict, and mood

-Summarize main ideas of stories and find examples in the text to better understand and remember what you read

-Identify characters' motivation or the reason they act as they do (ie., greed, fear, curiosity)

-Analuze the characters, events, and the plots in the same story and compare these elements between stories

-Identify a character's point of view or the author's point of view and find examples in the text to support your opinion.

-Look at a situation or problem from the points of view of different characters

-Make inferences or draw conclustions about characters, events, and themes

-Interpret the author's choice of words

-Analyze the impact of the author's word choice on the story

-Consider how the author's word choice and the illustrations bring characters to life, enhance the plot, and produce a response from the reader

-Literature Resources

A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin