• Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words
  • Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds
  • Pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds
  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words
  • Ask and answer questions about key details in fiction and nonfiction text
  • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story
  • Compare and contrast characters in stories and two texts on the same topic
  • Identify the main topic and retell key details of a nonfiction text
  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression

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