• Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words
  • Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words
  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes
  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate an understanding of fiction and nonfiction text
  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
  • Describe the overall structure of a story
  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story
  • Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text
  • Know and use various  text features (e.g. captions, bold print, subheadings) to locate key facts
  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression

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