Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses metacognitive skills to both develop and deepen comprehension of increasingly complex texts.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Observe students during authentic discussions about books. This can happen during whole-group read-aloud or small-group reading instruction. Ask students to take information from a text and think beyond it to assess their ability to synthesize information. A teacher can prompt students by asking questions. Student responses will vary depending on the question. Mastery will be apparent if students are able to use information from the text to create a new understanding or creative thinking to answer those questions.
- How else could you solve the problem in this story?
- Is there a better solution that would have made the story different?
- Can you create an alternative ending to this story? How would it change things?
- How has this story changed your thinking about __________ (story topic)?
Glossary Support for ELA.2.6.H
What Works Clearinghouse. (2010). Improving reading comprehension in kindergarten through 3rd grade: practice guide summary. Washington, DC: Institute of Education Science. Retrieved from https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/14#tab-summary
Summary: The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of teaching reading comprehension to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The guide provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to teaching reading comprehension and is based on the best available evidence as judged by the authors.