SLA fluency and self-sustained reading TEKS talk image

Knowledge and Skills Statement

Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--self-sustained reading. The student reads grade-appropriate texts independently. .
A kindergarten student who can focus on the text in front of the student with little adult assistance is exhibiting self-sustained reading. This can look different from student to student. One student may look at pictures in a book and try to identify known words or letters, while another may read independently in a whisper phone. Teaching self-sustained reading requires lots of practice, significant modeling, clear expectations, and, most importantly, motivation.