+ Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
+ Analyze and expand story elements, giving supporting details to comprehend literature.
+ Summarize and generate questions about text.
+ Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
+ Develop vocabulary by learning and determining the meanings of words and phrases encountered in text.
+ Write using grade level spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
+ Demonstrate the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing.
+ Produce and expand complete declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.
+ Utilize the writing process to create simple stories, opinion pieces, informative texts, and narratives using grade level spelling and content.
+ Write a story in paragraphs using declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences with a beginning, middle and end.
+ Gather information using a variety of resources.
+ Use technology and media to create and present an original work.
+ Participate in whole/small group discussion while using appropriate grade level vocabulary.