Summary of Skills

Age 6-8 - Concept 6: Reading

Unit 1: Semester 1

Language Arts

  • Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels
  • Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables
  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words
  • Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words
  • Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences
  • Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams
  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
  • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words
  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
  • Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word

Unit 2: Semester 2

Language Arts

  • Decode multisyllable words
  • Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels
  • Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables
  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
  • Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words
  • Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences
  • Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams
  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
  • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words
  • Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root
  • Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives
  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
  • Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words
  • Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word
  • With guidance and support from adults, strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing
  • Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events