ELA-03 Targeted Standards
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Fluency.

ELA-03.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. 

a.  Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

b.  Read grade-level prose and poetry with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

c.  Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize when a word I read does not make sense within the text.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can read grade-level text fluently and show comprehension through voice, timing and expression
  • I can read fluently (with ease, sounding smooth and automatic)

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to read text at the beginning fluent reading stage with appropriate rate, accuracy and using expressive interpretation and pausing, guided by the author's meaning and punctuation.

  3.5  No advanced criteria is available (see Level 4 for explanation)
3.0The student is able to read text at the end of transitional reading stage with appropriate rate, accuracy.  The student's reading sounds like conversation using longer phrases, paying attention to punctuation and quotation marks.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student reads in two or three word phrases, and reading is starting to sound like talking.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student's reading does not sound natural and reading is mostly word by word.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.







  • Fluency
  • Accuracy
  • Rate
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Expression


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