K Grade English


(RL) Reading Literature

ELA-00.RL

BPSS-ELA logoStrand (RL)

Reading Literature

Narrative for Literature Strand:

Reading literature (fiction) allows students to learn about other lives and times that relate to their own personal experiences. In this strand, students will ask and answer questions about key details (characters, setting, plot), along with retelling what they have read.  Literature (fiction) helps readers learn important life lessons through the lives of the characters, comparing their own experiences with the experiences of the characters they read about. Reading literature (fiction) allows us to learn to appreciate the beauty of the language, and to be articulate speakers and writers.  

Continued work on reading comprehension standards will heighten student abilities to read more complex literature (fiction) text.  Teachers use assessment and observation to determine if students are ready to progress to more challenging reading selections.  Each child is unique, so be flexible, and trust your judgment as you assist your child.  Together teachers and parents can help students make better choices when selecting books to read.  Our youngest readers benefit from rereading text and text with high repetition.  Although levels of reading determined through observation and assessment are valuable, caution is important in not confining children to a text level.  Young readers can progress through levels of text quickly, but not all children progress at the same pace, which is expected.  Increasing the frequency of reading is the highest predictor of success at any grade level. Building a child’s confidence, through successful experiences with reading, will encourage that desire to read more. Developing successful, life-long readers is our ultimate goal.

Continued work on reading comprehension standards will heighten student abilities to read age appropriate literature (fiction) text.  Teachers use assessment and observation to determine if students are ready to progress to more challenging reading selections.  Each child is unique, so be flexible, and trust your judgment as you assist your child.  Together teachers and parents can help students make better choices when selecting books to read.  Our youngest readers benefit from rereading text and text with high repetition.  Although levels of reading determined through observation and assessment are valuable, caution is important in not confining children to a text level.  Young readers can progress through levels of text quickly, but not all children progress at the same pace, which is expected.  Increasing the frequency of reading is the highest predictor of success at any grade level. Building a child’s confidence, through successful experiences with reading, will encourage that desire to read more. Developing successful, life-long readers is our ultimate goal.

 

 

How to Help Your Child At Home with the Literature Strand:

  • Read to your child often, and let him/her read books to you as they emerge as a reader
  • Ask questions about what is being read  
  • Go beyond just naming the character and setting, have your child describe the characters and settings with details (ex. "What character traits did the characters have?" (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?)
  • Have your child retell a story they have read with the beginning, middle and end
  • Discuss favorite stories together and talk about the characters and details about the characters
  • Read aloud frequently.  Children love to listen to stories that are more complicated than they can read on their own.  
  • Don't forget - poetry can be a great read aloud
  • Make regular visits to a public library to select literature (fiction) reading material

 

Resources:

Calculation Method for Strands

Strands are larger groups of related standards. The Strand Grade is a calculation of all the related standards. Click on the standard name below each strand to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each strand's related standards.


ELA-00.RL.01

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-00.RL.01 With prompting and support, Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain that a key detail is an important part of a story.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine what is an important detail when I listen to a story.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can ask and answer questions about a text (who, what, when, why, where).
  • I can ask and answer questions before, during and after reading a text.

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... follow and understand a simple plot in a shared reading book or a read aloud by participating and asking/answering questions about the story in a whole group setting.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... answer simple detail questions such as "Who is the character?" What is the setting?", or lists important information after reading a story.
  • recognize or recall some specific terminology, such as:
    • Before: predict, inference
    • During: character, setting, detail, problem, solution
    • After: retell, recall, sequence, summarize, main idea
  • perform some basic processes, such as:
    • following a model/sentence frame, predict what a text may be about
    • using a sentence model or prompt, ask questions related to the text
    • using a model, retell sequence of events in the text
    • with support, identify details about a text (character, setting, event)
    • with prompting, respond to a question about a text
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... make inferences about a character/setting or detail (as shown in the pictures) to help understand the story at the end of the emergent reading stage.
  • with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details before, during, and after reading
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... notice evidence in illustrations or text the author provides to show character attributes or aspects of the setting and notices and follows the dialogue to aide in comprehending the text that is at the end of the early reading stage.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Key Detail
  • Story
  • Literature
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Problem/Solution
  • Actions
  • Feelings

ELA-00.RL.02

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-00.RL.02 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify key details (important parts to the story).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can listen to a story and tell the key details.
  • I can retell (put into my own words) stories using key details.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Key Detail
  • Retell
  • Beginning/Middle/End

ELA-00.RL.03

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-00.RL.03 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the character in a story
  • I can identify the setting in a story
  • I can identify the major event in a story

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Event

ELA-00.RL.04

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-00.RL.04 Ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings, in a story or poem.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-00.RL.05

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-00.RL.05 Recognize common types of texts using their unique features throughout the selection.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize when a text is a storybook or a poem.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain that some texts look the same and some look different.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can listen to and look at different types of text.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Text
  • Poem
  • Play
  • Story/storybook

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-00.RL.06

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Craft and Structure

ELA-00.RL.06 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify where to find the name of the author/illustrator.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain that authors write books and stories.
  • I can explain that illustrators create the pictures for books and stories.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can name the author and illustrator of a story.

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • Author Illustrator
  • Story
  • Book Cover

Websites


ELA-00.RL.07

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-00.RL.07 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-00.RL.08

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-00.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)

ELA-00.RL.09

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo Kindergarten (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA-00.RL.09 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Start

2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
Simple

3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
Target

4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Complex

Resources

Vocabulary

  • LIST
  • LIST
  • LIST

Websites

  • Links to sites that open in a new window

ELA-00.RL.10

 

ELA-00 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.

ELA-00.RL.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Student Learning Targets:

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can ask and answer questions about what is being read aloud
  • I can ask and answer questions about what I read

 

Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

Student is able to independently read middle 2nd grade independent level texts with purpose and understanding.

 

Advanced level text descriptions (link)

The student orally or silently reads a middle 2nd grade level text and answers questions about the text orally or through writing or drawing.
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” Student is able to read end of kindergarten independent level texts with purpose and understanding.

 

End of year Kindergarten text descriptions (link)

The student orally or silently reads an end of kindergarten level text and answers questions about the text orally or through writing or drawing.
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

Student is able to read midlle of kindergarten independent level texts with purpose and understanding.

 

Middle of year kindergarten text descriptions (link)

The student orally or silently reads an end of kindergarten level text and answers questions about the text orally or through writing or drawing.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0 Student is able to participate in shared reading experiences or read alouds in the kindergartener classroom.
The student joins in when the teacher and class are reading a big book together.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

  • Read
  • Questions
  • Retell
  • Story