Create a word ladder using the VCCV pattern. Then listen to two stories in order to compare and contrast them.
I can decode words with short vowel sounds. I can recognize familiar short vowel spelling patterns. I can decode words with long vowel sounds. I recognize familiar long vowel spelling patterns. I can decode words with common prefixes and suffixes. I can identify common prefixes and suffixes. I can decode words by breaking them into parts. I can recognize words with common spelling patterns (anchor words/word families). I can read words with irregular spelling patterns (rule breakers/dolch words) without having to sound them out.
I can use capital letters correctly. I can use punctuation correctly. I can use common spelling pattern when writing words.
I can ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading a text. I can recall who, what, where, when, why, and how to show understanding of details in a fictional text.
I can identify characteristics and recall details of stories (including fables and folktales from diverse cultures). I can determine the message, lesson, or moral of stories (including folktales and fables from diverse cultures).
I can identify characters in a story. I can describe how characters react to events and challenges in a story.
I can identify illustrations that support a story. I can explain how illustrations add meaning to the words in a story. I can use illustrations and words in a story to help me describe the characters, setting, or plot.