Read for Information and Understanding: Students learn to connect what they are reading to their own knowledge, select and use relevant information to write a summary, and identify the main idea or theme.
Read for Critical Analysis and Evaluation: Students recognize that an author’s bias may influence the reader’s opinion, to share their own reactions with others. They also learn to make inferences and support what they think with relevant references.
Read for Aesthetic and Personal Response: Students study techniques used by authors including powerful language (imagery, rhythm, sentence structure, word choice) and literary devices (alliteration, flashback, humor, onomatopoeia, personification, and simile). They look at some text in the historical context.
Read Strategically: Student practice surveying text to identify what it is about, making predictions, and asking questions as they read, adjusting their speed by slowing down when they don’t understand. They apply knowledge of root words, prefixes, suffixes, antonyms, idioms, and words with multiple meanings to make sense of what they read.