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Reading

Description:
The Lord has given the directives to all Christians to study his Word diligently and tell all people about the Savior.
To carry out these directives our students must be able to read. In addition, reading is essential for all children to succeed in school and society. Because of the multi-faceted nature of reading, it is then one of the cornerstones of our school’s language arts program. Through reading instruction, students will acquire life-long skills for use in business and leisure time. 
 


Curriculum:

Kindergarten
Reading
Objectives:
 
The child will:
1.Use phonetic concepts to independently read words (vowel & consonant blends.)
2. Reproduce and name capital and lower case letters from memory in alphabetical and random order.
3. Develop an awareness of sounds in the initial & final position of words.
4. Recognize opposites (antonyms.)
5. Recognize rhyming words.
6. Create letter journals.
7. Recognize the difference between a title, a sentence, and word clusters.
8. Follow two oral directions.
9. Identify realism over fantasy.
10. Predict outcomes.
11. Demonstrate an awareness of time order and sequence events.
12. Identify the main character in the story.
13. Demonstrate proper book handling skills.
14. Read left to right, top to bottom, and from front to back.
15. Use critical thinking skills for problem solving- search magazines, newspapers, printed materials for specific letters, shapes or items.
16. Have an awareness of a variety of reading materials: safety signs and symbols.
17. Listen for important details.
18. Know when story is over.
19. Be able to tell a story from a picture and draw a picture to tell a story.
 
 
Grade 1
Reading
Objectives:
 
The child will:
1.Use phonetic concepts to independently read words (vowel & consonant blends.)
2. Use context clues, structural analysis, and pictures to decode words.
3. Identify & use vowel sounds in decoding unfamiliar words (long, short, digraphs, diphthongs.)
4. Have ability to use phonetic, syntactic, semantic cues to attack unfamiliar words.
5. Identify rhyming words.
6. Ability to clap to a rhythm.
7. Identify and use consonant sounds in the initial, medial, and final position to decode unfamiliar words.
8. Use consonant, blends, & vowels in decoding unfamiliar words.
9. Understand the meanings of sight words.
10. Use pictures and written words to give meaning to unfamiliar words.
11. Be able to keep a journal using words, sentences, drawings, and inventive spellings.
12. Be aware of the main idea of a passage.
13. Identify or create an appropriate title.
14. Follow two written direction.
15. Repeat important details from a story.
16. Be able to categorize.
17. Draw conclusions.
18. Understand alphabetical order to the second letter.
19. Recall on-task assignment.
20. Reading silently and aloud is enjoyable.
21. Recognize that there is a variety of types of literature.
22. Be able to identify setting, characters, problem, and solution.
23. Be able to read from left to right, top to bottom, and front to back.
24. Be able to choose books which interest you and which you can read.
25. Be able to tell fiction from nonfiction.
26. Be able to predict what will happen next.
 
 
Grade 2
Reading
Objectives:
 
The child will:
1. Be able to read aloud smoothly and expressively with proper phrasing.
2. Identify contractions & the words from which they are derived.
3. Divide words into syllables & arrive at approximate pronunciations.
4. Use context clues for meaning when words have multiple meanings.
5. Use common phonetic skills (blends, medial consonants, final digraphs, r-controlled vowels, silent e, double vowels & digraphs.
6. Compare and contrast basic elements of a story.
7. Retell events of a story in sequential order.
8. Follow three written directions.
9. Identify problem and solution in a story.
10. Alphabetize to the second letter.
11. Interpret information from simple maps and charts.
12. Use book parts and reference sources to obtain information: table of contents, dictionary.
13. Believe that sharing favorite stories and poems is fun.
14. Share reading experience by dramatizing or role-playing.
15. Use prefixes, suffixes and word endings (er, est)
16. Be able to read and enjoy different types of literature (realism, fantasy, nonfiction)
17. Use synonyms & antonyms.
18. Be able to read and use sight words.
19. Be able to choose books that interest you and you can read.
20. Be able to tell the main idea, sequence, and important details.
21. Be bale to predict outcomes and draw conclusions.


Grade 3
Reading
Objectives:
 
The child will:
1. Read according to the guidelines of American phonics.
2. Use expression while reading orally, and read out loud fluently.
3. Use context clues, structural analysis, & pictures to decode words.
4. Use phonetic, syntactic, and semantic cues to attack unfamiliar words.  
5. Use structural analysis in understanding & determining meaning (prefix, suffix, base word, compound words, contractions.)
6. Use glossary or dictionary to identify and break words into syllables.
7. Analyze words for prefixes (un,re, in), base words, & suffixes (ing, ed) & use in pronouncing new words.
8. Identify & form compound words & contractions.
9. Understand simple conjunctions.
10. Use structural analysis to figure out word meanings.
11. Follow three written directions.
12. Read silently.
13. Recognize supporting details.
14. Identify fact vs. opinion.
15. Restate the main idea of a passage.
16. Recall basic elements of a story.
17. Recognize author's purpose.
18. Inference feelings, attitudes, and reasoning of characters.
19. Summarize material read.
20. Be able to use opposites, rhyming words, synonyms, compound words, and common homonyms.
21. Discriminate appropriate sources of information.
22. Use a dictionary.
23. Use glossary, index, and encyclopedia.
24. Read Independently for pleasure.
 
 
Grade 4
Reading
Objectives:
 
The child will:
1. Read according to the guidelines of American phonics.
2. Use expression while reading out loud fluently.
3. Ability to use phonetic, syntactic, semantic cues to attack unfamiliar words, and determine meaning.
4. Use appropriate letter-sound, structural & contextual strategies, & dictionary skills to identify unknown words.
5. Understand figurative language, exaggeration, similes and metaphors
6. Be aware of basic text structures.
7. Identify and interpret figurative language.
8. State logical conclusions and predictions.
9. Be able to distinguish between fact and opinion and support answer.
10. Read and follow multi-step technical directions, predict next step and outcome, and draw conclusions.
11. Summarize material read.
12. Begin to construct a basic outline.
13. Discriminate appropriate sources of information.
14. Use a dictionary.
15. Interpret and analyze information from maps, charts, time lines, digraphs and graphs.
16. Use book parts to locate information: Table of Contents, Glossary, Index.
17. Select and use appropriate sources of information: dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, atlases, and almanacs.
18. Identify different types of literature.
19. Be able to identify, understand, and use synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms. 
20. Be able to explain and summarize setting, plot, characters, problem, main event and resolution of the problem
 

Grade 5
Reading
Objectives:
 
The child will:
1. Read according to the guidelines of American Phonics.
2. Use expression while reading orally
3. Recognize text structures: Cause/effect, time order, compare/contrast, and numerical order.
4. Draw logical conclusions - create generalizations based on information read.
5. Predict outcomes of various passages.
6. Identify and interpret persuasive passages.
7. Skim to find pertinent information.
8. Be able to skim and scan and identify topic, events in sequence, and specific details.
9. Be able to explain and summarize setting, plot, characters, problem, main event, and resolution of the problem.
10. Independently follow directions.
11. Organize and synthesize information into a report.
12. Utilize resource books and computerized reference material to gather information.
13. Demonstrates an ability to choose appropriate, God pleasing literature.
14. Summarize a reading.
 

Grade 6
Reading
Objectives
 
The child will:
1. Improve employment of the four permanent word identification skills: phonics, structural analysis, context clues, & dictionary skills.
2. Distinguish between the different literary elements: character, setting, plot, conflict, theme, point of view
3. Be able to read and enjoy literature (novels, fiction, nonfiction) and compare selections within a genre.
4. Be able to determine meaning of a word by context and use of a dictionary.
5. Be able to identify, understand, and use synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and all common suffixes and prefixes.
6. Skim, scan, study, and summarize a given selection.
7. Distinguish various techniques of characterization: description, actions, dialogue, etc.
8. Recall a process in sequential order.
9. Be able to define imagery, identify examples of imagery, and explain the impact and examples of imagery.
10. Be able to explain author’s attitude, theme, and other beliefs incorporated in fiction and nonfiction.
11. Independently follow directions.
12. Organize and synthesize information into a report.
13. Select and use appropriate mass media sources to gather information.
14. Demonstrates an ability to choose appropriate, God pleasing literature.
 

Grade 7
Reading
Objectives
 
The child will:
1. Improve employment of the four permanent word identification skills: phonics, structural analysis, context clues, & dictionary skills.
2. Recognize base root words & sounds from foreign origins.
3. Be able to determine meaning of a word with context, reference books, and word origins/structure (roots, affixes.)
4. Be able to define literary elements (setting, characterization, plot, theme, point of view)
5. Be able to define, locate, and evaluate literary devices.
6. Distinguish various techniques of characterization: description, actions, dialogue, etc.
7. Categorize events and characters in a story.
8. Evaluate actions of characters.
9. Identify and state the theme(s) in a short story and novel.
10. Skim, scan, study, and summarize a given selection.
11. Be able to read and understand flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism, imagery, personification and allusion.
12. Be able to identify, state, and react to the writers point of view and bias.
13. Demonstrate the use of appropriate strategies when reading a variety of material.
14.  Select and use appropriate mass media sources to gather information.
15. Demonstrate ability to choose appropriate, God-pleasing literature.
 
 
Grade 8
Reading
Objectives
 
The child will:
1. Improve employment of the four permanent word identification skills: phonics, structural analysis, context clues, & dictionary skills.
2. Be able to determine meaning of a word with context, reference books, and word origins/structure (roots, affixes.)
3. Skim, scan, study, and summarize a given selection.
4. Be able to read and understand mood, tone, flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism, imagery, personification and allusion.
5. Understand the relationship between words with common roots.
6. Understand meanings of Greek and Latin prefixes and suffixes.
7. Categorize events and characters in a story.
8. Evaluate actions of characters.
9. Identify and state the theme(s) in a short story and novel.
10. Follow the development of a plot.
11. Be able to describe, locate, and evaluate the use of mood and tone.
12. Compare viewpoints.
13. Identify and state the theme(s) in a short story and novel.
14. Be able to relate literature you read to self and the real world.
15. Evaluate literature and expositions in terms of Christian values.
16. Demonstrate the use of appropriate strategies when reading a variety of material.
17. Select and use appropriate mass media sources to gather information.
18. Be able to use different literary genres.
19. Demonstrates an ability to choose appropriate, God pleasing literature 
 

Teacher:
Miss Cassandra Grys





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