5 Steps to Confident Reading

We have developed an easy 5 step reading process to help students improve their reading comprehension skills.  The reading process is not content specific and students should practice the reading process in all subject areas. The 5 Steps to Confident Reading will strengthen their comprehension skills and improve their success in school.

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5 Steps to Confident Reading Step-By-Step Process

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

R1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
R2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
R3
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
R4
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
R5
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and large portions of the text relate to each other and the whole.
R6
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
R7
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
R8
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
R9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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