*I can tell the difference between long and short vowels when reading one-syllable words.
*I can match vowel teams to the spelling sounds they make.
*I can decode two-syllable words with long vowels.
*I can decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
*I can identify words that do not follow common spelling patterns.
*I can recognize and read irregularly spelled words.
*I can read on-level text and show understanding of what was read.
*I can read text fluently with changes in my voice, timing, and expression.
*I can identify my word errors by correcting myself.
*I can ask & answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to show understanding of key details in a text.
*I can recount/retell stories, including fables and folktales, from diverse cultures.
*I can determine the central message, lesson, or more of stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures.
*I can describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
*I can describe how words and phrases (regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
*I can describe the structure of a story (how the beginning introduces the story & the ending concludes the action).
*I can acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters (speaking in a different voice for each character).
*I can use the information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
*I can compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (different authors/cultures).
*I can read and understand literature at or above grade level.
*I can ask & answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions in informational text.
*I can identify the main topic of a paragraph & of a multi-paragraph text.
*I can explain a series of events in order.
*I can analyze a set of directions to see if they are in order.
*I can determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
*I can use text features to locate information quickly.
*I can explain why the author wrote a text.
*I can explain how an image helps me understand the text.
*I can describe the author's thinking for giving specific details/reasons in a text.
*I can compare and contrast the key points on a topic using two texts.
*I can read and comprehend informational texts at or above grade level.