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Reading Skills By Grade (7-10)

Reading Skills: A Grade by Grade Guide (7-10)

Ready, set, school! Wondering what reading skills your child should have by the end of their respective grade? Refer to the grade-by-grade guide below, based on the Illinois’ common core standards.

By the end of 7th grade your child should be able to:

Analyze how elements of a story interactAnalyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a verse or stanzaAnalyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaningCompare and contrast a fictional portrayal with a historical portrayal of the same time period
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a textAnalyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a textTrace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is soundAnalyze how two authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information

By eighth grade your child should be able to:

Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or scriptAnalyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious worksDetermine a central idea of a text and analyze its developmentAnalyze how a text makes connections and distinctions among and between individuals, ideas, or events
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a textEvaluate advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a topicDelineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is soundAnalyze two or more texts on the same topic that provide conflicting information

By ninth/tenth grade your child should be able to:

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences from the textProvide objective summaries of textsAnalyze how complex characters develop over the course of a textAnalyze how the structure of a text, order of events, and manipulation of time create mystery, tension, or surprise
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the USAnalyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediumsAnalyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific workAnalyze seminal US documents of historical and literary significance

All standards have been reported from the Illinois State Board of Education. Additional standards are expected that have not been stated above. If you are concerned with your child’s reading skills, seek the guidance of a neuropsychologist who can help refer you to the appropriate support system.

NSPT offers services in BucktownEvanstonHighland ParkLincolnwoodGlenview and Des Plaines. If you have questions or concerns about your child, we would love to help! Give us a call at (877) 486-4140 and speak to one of our Family Child Advocates today!

Reading Skills By Grade (4-6)

Reading Skills: A Grade by Grade Guide (4-6)

The new school year is upon us! Do you wonder what reading skills your child should have by the end of his or her respective grade? Refer to the grade-by-grade guide below, based on the Illinois’ common core standards.

Reading Skills By Grade:

By Fourth Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:

determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in textdescribe a character, setting, or event in depthexplain major differences between poems, drama, and prosecompare and contrast points of view
read and comprehend stories, dramas, and poetryexplain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in historical, scientific, or technical textsdetermine meaning of academic and domain-specific words or phrasesdescribe text structures (problem/solution, cause/effect, comparison, chronology)
interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and use it to understand textintegrate information from two texts in order to write or speak about the topic knowledgeablyaccurately read unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context or out of contextread on-level text with purpose and understanding

By Fifth Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:

quote accurately from text when explaining explicit information vs inferencescompare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or eventsdetermine meanings of words and phrases, including figurative languageexplain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide an overall text structure
compare and contrast stories in the same genredetermine two or more main ideas of a text, explain how they are supported by key details, and summarize the textdraw on information from multiple print or digital sources to answer questions or solve problems efficientlyread on-level with purpose and understanding

By Sixth Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:

determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through detailsdescribe how a story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes and how characters responds or changeexplain how an author develops the point of view of the narratorcompare and contrast experience of reading a story/drama/poem with listening to or viewing audio, video, or live version
analyze how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a textdetermine meaning of words and phrases, including figurative, connotative, and technical meaningsintegrate information presented in different media or formats and in words to develop understanding of a topic/issueread and comprehend literary nonfiction

All standards have been reported from the Illinois State Board of Education. Additional standards are expected that have not been stated above. If you are concerned with your child’s reading skills, seek the guidance of a neuropsychologist who can help refer you to the appropriate support system.

NSPT offers services in BucktownEvanstonHighland ParkLincolnwoodGlenview and Des Plaines. If you have questions or concerns about your child, we would love to help! Give us a call at (877) 486-4140 and speak to one of our Family Child Advocates today!

Reading Skills: A Grade by Grade Guide (K-3)

Reading Skills: A Grade by Grade Guide (K-3)

Believe it or not, the new school year is almost here! Are you wondering what reading skills your child should have by the end of his respective grade? Refer to the grade-by-grade guide below, based on the Illinois’ common core standards.

A Grade by Grade Guide to Reading Skills:

In Kindergarten Your Child Should Be Able To:

retell familiar storiesask and answer questions about stories (with support)identify parts of a book (covers and title page)demonstrate understanding of features of print
recognize and name all upper and lower case lettersrecognize and produce rhyming wordsdemonstrate letter-sound correspondencesegment syllables
isolate and pronounce sounds in wordsread common high frequency wordsread emergent reader textsfollow words left to right, top to bottom, page to page

In First Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:

describe characters, settings, and main events in storiesidentify main topic and recall key detailsdecode two syllable wordsask and answer questions about text
explain major differences between books that tell stories and those that give informationidentify similarities and differences between two texts on the same topicrecognize features of a sentence (capitalization, first word, ending punctuation)decode regularly spelled one-syllable words and irregularly spelled words

In Second Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:

describe how characters respond to major eventsdescribe overall structure of a storycompare and contrast two or more versions of the same storydecode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels
decode words with common prefixes and suffixesidentify main idea of multiparagraph textread and comprehend informational textsdetermine meaning of words and phrases in an age-appropriate reading

 

In Third Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:

retell stories, fables, folktales, and mythsexplain how details support the main ideadistinguish literal from nonliteral languagedecode multisyllabic words
compare and contrast books in a seriescompare and contrast two texts on the same topicread and comprehend informational texts of different subject areasdistinguish own point of view

All standards have been reported from the Illinois State Board of Education. Additional standards are expected that have not been stated above. If you are concerned with your child’s reading skills, seek the guidance of a neuropsychologist who can help refer you to the appropriate support system.

NSPT offers services in BucktownEvanstonHighland ParkLincolnwoodGlenview and Des Plaines. If you have questions or concerns about your child, we would love to help! Give us a call at (877) 486-4140 and speak to one of our Family Child Advocates today!