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Fiction comprehension goals

The common core has a lot of standards for comprehension but I tend to focus my goals on the areas that most impact the students in the classroom and on passing reading assessments like the DRA. These are the standards I have found the most useful. If you have other standards that you use please let me know!

Answering literal questions about a text:

  • Kinder standard: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1
  • Kinder goal:  __________ will, with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text including what is happening in a picture and what’s wrong in a story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1
  • 1st grade standard:  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1
  • 1st grade goal: ________ will  answer questions about key details in a text they have heard such as what is happening and what is wrong in the story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1
  • 2nd grade standard: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1
  • 2nd grade goal: __________ will answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how about a story that he has listened to on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1
  • 3rd grade standard:  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1
  • 3rd grade goal: _________ will answer questions such as what the problem is, how it got solve, and who the main characters are to demonstrate understanding of a text on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1

Giving retells:

  • Please modify these based on what elements of a retell your student most needs to work on. Common elements are the events of the story (beginning, middle, end), the problem/solution, setting, and characters. Sometimes I write ” after reading a story at their level” for strong decoders, but sometimes I will write “after listening to a story” instead if the student is a weaker decoder.
  • Kinder standard: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2
  • Kinder goal: With prompting and support, _________ will tell two events that happened in  a story he has listened to on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2
  • 1st grade standard: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2
  • 1st grade goal: After listening to a story, ____________ will give  a story retell that includes key details like an event from the beginning, from the middle, and from the end of a story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2
  • 2nd grade standard: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2
  • 2nd grade goal: After listening to a story and given a copy of the story to look at, ________________ will recount the story including what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story as well as what the problem was and how it got solved on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2
  • 3rd grade standard: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
  • 3rd grade goal: After listening to a story and given a copy of the story to look at, ________________ will recount the story including what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story as well as what the problem was and how it got solved on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observationsCCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
  • 4th grade standard:  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
  • 4th grade goal: After reading a story at her level, _____________________________ will summarize the text including the main characters, the problem/solution in the story, and at least one main event from each section of the story (beginning/middle/end) on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
  • 5th grade standard: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
  • 5th grade goal: After reading a story at her level, _____________________________ will summarize the text including the main characters, the problem/solution in the story, and the main events from the story in order on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2

 

Higher level comprehension:

  • 3rd grade standard:  Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
  • 3rd grade goal: After reading a story at his level,  ___________________ will determine the central message, lesson, or moral of the story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
  • 4th grade standard: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
  • 4th grade goal: After reading a story at his level, ________________ will determine a theme from the story on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
  • 5th grade standard:  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
  • 5th grade goal: After reading a story at her level, _______________ will determine a  theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text on three of four opportunities as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
  • Where to find the goals: Reading literature, key ideas and details of literature

 

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