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Guiding Principles of Literacy Instruction:

  • Literacy propels independent thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and new literacies.
  • Standards-based and disciplinary literacy instruction accelerate student gains. 
  • Literacy is a fundamental part of instruction in all disciplines.
  • Teachers as adaptive experts have the most impact on student learning.
  • Evidence-based instructional approaches transform an emergent reader into a skilled reader and a lifelong learner.
  • Administrators are change agents and have the power to create and to support a culture of literacy.
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Standard Grade Area Description
2.RN.2.1

2

Reading Nonfiction

Ask and answer questions about the main idea and supporting facts and details in a text to confirm understanding.

2.RN.2.2

2

Reading Nonfiction

Identify the main idea of a multiparagraph text and the topic of each paragraph.

2.RN.2.3

2

Reading Nonfiction

Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, and steps in a process or procedure in a text.

2.RN.3.1

2

Reading Nonfiction

Use various text features (e.g., table of contents, index, headings, captions) to locate key facts or information and explain how they contribute to and clarify a text.

2.RN.3.2

2

Reading Nonfiction

Identify how a nonfiction text can be structured to compare and contrast, to describe a procedure, and to explain a cause and effect relationship.

2.RN.3.3

2

Reading Nonfiction

Identify what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe in the text.

2.RN.4.1

2

Reading Nonfiction

Describe how an author uses facts to support specific points in a text.

2.RN.4.2

2

Reading Nonfiction

Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

2.RV.2.1

2

Reading Vocabulary

Use context clues (e.g., words and sentence clues) and text features (e.g., table of contents, headings) to determine the meanings of unknown words.

2.RV.2.2

2

Reading Vocabulary

Identify relationships among words, including common synonyms and antonyms, and simple multiple-meaning words (e.g., change, duck).

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