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    • Café Focus AreaInstructional StrategiesSuccess CriteriaI can:CommentsComprehension(I understand what I read)Check for understanding 1.3,1.4stop often and ask myself who and what the text is about go back and re-read if I don’t know who and what the text is aboutUse main idea, and supporting details to determine importance 1.4,1.7(do this before summarizing)tell in my own words the most important idea the author is saying (may be stated or inferred)use details form the text to support the main idea Summarize text 1.4,1.5(factual)tell all of the important parts in a shorter wayuse key words or phrases from the text to support my thinkingMake a picture or mental image 1.3visualize what I’ve read using details in the text and what I already knowput myself in the text to better understand the what I have readlook back at the pictures in my mind to make sense of what I have readUse prior knowledge to connect with text 1.6,1.3think about experiences I’ve had like this think about books that I have read like thisuse experiences and books to help me better understand the textAsk questions while reading 1.3ask myself questions before, during and after I read a textask questions to keep what I’ve read clear in my mindanswer questions I have asked to be sure I understandRetell the story 1.4(story)tell only the important parts of a text (hit the highlights)include the main characters, setting, problem(s) and solution from a storyRecognize literary elements 2.1 identify the genreidentify the charactersidentify the plot (problem, main events and solution)tell where and when the story took place (may include mood)tell the message or meaning of the textuse all of these elements to understand what I readInfer and support with evidence 1.5(using my mind)use everything I already know and clues from what I have read so far (pictures, words) to figure out details that the author hasn’t told mebe a detective – clues + schema (what I know) = inference Predict what will happen; use text to confirm 1.3use what I already know about a topic and details from the text (words or pictures) to make reasonable statements about what I might read in a textcheck if my statements match the textUse text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features) 2.3look at all parts of the text and the way it is written to make sense of the informationnotice when words are written differently and understand whyDetermine and analyze author’s purpose and support with text 1.2,1.8,1.9,2.4identify why the author wrote this piece (to persuade, to inform, to entertain, etc.)use evidence from the text to support my thinkingRecognize and explain cause-and-effect relationships 1.8understand that events happen (effect) and why they happen (cause)look for key words that tell what happened and why (because, if, then, since, so, therefore, as a result of)infer the cause of something if it is not statedBack-up and re-read 1.3go back and read the words again if it is not making sense to mere-read slowly to pay attention and make meaning of the words Monitor and fix-up 1.3ask myself while I am reading “Does this make sense?”use 2 fix-up strategies (eg: summarize text, go back and read slowly, read more text to see if it makes sense, or skim and scan) before I ask for helpCompare and contrast within and between text(s) 1.6understand new ideas more completely by telling how they compare and contrastcompare 2 or more things by telling how they are alike and different contrast 2 or more things by telling how they are differentAccuracy(I can read the words)Cross-checking 1.3, 3.2read the picturesstop when I don’t understand what I am saying (the word doesn’t make sense in this sentence)say the word by breaking it down into letters and chunksask myself: Does it look right? (Do the letters match my sounds?)ask myself: Does it sound right? (Does it sound like talking?)ask myself: Does it make sense? Chunk letters and sounds together 3.2find chunks that I know when I am reading an unfamiliar word look for little words in big wordsUse the images 1.3use the images to help me figure out the wordsuse the images to help me understand the meaning of the textSkip the word, then come back 3.2skip a word I don’t know and read to the end of the sentencere-read the sentence again trying the first letters of the skipped wordFlip the sound 3.2ask myself if the word sounds righttry different short/soft and long/hard sounds until the word makes senseask if the letter can make a different soundBlend sounds, Stretch and re-read 3.2listen for a word I might have heard before as I blend the sounds togetherre-read and say the sounds closer togetherUse beginning and ending sounds 3.2look to the end of the word to figure out the wordmake sure the sounds I make match the beginning and ending letters of the wordmake sure the word makes sense in the sentenceFluency(I can read accurately, with expression, and can understand what I read)Adjust and apply different reading rates to match text 3.3read with different speeds based on my purpose for readingread in first gear to memorizeread in second gear to learnread in third gear for enjoymentread in fourth gear to skim and scan for informationRead good fit books 1.1choose books independentlyhave a reason for choosing a book choose a book that interests mechoose a book I can understand choose a book with words I can read (5 finger rule)Reread text 1.3have a good fit bookreread the words until it sounds smooth reread the words until it sounds like talkingreread the words until I say all the words correctlyUse punctuation 3.2read in phrases like I speakuse punctuation to help me know when to pause or emphasize wordsuse the phrases to help me understand what I readPractice common sight words and high frequency words 3.1know that some words do not follow a rule or pattern and need to be memorizedknow that some small words are in almost all booksVoracious reading 1.1, 2.2read everydaya variety of materials (different genres)Expand Vocabulary(I know, find, and use interesting words)Voracious reading 2.3read new books everyday to learn new wordsTune into interesting words choose a good fit book find interesting words in new texts to discover the meaning ofkeep a personal dictionary of my interesting wordsUse pictures, illustrations and diagrams 1.3use pictures to help me understand the meaning of unfamiliar wordsmatch what I think the word means to the image in the textUse word parts to determine the meaning of words 3.2look at word parts and see how it changes the meaning of the word (eg: un, dis, ly)define the word part and how it affects the meaning of the word Use dictionaries, thesauruses and glossaries as tools 3.3look up a word in a dictionary, thesaurus or glossaryUse prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning 1.3use other words or phrases in a sentence to make meaning of unfamiliar wordsadd what I already know to these words and phrases to make meaningAsk someone to define the word for you 3.3ask a peer to tell me or confirm the meaning when I have tried all other strategies