General Reading Objectives

  • Students will read independently for information and pleasure to enrich their lives and to become literate members of society. 
  • Students will use decoding skills to effectively recognize and correctly pronounce grade-level words. 
  • Students will develop a broad foundation of vocabulary words. 
  • Students will develop strategies (auditory, visual, semantic and syntactic) to improve reading comprehension so they can interpret printed material across the curriculum. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret comprehension questions, maps, graphs, tables, graphic organizers, etc. and will write correct answers and/or summaries. 
  • Students will communicate their understanding of the written word through book reports, paragraphs, essays, art projects, power point presentations, and oral presentations.  
  • Students will relate story themes and/or expository articles to real situations in their personal lives and/or global concerns and will find new ways to solve these problems. 
  • Students will recognize and identify the elements of fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, poetry, science fiction, fairy tales, biographies, and tall tales. 
  • Students will discuss important events, character traits, story settings, and problem/solution elements in small groups. 
  • Students will use various resources to gather data for research projects and independent study. 
  • Students will integrate current technology in the learning experience. 
  • Students will read selections from different cultures and will develop an appreciation of each culture’s creative contribution to literature. 
  • Students will synthesize and critically analyze literature on literal and figurative levels.