4 Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.
4.1 select, with growing independence, texts appropriate to their interests and learning needs
4.2 read widely and experience a variety of children's literature with an emphasis in genre and authors
4.3 use pictures and illustrations, word structures, and text features (e.g., table of contents, headings and subheadings, glossaries, structures of narrative and expository texts, key ideas, margin notes) to locate topics and obtain or verify their understanding of information
4.4 use and integrate the pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, and graphophonic cueing systems (including context clues; word order; suffixes, compound words, contractions, and singular and plural words) and a variety of strategies to construct meaning