4 Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.
select, independently, texts appropriate to their interests and learning needs
read widely and experience a variety of childrens literature with an emphasis in genre and authors
use pictures and illustrations, word structures, and text features (e.g., table of contents, headings and sub-headings, glossaries, indices, structures of narrative and different types of expository texts, key ideas, and margin notes) to locate topics and obtain or verify their understanding of information
use and integrate the pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, and graphophonic cueing systems (including context clues; word order; structural analysis to identify roots, prefixes, and suffixes) and a variety of strategies to construct meaning; use a dictionary to determine word meaning in context