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Model Standards - Employability Reading

Model Standards - Employability Reading

Employability Reading

 

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Model Standards Reading Skill

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Beginning - Low
Relate phonological sounds to letters and clusters of letters (sound/symbol correspondence)                    
Recognize basic sight words

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Interpret sentences using vocabulary and structures previously learned orally

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Beginning – High
Interpret isolated words and phrases in familiar contexts (traffic signs, store ads, fast food menus)

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Interpret terms on simplified forms (personal identification, school registration, checks, change of address)

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Scan for numerical information – e.g., the time a store opens – and other specific information in simple life-skill materials related to immediate needs (ads, schedules, signs, forms)

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Use strategies such as predicting or phonics decoding to interpret new words in familiar contexts                    
Read and demonstrate understanding of short, simplified narrative paragraphs on familiar topics containing previously learned vocabulary and sentence patterns

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Identify the sequence of a simple narrative passage                    
Intermediate – Low
Interpret simplified short narrative and descriptive passages on familiar topics    

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Interpret simple narrative and descriptive passages on unfamiliar topics if material includes visuals or other aids that orient students to the passages        

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Scan for specific information in simple life-skill materials (ads, schedules, signs, forms) related to immediate needs    

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Predict meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary in material rich in contextual clues    

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Interpret newspaper headlines on familiar topics                    
Interpret abbreviations for words previously learned in context of specific topics – e.g., employment, housing    

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Intermediate – High
Interpret simple authentic materials on familiar topics (newspaper articles on current events, social letters, public information notices)    

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Identify the main idea of a paragraph on a familiar topic            

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Guess the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary and phrases from context    

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Find information that requires drawing from different sections of a reading passage    

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Draw meaning from passages by using syntactic clues, such as pronoun references                    
Identify relationships within a passage by using syntactic clues, such as transitional words, e.g., "therefore"                    
Advanced – Low
Interpret both authentic and edited materials, such as prose fiction, on familiar subjects                    
Identify main ideas and supporting details or examples from familiar material            

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Guess meaning from context by analyzing words’ prefixes and suffixes                    
Make inferences        

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Summarize reading passages                    
Advanced – High
Read authentic printed material and prose on familiar topics    

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Read short stories and other recreational literature                    
Interpret main ideas and key points from technical material in students’ own fields of interest                    
Apply appropriate reading strategies for understanding content on unfamiliar topics or technical information      

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Use syntactic clues to interpret the meanings of complex sentences or new vocabulary                    
Analyze an author’s point of view by making inferences                    
React personally to reading materials by making judgements or prioritizing values, for example                    

This correlation reflects the application of basic skills from Beginning Low through Advanced High levels.

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