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Model Standards - Life Skills Reading

Model Standards - Life Skills Reading

Life Skills Reading

Model Standards Reading Skill

Test Forms

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

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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              

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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              

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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                    

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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                    

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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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