• 4.1.1 – Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth. - Distinguish between what is real and what is not real - Request and choose materials related to personal interests - Read, view, and listen to a variety of fiction and nonfiction for enjoyment and information - Begin to recognize that different genres require different reading, listening, or viewing strategies

    4.1.2 – Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading. - Read widely from multicultural texts in various genres to find out about self and the surrounding world - Predict what will happen next in a story - Draw conclusions about main idea of a story - Compare and contrast characters in two different stories or plots in two stories by the same author - Retell a story using their own words and pictures

    4.1.3 – Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres. - Express feelings about characters and events in a story - Make connections between literature and their own experiences - Write about or orally share reactions to imaginative stories and performances - Retell stories using the correct sequence of events - Identify plot, characters, times, and places in a story - Discuss favorite books and authors

    4.1.4 – Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres. - Routinely select picture, fiction, and information books; try some books in other genres (poetry, fairy tales) - Select information in various formats and genres based on suggestions from teacher or SLMS on a personal interest - Select some books at the appropriate reading level, other books to be read aloud, and other more challenging books of particular interest for browsing and enjoyment - Explain personal criteria for selecting a particular resource

    4.1.5 – Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience. - Prior to reading a book, gain background knowledge about the author or subject by discussing it with a friend, teacher, or parent - Demonstrate comprehension of stories read independently or shared aloud - Develop criteria for deciding if a book matches interests and reading levels - Find and read (or be read) books that match interests and comprehension levels Key Dispositions

    4.2.2 – Demonstrate motivation by seeking information to answer personal questions and interests, trying a variety of formats and genres, and displaying a willingness to go beyond academic requirements.

    4.2.4 – Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing an interest in various genres. Key Responsibilities 4.3.2 – Recognize that resources are created for a variety of purposes.