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ELAR 2.6

Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses metacognitive skills to both develop and deepen comprehension of increasingly complex texts. The student is expected to:

  • (1) establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected texts;
    • (A) generate questions about text before, during, and after reading to deepen understanding and gain information;
    • (B) make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structures;
    • (C) create mental images to deepen understanding;
    • (D) make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society;
    • (E) make inferences and use evidence to support understanding;
    • (F) evaluate details read to determine key ideas;
    • (G) synthesize information to create new understanding; and
    • (H) monitor comprehension and make adjustments such as re-reading, using background knowledge, checking for visual cues, and asking questions when understanding breaks down.

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