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ELAR 4.7

Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student responds to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed. The student is expected to:

  • (1) describe personal connections to a variety of sources, including self-selected texts;
    • (A) write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing and contrasting ideas across a variety of sources;
    • (B) use text evidence to support an appropriate response;
    • (C) retell, paraphrase, or summarize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order;
    • (D) interact with sources in meaningful ways such as notetaking, annotating, freewriting, or illustrating;
    • (E) respond using newly acquired vocabulary as appropriate; and
    • (F) discuss specific ideas in the text that are important to the meaning.

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