Reading - Information Text

The Fundamentals of Reading (Nonfiction) for South Carolina ELA Standards:

  • Integrate an information (cueing) system that includes meaning (semantics), structure (syntax), visual (graphophonic), and pragmatics (schematic) to make meaning from text.
  • Gain understanding by applying reading strategies of monitoring, searching, confirming, cross-checking, rereading, and self-correcting.
  • Employ comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading text using schema, annotating, questioning, visualizing, drawing inferences, determining importance, summarizing, and synthesizing.
  • Use metacognition to monitor meaning and adjust strategies while reading.
  • Notice and analyze the styles and techniques authors use to help readers construct meaning.
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The Fundamentals of Reading (Nonfiction) for South Carolina ELA Standards:

  • Integrate an information (cueing) system that includes meaning (semantics), structure (syntax), visual (graphophonic), and pragmatics (schematic) to make meaning from text.
  • Gain understanding by applying reading strategies of monitoring, searching, confirming, cross-checking, rereading, and self-correcting.
  • Employ comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading text using schema, annotating, questioning, visualizing, drawing inferences, determining importance, summarizing, and synthesizing.
  • Use metacognition to monitor meaning and adjust strategies while reading.
  • Notice and analyze the styles and techniques authors use to help readers construct meaning.
Mama Phonics - Teacher Resources
Mama Phonics - Teacher Resources

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An Early Printing Press | National Book Month

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Johannes Gutenberg | National Book Month
Johannes Gutenberg | National Book Month

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Medieval Book Cover | National Book Month
Medieval Book Cover | National Book Month

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14th Century Hymnal | National Book Month
14th Century Hymnal | National Book Month

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13th Century Prayer Book | National Book Month
13th Century Prayer Book | National Book Month

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14th Century Prayer Book - National Book Month
14th Century Prayer Book - National Book Month

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Page from the Book of Kells | National Book Month
Page from the Book of Kells | National Book Month

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