1. Students read a
wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of
texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the
world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands
of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these
texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to
build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical,
ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.
apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate,
and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their
interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word
meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and
their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter
correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g.,
conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a
variety of audiences and for different purposes.
employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different
writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g.,
spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and
genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and
questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and
synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print
texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that
suit their purpose and audience.
use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g.,
libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and
synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use,
patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic
regions, and social roles.
11. Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own
purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange