Reading 1

Book 1 – Product Labels

•  Locate information on food, drug, and household product labels.
•  Comprehend information from product labels and print materials about them.
•  Apply information from product labels and charts to specific situations.

Book 2 – Housing

•  Locate information in print materials associated with housing.
•  Comprehend information in print materials associated with housing.
•  Apply information from these kinds of materials to specific situations.

Book 3 – Community Services

•  Interpret words from print materials about services for individuals and families.
•  Interpret statements used in these kinds of materials.
•  Apply information from these kinds of materials to specific situations.

Book 4 – Looking for Work

•  Interpret want ads and other sources of information about jobs.
•  Infer information from want ads, job descriptions, and other job search materials.
•  Interpret words and statements from application forms, resumes, etc.

Book 5 – Food and Home

•  Find basic information embedded in instructions for using products, preparing foods, and completing household projects.
•  Interpret statements in instructions about sequence and choices.
•  Apply information from a set of instructions to a specific situation.

Book 6 – Personal Health

•  Recognize the meaning of key terms used to discuss health and medical issues.
•  Interpret statements about health in terms of causes, effects, and contributing factors.
•  Apply information about health to specific situations.

Book 7 – Advertising

•  Interpret information in print ads and product information.
•  Locate and identify information in print warranties, guarantees, and service contracts.
•  Interpret information from these kinds of print materials.

Book 8 – Home Safety

•  Draw inferences about home security from brief news accounts.
•  Determine the main point of a short passage about factors contributing to home security.
•  Draw inferences from passages about factors contributing to home safety.

Book 9 – Travel

•  Locate and pull information from mileage charts, schedules, local maps, and materials with basic travel information.
•  Locate and pull information from building guides, road maps, and street maps.
•  Apply information from any of these materials to specific situations.

Book 10 – Reference Materials and Resources

•  Locate information in dictionaries and encyclopedias.
•  Locate information in reference systems within books (the index, table of contents, glossary, bibliography, and appendix).
•  Find information about sources from library catalogs and guides to periodicals.

Book 11 – Credit

•  Recognize stated or implied relationships in print materials about consumer credit.
•  Find and interpret information from disclosure charts monthly statements, and other credit-related documents.
•  Apply information from credit documents to specific situations.

Book 12 – Forms

•  Locate the place on a form for specific information and recognize when specific information is not required.
•  Understand words, terms, or statements on a form from the context.
•  Interpret information from a completed form.

Book 13 – Human Behavior

•  Interpret passages from articles that generalize about human behavior.
•  Interpret statements about remedies or suggestions from articles about human behavior.
•  Compare information and generalize from case studies of human behavior.

Book 14 – Accidents

•  Interpret cause and effect relationships in articles about common accidents.
•  Draw or recognize inferences concerning prevention.
•  Apply information about accident prevention and remedies to specific situations.

Book 15 – Personal Safety

•  Recognize the main idea in a passage about personal safety.
•  Recognize the main idea in charts, graphs, and paragraphs with statistics about personal safety.
•  Interpret relevant or supporting details from passages, charts, and graphs on personal safety.

Book 16 – General Interest Articles

•  Define difficult or unfamiliar words in paragraphs from definitions, examples, or contrasting statements.
•  Recognize points of comparison and contrast in descriptions of categories of people or things.
•  Define difficult or unfamiliar words from the larger context of a passage.

Book 17 – General Interest Articles

•  Recognize the point of view and the voices within a newspaper article.
•  Rephrase the “problem” and the “solution” that are the main points of an opinion piece.
•  Restate the support an author provides for his/her main point in an opinion piece.

Book 18 – News Articles and Opinion Pieces

•  Draw inferences from the details within an anecdote, fable, or extended example.
•  Identify details that support an interpretation of an anecdote, fable, or short article.
•  Draw inferences from an anecdote, fable, or short article taken as a whole.

Book 19 – News Articles and Opinion Pieces

•  Distinguish statements of facts from statements of opinions in articles that quote several sources.
•  Interpret a statement about cause, effect, or consequences.
•  Identify the main point of an argument in a short article and identify supporting points.

Book 20 – Consumer Articles Fraud and Scams

•  Find or infer the main idea in articles about frauds, scams, and consumer issues.
•  Locate and restate specific information in these kinds of articles.
•  Apply information to specific situations.

Book 21 – Fiction

•  Identify details about characters in a story.
•  Identify details about when and where a scene takes place.
•  Identify details about what happens in a scene.

Book 22 – Fiction, Biographies, and Autobiographies

•  Identify characteristics of the narrator and point of view from a specific passage.
•  Rephrase or restate what the narrator shows or tells the reader.
•  Draw inferences from what the narrator does and does not say, from the narrator’s tone, and from the narrator’s style.

Book 23 – Fiction

•  Infer information about characters and situations in a story.
•  Infer information about characters and events from dialogue.
•  Recognize details from a scene that support statements about characters, events, and relationships.

Book 24 – Fiction and Nonfiction

•  Distinguish between literal and figurative language.
•  Recognize metaphor, simile, and literal comparisons.
•  Infer meaning from passages that use figurative language.

Book 25 – Fiction and Nonfiction

•  Restate what is being compared in a figurative comparison.
•  State the main idea of a passage containing a figurative comparison.
•  Infer meaning from passages with figurative comparisons.

Book 26 – Fiction

•  Find relevant details about a character, scene, or situation.
•  Infer relationships among characters and situations.
•  Define difficult words, terms, or symbols from the context.

Book 27 – Fiction

•  Identify basic features of a work in terms of the tone, style, and voices within it.
•  Compare and contrast characters and scenes.
•  Restate ideas directly stated or implied in a scene.

Book 28 – Fiction and Nonfiction – Review

•  Analyze passages in terms of narrator, character, dialogue, action, setting, tone, and style.

Reading 2

Book 1 – Literature: Main Idea, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Idioms.

•  Identify main ideas in a passage.
•  Identify supporting details.
•  Define words from context.
•  Interpret figurative language.
•  Distinguish abstract from concrete language.

Book 2 – Literature: Main Idea, Inference, and Details.

•  Identify unstated main ideas.
•  Identify supporting ideas.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Identify a writer’s emphasis
•  Summarize plot and meaning.

Book 3 – Literature: Author’s Motives, Literary, Humor and Dialect

•  Analyze writers’ motives and methods.
•  Distinguish fact from opinion.
•  Identify cause and effect.
•  Compare and contrast ideas.
•  Summarize.

Book 4 – Literature: Style and Tone, Characterization

•  Analyze writers’ purposes.
•  Derive meaning from characterization.
•  Derive meaning from style and tone.
•  Recognize how rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, and repetition contribute to meaning.

Book 5 – Maps, Charts, Graphs

•  Identify kinds of maps.
•  Find information from maps.
•  Find information from charts and graphs.
•  Interpret information from charts, graphs, and maps.

Book 6 – Science I:  Ecology, Adaptation

•  Find main ideas.
•  Use context clues to interpret information.
•  Identify causes and effects.
•  Draw inferences.

Book 7 – Science II: Cell Theory, Genetics, and Heredity

•  Find main ideas.
•  Interpret visual materials.
•  Read for detail.
•  Compare and contrast information.
•  Identify sequences.

Book 8 – Science III: Geology

•  Interpret information from visual materials.
•  Read for detail.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Find unstated main ideas.
•  Recognize causes and effects.
•  Use context clues to define terms.
•  Distinguish fact from opinion.

Book 9 – Science IV: Atmosphere, Climate, Solar System

•  Find main ideas.
•  Draw inferences and conclusions.
•  Summarize written material.
•  Use context clues to define terms.
•  Read for detail.
•  Identify sequences.
•  Identify causes and effects.
•  Compare and contrast.

Book 10 – Science V: Atoms, Nuclear Energy, Periodic Table

•  Find main ideas.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Compare and contrast.
•  Identify cause and effect.
•  Interpret models.
•  Identify sequences.

Book 11 – Science VI: Electricity, Magnetism, Matter, Motion

•  Find main ideas.
•  Use context clues to define terms.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Compare and contrast.
•  Identify sequences.
•  Distinguish fact from theory and hypothesis.

Book 12 – Social Studies I:  US History: 1492-1789

•  Interpret graphs and charts.
•  Identify sequences.
•  Recognize causes and effects.
•  Use context clues.
•  Distinguish fact from opinion.
•  Determine the relative importance of events.

Book 13 – Social Studies II:  US History: 1790-1864

•  Interpret visual material.
•  Identify sequences.
•  Determine causes and effects.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Compare and contrast situations/events.

Book 14 – Social Studies III:  US History: 1865-1930

•  Draw inferences.
•  Determine the relative importance of information.
•  Identify causes and effects.
•  Distinguish fact from opinion.
•  Interpret visual material.
•  Determine sequence.

Book 15 – Social Studies IV:  US History: 1930-1945

•  Find main ideas.
•  Determine causes and effects.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Recognize differing points of view.

Book 16 – Social Studies V:  US History: Post World War II

•  Determine meaning from context.
•  Draw inferences.
•  Identify causes and effects.
•  Determine the relative importance of events.
•  Organize material according to time sequence.

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