Ready, set, school! Wondering what reading skills your child should have by the end of their respective grade? Refer to the grade-by-grade guide below, based on the Illinois’ common core standards.
By the end of 7th grade your child should be able to:
|Analyze how elements of a story interact||Analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a verse or stanza||Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure contributes to its meaning||Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal with a historical portrayal of the same time period|
|Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text||Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text||Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound||Analyze how two authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information|
By eighth grade your child should be able to:
|Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script||Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works||Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development||Analyze how a text makes connections and distinctions among and between individuals, ideas, or events|
|Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text||Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a topic||Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound||Analyze two or more texts on the same topic that provide conflicting information|
By ninth/tenth grade your child should be able to:
|Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences from the text||Provide objective summaries of texts||Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text||Analyze how the structure of a text, order of events, and manipulation of time create mystery, tension, or surprise|
|Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the US||Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums||Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work||Analyze seminal US documents of historical and literary significance|
All standards have been reported from the Illinois State Board of Education. Additional standards are expected that have not been stated above. If you are concerned with your child’s reading skills, seek the guidance of a neuropsychologist who can help refer you to the appropriate support system.
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