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3rd Grade 4th Grade

Thinking Works to solve new words Recognizes and learns the

within the Remembers multiple events meaning of new vocabulary
text in a story Understands that events build on
Self monitors understanding one another in a text
and ask questions when Remembers multiple events in a
meaning is lost story, understanding it has
Notices information from multiple characters and cold have
illustrations or graphics multiple plots
Remembers tory details of Summarizes orally or in writing,
time and place including important information
Identifies problem/solutions
Understand character
development by noticing their
attributes and actions
Builds meaning across several

Thinking Examine the writers word Understands text structure

about the choice including description, sequence,
text Distinguish own point of view compare/contrast, cause/effect,
from the authors and problem/solution
Notice how the writer has Examines writers word choice
organized informational texts Analyzes author's characteristics
in categories ways of writing-character, plot,
Recognize the genre of the style
text and use it to form Discusses the difference between
expectations narrative and other structures
Identify sensory words and Discusses how layout contributes
phrases in stories or poems to meaning and effectives of
Understand a biography as fiction/nonfiction texts
the story of a persons life Identifies internal and external
Recognize and discuss conflicts
aspect of narrative structure, Recognizes multiple points of
beginning, series of events, view
high point of the story, ending Recognizes arguments and
Notice the way writer make persuasion
characters seem real Finds the theme of a story or
Recognize moral lesson in a poem and compares with others

Thinking Compare and contrast Uses prior knowledge to help

beyond information on a topic identify new knowledge
the text Describes the relationship Compares/contracts new
between a series of events, knowledge
steps, or ideas that include Interprets graphics
language related to time, Draws inferences by referring to
sequence, or cause and effect specific details and examples
Compare and contrast Uses memory of multiple texts
character traits or actions, and uses them as resources for
story settings, themes, or making connections
plants of two or more stories Discusses information provided in
Identifies narrators/authors section titles, headings, and
point of view subheadings to predict
Supports thinking beyond the information provided
text with specific evidence Forms question and searches for
based on personal experience answers while listening and
or evidence from the text discussing text
Explain the mood of Interprets the writer's message or
illustrations theme
Hypothesis the significance of
events in a story