Read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate fiction, script, poetry, and non-fiction from various cultures (including First Nations and Métis) and countries (including Canada) and explain reactions and connections to texts read.

Indicators for this outcome

Read orally and silently (e.g., 10 to 15 minutes) for enjoyment and information and move comfortably from oral to silent reading.


Select and use appropriate strategies (before, during, and after) to construct and confirm meaning when reading.


Understand and apply the suitable pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and other cues and conventions to construct and confirm meaning when reading.


Ask questions and support answers by connecting prior knowledge with literal information found in, and inferred from, texts including First Nations and Métis resources.


Identify the main idea and supporting details in informational text and extract appropriate and significant information.


Follow simple written multi-step instructions (e.g., how to assemble a product or play a board game) and functional and instructional messages in the environment (e.g., instructions, menus, invitations, announcements).


Comprehend the basic plots of traditional tales (including First Nations and Métis narratives), fairy tales, and fables from around the world, identify the common elements (e.g., characters, setting, problem/solution), and note and talk about author's content and craft.


Interpret poetry and infer main ideas, lessons, or morals in a variety of prose selections including First Nations and Métis texts.


Monitor for meaning and reread when meaning is not clear; read and reread just-right texts to increase fluency (80-110 wcpm orally; 120-170 silently) and comprehension.

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