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Resources aligned to the old Literacy Level 04 v3 which addresses content in the new Literacy Level 02 v4


Oral Expression and Listening

Measurement Topic: LI.02.211 Discussions contribute and expand on the ideas of self and others Capacity Matrix LI.02.211

LI. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences. (CAS: 2.1.1.a) (CCSS: SL.2.4)

LI. Use content-specific vocabulary to ask questions and provide information (CAS: 2.1.1.f)

Measurement Topic: LI.02.212 New information can be learned and better dialogue created by listening actively Capacity Matrix LI.02.212

LI. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). (CAS: 2.1.2.a.i) (CCSS: SL.2.1a)

LI. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. (CAS: 2.1.2.a.ii) (CCSS: SL.2.1b)

LI. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion. (CAS: 2.1.2.a.iii) (CCSS: SL.2.1c)

LI. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. (CAS: 2.1.2.b) (CCSS: SL.2.2)

LI. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. (CAS: 2.1.2.c) (CCSS: SL.2.3)

Reading for All Purposes

Measurement Topic: LI.02.221 Fluent reading depends on specific skills and approaches to understanding strategies when reading literary text Capacity Matrix LI.02.221

LI. Demonstrate use of self-monitoring comprehension strategies: rereading, checking context clues, predicting, questioning, clarifying, activating schema/background knowledge to construct meaning and draw inferences (CAS: 2.2.1.a.i)

LI. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. (CAS: 2.2.1.a.ii) (CCSS: RL.2.1)

LI. Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. (CAS: 2.2.1.a.iii) (CCSS: RL.2.2)

LI. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. (CAS: 2.2.1.a.iv) (CCSS: RL.2.3)

LI. Read high-frequency words with accuracy and speed (CAS: 2.2.1.b.ii)

LI. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. (CAS: 2.2.1.b.iii) (CCSS: RL.2.5)

LI. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud. (CAS: 2.2.1.b.iv) (CCSS: RL.2.6)

LI. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.(CAS: 2.2.1.c.i) (CCSS: RL.2.7)

LI. Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. (CAS: 2.2.1.c.ii) (CCSS: RL.2.9)

Measurement Topic: LI.02.222 Fluent reading depends on specific skills and approaches to understanding strategies when reading informational text Capacity Matrix LI.02.222

LI. Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. (CAS: 2.2.2.a.ii) (CCSS: RI.2.2)

LI. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. (CAS: 2.2.2.a.iii) (CCSS: RI.2.3)

LI. Summarize the main idea using relevant and significant detail in a variety of texts read or read aloud (CAS: 2.2.2.a.iv)

LI. Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently. (CAS: 2.2.2.b.ii) (CCSS: RI.2.5)

LI. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. (CAS: 2.2.2.b.iii) (CCSS: RI.2.6)

LI. Read text to perform a specific task (such as follow a recipe, play a game) (CAS: 2.2.2.b.iv)

LI. Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text. (CAS: 2.2.2.c.i) (CCSS: RI.2.7)

LI. Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text. (CAS: 2.2.2.c.ii) (CCSS: RI.2.8)

Measurement Topic: LI.02.223 Decoding words with accuracy depends on knowledge of complex spelling patterns and morphology Capacity Matrix LI.02.223

LI. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words. (CAS: 2.2.3.a.i) (CCSS: RF.2.3a)

LI. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams. (CAS: 2.2.3.a.ii) (CCSS: RF.2.3b)

LI. Read multisyllabic words accurately and fluently (CAS: 2.2.3.a.iii)

LI. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels. (CAS: 2.2.3.a.iv) (CCSS: RF.2.3c)

LI. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes. (CAS: 2.2.3.a.v) (CCSS: RF.2.3d)

LI. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. (CAS: 2.2.3.b.i) (CCSS: RF.2.4a)

LI. Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression. (CAS: 2.2.3.b.ii) (CCSS: RF.2.4b)

LI. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. (CAS: 2.2.3.b.iii) (CCSS: RF.2.4c)

LI. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. (CAS: 2.2.3.c.i) (CCSS: L.2.4a)

LI. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell). (CAS: 2.2.3.c.ii) (CCSS: L.2.4b)

LI. Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., addition, additional). (CAS: 2.2.3.c.iii) (CCSS: L.2.4c)

LI. Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark). (CAS: 2.2.3.c.iv) (CCSS: L.2.4d)

Writing and Composition

Measurement Topic: LI.02.231 Exploring the writing process helps to plan and draft a variety of literary genres Capacity Matrix LI.02.231

LI. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. (CAS: 2.3.1.b) (CCSS: W.2.3)

LI. Organize ideas using pictures, graphic organizers, or story maps (CAS: 2.3.1.c)

LI. Write with precise nouns, active verbs, and descriptive adjectives (CAS: 2.3.1.e)

Measurement Topic: LI.02.232 Exploring the writing process helps to plan and draft a variety of simple informational texts Capacity Matrix LI.02.232

LI. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. (CAS: 2.3.2.a) (CCSS: W.2.2)

LI. Write letters and "how-to’s" (procedures, directions, recipes) that follow a logical order and appropriate format (CAS: 2.3.2.b)

LI. Organize informational texts using main ideas and specific supporting details (CAS: 2.3.2.c)

LI. Organize ideas using a variety of pictures, graphic organizers or bulleted lists (CAS: 2.3.2.d)

LI. Use relevant details when responding in writing to questions about texts (CAS: 2.3.2.e)

LI. Apply appropriate transition words to writing (CAS: 2.3.2.g)

Measurement Topic: LI.02.233 Appropriate spelling, capitalization, grammar, and punctuation are used and applied when writing Capacity Matrix LI.02.233

LI. Apply accurate subject-verb agreement while writing (

LI. Vary sentence beginning (CAS: 2.3.3.a.viii)

LI. Spell high-frequency words correctly (CAS: 2.3.3.a.ix)

LI. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. (CAS: 2.3.3.b.i) (CCSS: L.2.2a)

LI. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters. (CAS: 2.3.3.b.ii) (CCSS: L.2.2b)

LI. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives. (CAS: 2.3.3.b.iii) (CCSS: L.2.2c)

LI. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. (CAS: 2.3.3.c) (CCSS: W.2.5)

Research and Reasoning

Measurement Topic: LI.02.241 Reference materials help us locate information and answer questions Capacity Matrix LI.02.241

LI. Identify a variety of resources and the information they might contain (dictionary, trade book, library databases, Internet web page) (CAS: 2.4.1.a)

LI. Identify a specific question and gather information for purposeful investigation and inquiry (CAS: 2.4.1.b)

LI. Use text features to locate, interpret, and use information (table of contents, illustrations, diagrams, headings, bold type) (CAS:2.4.1.c)

LI. Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. (CAS: 2.4.1.e) (CCSS: W.2.8)

Measurement Topic: LI.02.242 Questions are essential to analyze and evaluate the quality of thinking Capacity Matrix LI.02.242

LI. Acknowledge the need to treat all viewpoints fair-mindedly (CAS: 2.4.2.a.ii)