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ELD Standards: Grades K-2

Reading Comprehension

ELD Levels
ELD Standards
Instructional Strategies
Beginning
Respond orally to stories read aloud, using physical actions and other means of nonverbal communication (e.g., matching objects, pointing to an answer, drawing pictures).
 
Respond orally to stories read aloud, giving one or two word responses (e.g., "brown bear") to factual comprehension questions.
 
Draw pictures from one's own experience related to a story or topic (e.g., community in social studies).
 
Understand and follow simple one-step directions for classroom activities.
 
Identify, using key words or pictures, the basic sequence of events in stories read aloud.
 
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Early Intermediate
Respond orally to simple stories read aloud, using phrases or simple sentences to answer factual comprehension questions.
 
Draw and label pictures related to a story or topic or one's own experience.
 
Understand and follow simple two-step directions for classroom activities.
 
Orally identify, using key words or phrases, the basic sequence of events in text read aloud.
 
Draw logical inferences from a story read aloud.

Intermediate
Read stories and respond orally in simple sentences to factual comprehension questions about the stories.
 
While reading aloud in a group. point out basic text features, such as the title, table of contents, and chapter headings.
 
Draw inferences about stories read aloud and use simple phrases or sentences to communicate the inferences.
 
Write captions or phrases for drawings related to a story.
 
Understand and follow some multiple-step directions for classroom-related activities.
 

Early Advanced
Read text and use detailed sentences to identify orally the main idea and use the idea to draw inferences about the text.
 
Read stories and orally respond to them by answering factual comprehension questions about cause-and-effect relationships.
 
Write a brief summary (three or four complete sentences) of a story.
 
Read and use basic text features, such as the title, table of contents, and chapter headings.
 
Read stories and texts from content areas and respond orally to them by restating facts and details to clarify ideas.
 

Advanced

Prepare an oral or a written summary by using various comprehension strategies (e.g., generate and respond to questions, draw inferences, compare information from several sources) with literature and content area texts.

Locate and use text features, such as the title, table of contents, chapter headings, diagrams, and index.

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