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(a) Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent. (b) Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
(2) Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. (8) Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
(1) Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. (2) Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
(3) Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. (7) Use illustrations and details in a story to describe it's characters, setting, or events. (9) Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
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