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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).
(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.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
(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.
(1.2.a) Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words. (1.3.c) Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
(C) Use common, proper, and possessive nouns. (E) Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
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