Academic Standard

Tennessee Diploma Project
English Language Arts
Grade range: 
Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.Conceptual StrandStudents will become educated members of society by gaining knowledge of themselves and others through the study of literature, thus becoming critical readers and lifelong learners. Guiding QuestionHow does the knowledge gained through the study of literature enable students to become critical readers and lifelong learners?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Explore and experience various literary genres.
Employ a variety of basic reading comprehension strategies.
Develop reading fluency and accuracy.
Identify basic literary elements.
Check For Understanding
Read picture books, alphabet and number books, rhyming books, storybooks, fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction text.
Distinguish between fiction/nonfiction and fantasy/reality.
Identify parts of a book (e.g., front cover and back cover, table of contents, index, glossary, title page, author, illustrator).
Make predictions about text.
Participate in the creation of graphic organizers.
Derive meaning while reading by employing the following strategies: Asking questions to clarify meaning. Participating in discussions. Predicting what will
Identify the characters, plot, and setting of a story.
Participate in shared reading and small group guided reading.
Read simple text containing familiar letter-sound correspondence and high frequency words.
Read orally with fluency and accuracy.