· Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
· By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
· Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
· Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
· Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
· Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Grades 3-4: Rubric
Score Point 1: An undeveloped response
Contains few or vague details
Is too brief to indicate sequencing of events
May be difficult to read and understand
Score Point 2: An underdeveloped narrative
Contains general, unelaborated and/or list-like details
Shows little evidence of sequencing of events
May be awkward and confusing
Score Point 3: A minimally-developed narrative with little expansion of key events and characters
Has little elaboration with more general than specific details
Shows some evidence of an organizational strategy with some sequencing of events
May be awkward in parts
Score Point 4: A somewhat-developed narrative with moderate expansion of key events and characters
Is adequately elaborated with a mix of general and specific details
Shows a satisfactory organizational strategy with satisfactory sequencing of events
May be somewhat fluent
Score Point 5: A developed narrative with mostly effective expansion of key events and characters
Is moderately well elaborated with mostly specific details
Shows generally strong organizational strategy and sequencing of events
May be moderately fluent
Score Point 6: A well-developed narrative expanding on key events and characters
Is fully elaborated with specific details
Shows strong organizational strategy and sequencing of events