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Yellow to White.

 

Each student is given a reading level from IRLA and in class we are working to increase our reading levels. My goal is for everyone to increase at least one reading level by the end of the year. We need to be able to know certain sounds and/or sight words as well as be able to comprehend what we are reading at the level we are at in order to increase to the next reading level. You can help your student by going over these sounds and/sight words with them (this doesn't have to be everyday, you can go over it as little to as much as you like-we will also be going over them in class). Below are the sounds and/or sight words for each reading level. Your student should know their reading level so you can ask them what color they are on.

 

1-3 Yellow

I can know the letter sounds for: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t ,v, w, z

 

1 Green

I can know the letter sounds for: b, c, c* (the other sound it can make is /s/), d, f, g, g* (the other sound it can make is /j/, h, i, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z

 

I can read the following sight words ("power words"): a, all, am, an, and, are, at, be, big, can, can't, come, do, down, for, get, go, had, has, have, he, here, I, in, is, it, like, little, live, look, lots, love, me, my, no, of, on, one, said, see, she, that, to, up, want, was, we, went, what, where, who, why, will, with, yes, you

 

2 Green

 

I can know the following blends: br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, wr, bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, tw, ch, sh, th, wh

 

I can read the following contractions: can't, didn't, couldn't, it's, I'll. we're, don't, wasn't, shouldn't, he's, we'll, you're, won't, aren't, wouldn't, she's, you'll, they're

 

I can read the following number words: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, zero

 

I can read the following sight words ("power words"):  about, animal, as, boy, but, by, came, could, day, did, does, eat, from, fun, gave, girl, give, goes, going, good, got, happy, her, him, his, home, house, how, if, into, jump, make, many, new, not, now, off, oh, or, our, out, over, play, put, ran, saw, says, so, some, stop, take, them, them, these, too, under, were, when, would, your

 

I can read the days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, week

 

I can read the following colors: red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange, blue, white, brown, black

 

I can read the following words about family members: mom, dad, sister, grandfather, aunt, baby, mother, father, brother, grandmother, uncle, family

 

I can read the following direction words: over, under, around, inside, through across, above, outside

 

1 Blue

 

I can use the following words to figure out new words such as: my-->by--> fly; this-->miss--> kiss; like-->bike--> Mike; will-->fill--> still; out--shout--> about

 

I can use the final "e" rule such as: hop-->hope; plan--> plane; cut-->cute; pet-->Pete; Time--> time

 

I can use "r" chunks such as: -ar (ex. car), -er (ex. her), -ir (ex. girl), -or (ex. for), -ur (ex. purple)

 

I can read the following sight words ("power words"):

   am, ham, clam, cramp, camper

   an, fan, Stan, plank, planet

   at, rat, flat, chats, patted

   get, pet, Bret, frets, petal

   ten, den, glen, blend, center

   will, fill, chill, spills, silly

   in, fin, grin, print, inches

   it, pit, spit, twitch, kitchen

   not, dot, plot, spots, bottle

   but, cut, shut, crutch, butter

   jump, bump, clump, pumps, trumpet

 

I can read "power words" with long vowels and final "e":

   came, name, blame, framed, named

   make, wake, shake, brakes, faking

   like, bike, spike, hikes, biking

   time, dime, grime, crimes, chimed

   write, bite, spite, kites, invite

   those, once, chose, closed, suppose

   over, wove, stove, cloves, clover

 

I can read "power words" with long vowel "teams":

   rain, pail, train, chains, draining

   day, way clay, trays, crayon

   eat, sea, flea, bleach, beagle

   see, fee, tree, queen, degree

   boat, road, croak, groans, coaster

   blue, Sue, true, glued, argue

 

I can read "power words" that have tricky vowels:

   too, zoo, shoot, hoops, moody

   look, book, stood, hooks, hooded

   know, row, grow, known, willow

   down, wow, plow, crowd, powder

 

2 Blue

 

I can use the following comprehension strategies:

 

 

I can read the following "power chunk" vowel patterns: ten, eat, boat, rain, see, day, her, girl, car, purple

 

I can use what I know about vowel patterns to figure out the following inflectional endings: mending, tender, teaching, bleacher, loaded, coaching, gained, grainy, needy, beetle, mayor, staying, germs, winner, chirps, dirty, starts, sharpest, return, further

 

I can use what I know about vowel patterns to figure out the following compound words: mailmen, earmuff, railroad, brainstorm, sheepdog, hayride, herself, birdbath, barnyard, turnpike

 

I can figure out the following words by using the first short vowel: hopped, apple, wrapper, dinner, paddle, buddy, hobby, written, summer, pepper

 

I can figure out the following words by using the first long vowel: hoped, table, paper, diner, cradle, Rudy, bony, biting, tuner, steeper

 

I can use what I know about all of the "power chunks" to figure out the following words: energy, disappear, unloaded, remaining, sleepier, holiday, personal, thirster, apartment, surrounded

 

1 Red

 

I can use the following comprehension strategies:

I can use these beginnings: shr-, thr-, spr-, spl-, scr-, str-, squ-, sch-

 

I can use these suffixes: -s/-es, -ed, -ie, -est, -ing, -y, -er, -ly

 

I can know those vowel teams:

   au    naughty

   ay    enjoyed

   ai    choice

   ei    weight

   ew    newspaper

 

I can use different sounds for these vowel teams:

   ea        heaven, greasier

   ie         fireflies, emptied

   y          bakery,  butterfly

   ow       snowiest, downstairs

   ou       outstanding, couldn't

   oo       understood, droopier

 

I can use these beginnings:

   kn-    knotted

   gn-    gnawing

   wr-    wrench

   ph-    phony

 

I can use these suffixes:

   -ier        easier, funnier

   -iest      easiest, funniest

   -ily         easily, happily

 

I can be flexible with vowel sounds (try different sounds until I recognize the word) such as:

   Abraham, electric, icicle, opener, universe, vacation, decided, finally, potato, Jupiter

   America, example, important, octopus, umpire, valentine, several, history, probably, underline

 

I can try different vowel sounds until I get the word for following:

   superman, different, principal, beginner, bicycle, mystery, triangle, possible, Africa

 

I can be able to use the following prefixes:

   un-        unsweetened, unpleasant

   re-         recharge, replay

   mis-       misbehave, misunderstand

 

I can be able to use these suffixes:

   -ful        tasteful, thoughtful

   -able     reasonable, washable

   -tion      celebration, imagination

 

I can be flexible when decoding 3 or more syllables in the following words:

   nation, national, divide, division, electric, electrician, educate, educational

 

 

2 Red

 

I can use the following comprehension strategies:

 

I can read words that have a tricky i that says e like the following words:

   radio, stadium, experience, appreciate, appreciation

 

I can read words that have a tricky i that says i like the following words:

   scientist, reminder, biography, divided, excitement

 

I can read words that have a tricky vowel split like the following words:

   create, piano, museum, diagram, graduate

 

I can read words that have a tricky y that says e like the following words:

   celebrity, democracy, envy, personality, nationality

 

I can read words that have a tricky y that says i like the following words:

   simplify, notify, apply, identity, multiply

 

I can read words where the tricky consonants si says sh like the following words:

   television, decision, explosion, conclusion, permission

 

I can read words where the tricky consonants ci says sh like the following words:

   artificial, commercial, official, racial, appreciate

 

I can read words where the tricky consonant s says sh/zh like the following words:

   sure, sugar, measure, treasure, pleasure

 

I can read words where the tricky consonant t says tch like the following words:

   future, creature, fracture, nature, capture

 

I can read words where the tricky consonant c says s (soft c) like the following words:

   celebrate, certain, introduce, Pacific, medicine

 

I can read words where the tricky consonants ch says k like the following words:

   schools, scholarship, character, stomach, headache

 

I can read and understand words with the prefix un- (meaning not) like in the following words:

   uncover, unable, untangle, unequal, unripe

 

I can read and understand words with the prefix re- (meaning again or back) like in the following words:

   reread, recycle, repay, remodel, renew

 

I can read and understand words with the prefix mis- (meaning ill or wrong) like in the following words:

   misjudge, misspell, mistreat, mismatch, misbehave

 

I can read and understand words with the suffix -ful (meaning full of) like in the following words:

   careful, colorful, graceful, thoughtful, beautiful

 

I can read and understand words with the suffix -able (meaning capable of or able to) like in the following words:

   dependable, breakable, predictable, lovable, acceptable

 

I can read and understand words with the suffix -ation (meaning action or process of) like in the following words:

   separation, fascination, multiplication, refrigeration, celebration

 

 

White

I can use the following comprehension strategies:

I can be able to define and give examples of the following in literature:

   fiction, genre, traditional tale, folktale, culture, myth, fairy tale, fable, legend, drama, scene, dialogue, setting, plot, sequence of events, chronological order, theme, moral, central message, author's purpose, conflict, resolution, connections, similar, narrator, point of view, 1st person, 3rd person, character, poetry, stanza, rhythm

 

I can be able to define and give examples of the following in informational texts:

   nonfiction, history, social studies, science, text, fact vs. opinion, text features, index, table of contents, glossary, introduction, conclusion, graphic features, visual organizers, timeline, diagram, chart, graph, text summary, main topic, main idea, key details, support, evidence

 

I can be able to define and give examples of the following in language:

   literary vocabulary, everyday speech, multiple meanings, literal vs. nonliteral, technical vocabulary, subject area, phrase, paragraph, context clues, context, synonym, antonym, prefix, suffix, root, closed syllable, open syllable, punctuation, unfamiliar, substitute, fluency, rate, expression, oral reading

 

I can use the following prefixes to figure out the meaning of words:

   un-, re-, mis-, dis-, non-, over-, under-, im-, in-, il- ir-

 

I can use the following suffixes to figure out the meaning of words:

   -able, -tion, -sion, -en, -like, -ant, -ent, -ment, -less, -ful