Benchmark Universe

Reading- Essential Learner Outcomes

Reading Literature and Informational Standards

1.    I can ask and answer questions about a text using details from a text. (RLK1) ( (RIK1) (

2.    I can retell a story in correct order using details. (RLK2) (

3.    I can identify the main topic and key details of a text. (RIK2) ( RIK8) (

4.    I can summarize by identifying the characters, setting, and major events in a story. (RLK3) (

5.    I can compare and contrast characters, individuals, events, and ideas in a text. (RIK3) ( (RLK9) (

6.    *I can ask and answer questions about words I don’t know by using a “fix it strategy”.  (RLK4) (RIK4) ( (

7.    *I can identify and explain the difference between fiction text, nonfiction text, and poetry. (RLK5) (

8.    *I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page. (RIK5), (

9.    *I can name the author and illustrator and their jobs. (RLK6) (RIK6) ( (

10.  I can use illustrations to help explain parts of a text. (RLK7) (

11.  I can compare and contrast two texts on the same topic. (RIK9) (


Reading Foundational Skills

1.    I can name all upper and lower case letters with their sounds. ( ( short and long vowel sounds)

2.    I can name and make rhyming words. (

3.    I can clap and count the syllables in a word. (

4.    I can make new words in a word family. (

5.    I can say the first, middle and last sound in a three letter word. (

6.    I can read my high frequency words. (

7.    I can read and answer questions about my leveled book. (

*ELOs that are done independently

    Your child's independent level will be determined by an Oral Reading Record, individual student-teacher conferences, and during small group reading. Students should be able to read 95% of the text independently, without instruction. Students will make the most progress in reading when given the opportunity to read independently at their individual reading level. 

Kindergarten Reading Links

Storyline Online