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By the end of Level 3, students will be able to:
  • understand conversations about familiar topics
  • understand present, past, and future tense
  • understand vocabulary about personal interests and familiar topics
  • understand main idea of topics and sub topics
  • understand and perform classroom tasks
  • understand subject area vocabulary in sentences
  • use phrases and simple sentences that are understood by teachers
  • give a simple oral report
  • tell opinions about simple subjects
  • form questions about a topic
  • give simple directions
  • summarize readings as assigned
  • understand subject area diagrams, graphs, and charts
  • understand main idea and supporting details
  • use visual elements to understand subject area texts
  • read to obtain information
  • understand simplified subject area texts
  • understand how text is organized
  • understand simple poetry
  • know the difference between a fact and an opinion in a text
  • compare and contrast ideas from a reading
  • retell the main idea of a subject area text
  • retell the sequence of events in a subject area text
  • critique a text and give specific examples
  • identify point of view
  • begin to understand that background knowledge helps to understand a text
  • begin to use a dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and index
  • read sentences with correct intonation
  • categorize simple ideas, thoughts, and concepts
  • read for pleasure
  • write topic sentences
  • write simple questions about a topic
  • write simple messages and directions
  • write a one to two point outline with sub points
  • write simple paragraphs with a topic sentence, body, and concluding sentence
  • write sentences that describe an object in many ways
  • take notes from a text or a presentation
  • spell assigned words correctly
  • find mistakes in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation in a paragraph