Curriculum Ladders for Reading 2-5 – For the Teachers

Reading 2-5

For use in classrooms using 2nd-5th grade level curriculum

Word Meaning: Word Origins, Word Relationships, and Semantics:

Use Letters, Syllables, Affixes and Roots:

Use Antonyms, Synonyms, Homographs, and Word Nuances:

Use Context Clues:

Literary Concepts: Main Ideas, Details, and Inferences:

Identify Main Ideas or Details, Summarize, and Locate Information:

Draw Conclusions, Infer, and Make Predictions:

Identify and Analyze Characterization, Plot, and Setting:

Literacy Concepts: Purpose, Structure, and Devices:

Analyze Author’s Purpose, Style, and Viewpoint:

Analyze Structure and Genre:

Identify and Interpret Literary Devices and Figurative Language:

 Informational Concepts: Main Ideas, Details, and Inferences

Identify Main Ideas of Details, Summarize, and Locate Information:

Distinguish Fact and Opinion, Draw Conclusions, Infer and Make Predictions:

Follow Directions, Identify Sequence, and Use Visuals:

 Informational Concepts: Purpose, Structure, and Argument

Analyze Author’s Purpose and Viewpoint:

Analyze Structure and Genre:

Analyze Author’s Argument and Credibility:

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8 thoughts on “Curriculum Ladders for Reading 2-5

  • October 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Hi, When will the ELA Ladders be ?

    • October 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Within the next few weeks, hopefully.

  • December 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Are these available and I am not seeing them?

  • January 6, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    What is the status of the ELA ladders? The ones on here seem to be out of date or unorganized?

  • December 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Hello. We are using MAP Reading 2-5. Are the ladders above the correct ladders for that MAP Assessment. I was confused when I saw the comment above with the link to the must recent language ladders.
    Thank you

    • December 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      These are the correct ladders. Sorry for any confusion.


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