Reading K-3 vs. 4-12
Reading 4-12

  • Extend "sight vocabulary" to unfamiliar words in increasingly challenging text

  • Learning meanings of thousands of new words - vocabulary expansion

  • Increasingly detailed knowledge of text structures and genres

  • Expansion of content knowledge in many domains

  • Thinking and reasoning skills increase

  • Reading-specific, comprehension strategies become more complex and self-regulated use must develop

  • Motivation and interest for broad and deep reading must be maintained or acquired