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Early learning standards

Language Arts

1st-graders are rated on their ability to retell a passage of text they read or had read to them; alphabetize items by the first letter; use context clues to derive word meaning; interpret figurative language; distinguish fact from opinion; distinguish fact from fantasy; define the major characteristics of significant forms of literature; identify the character, setting, plot and theme in text; compare and contrast the treatment of different cultures.