Illinois Learning Standards
Stage B - English Language Arts
English Language Arts Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage.Example: 1A.B is aligned to standard 1A, stage B (second grade). Sample student work, when available, follows the assessment.
Read items on a restaurant menu and identify samples of foods that have to be cooked before they can be eaten, applying all of the following word analysis and vocabulary skills.
- 1B.B - The Best Poster Activity
After reading to find information to respond to questions about a given topic, prepare a poster that displays the facts and details from the readings.
- 1C.B - Say It Like a Character
Retell a story by role-playing a characters part and describe that characters feelings and actions.
- 2A.B - Compare and Chart the Stories
Develop the same story element description for two different versions of a story and compare them.
- 2B.B - That Reminds Me
Interpret how a story characters problem is similar to a personal life experience.
- 3A.B - Write a Description
Compose simple sentences for a pictures description.
- 3B.B - Writing Portfolio Sample from
the Author's Chair
Create and read aloud a draft of a written piece from the authors chair and use the questions raised by the audience to revise the piece.
- 3C.B - Create a Poem
Write three simple, rhymed poems and read them with rhythm.
- 4A.B - Read Me a Story and Check My Listening
Listen to a reading of a classic childrens story.
- 4B.B - Show and Tell Speeches
Speak for two to three minutes about an object such as a pet or a toy.
- 5A.B - Look What I Found Out
Generate researchable questions about something observed on a field trip, locate information and write answers to the questions.
- 5B.B - Search and Draw
Research two questions on a science topic and draw a picture, and explain how it answers both questions.
- 5C.B - Field Trip Report
Deliver an oral report that communicates what was learned on a field trip.