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Middle-Schoolers and High-Schoolers continue to mature in their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The following list provides the typical benchmarks to look for in your student.

Middle-schoolers and high-schoolers

  • Keep expanding vocabulary and reading more complex texts
  • Analyze how characters develop, interact with each other, and advance the plot
  • Determine themes and analyze how they develop over the course of the text
  • Use evidence from the text to support analysis of the text
  • Identify imagery and symbolism in the text
  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas from the text
  • Understand satire, sarcasm, irony, and understatement