Concepts About Print:
- Understand that printed materials provide information.
- Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
- Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.
- Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.
- Distinguish letters from words.
- Say rhyming words in response to an oral prompt.
- Recognize a series of words that have the same beginning sound.
- Blend sounds orally to form words.
- Segment words heard orally into separate sounds.
- Orally manipulate phonemes in words by omitting, adding and substituting sounds to form new words (e.g., man, can, and Dan).
- Blend consonant-vowel-consonant sounds aloud to make words.
- Recognize and name all capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- Read high frequency words by sight.
- Participate in reading of familiar text.
- Read a familiar text independently.
- Take initiative to self-select books.
- Investigate picture books, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, poems, legends, etc.
- Identify the use of different text forms, such as magazines, notes, lists, letters, and storybooks.
- Discuss prior knowledge of topic.
- Use learning aids (e.g., KWL, webs, graphic organizers, and technology).
- Retell a story pointing to words in a book.
- Use pictures and text to make predictions about what will happen next.
- Relate text to personal experiences.
- Dramatize, retell, or dictate what has been learned.
- Respond appropriately to questions about the text.
- Discuss and draw pictures to portray characters, settings, and events in stories.
- Compare and contrast a variety of literary works (e.g., fiction and non-fiction stories, poetry, and nursery rhymes).
- Recognize the style of various authors/illustrators.
- Describe the similarities and differences among multiple versions of the same story.
- Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction.
- Write first and last name using correct upper and lowercase letters.
- Use developmental spelling to construct words.
- Use developmental spelling to construct sentences of three or more words.
- Experiment with basic components of writing (e.g., capital letters, punctuation, and directionality).
- Communicate information through graphic aids or developmental writing.
- Experiment with different forms of writing (e.g., lists, notes, stories, and letters).
- Begin to brainstorm to gather information.
- Use various approaches to write a story (e.g., pictures, scribbles, and letter approximations).
- Attempt to write text that is related to the picture.
- Maintain focus when communicating ideas.
- Recall recent events.
- Relay needs with appropriate language.
- Respond using complete sentences.
- Convey events in logical order.
- Attempt to use new vocabulary.
- Complete a 2-3 step task based on oral instruction.
- Show interest in listening to and discussing storybooks.
- Relate response to personal experiences.
- Ask and answer questions related to the story or topic.
- Make statements related to the discussion topic, as appropriate.