|Literacy begins by immersing children in literacy-rich environments and fostering a love of language and reading. You can support young children’s emerging literacy skills by planning activities that involve discriminating sounds, identifying print, recognizing letters, developing a love of books, writing, and appreciation of the rhythm of language. These emergent skills will give the child a solid foundation to begin the reading process during this first year of school.|
Phonemic and Phonological Awareness
Creates Rhyming Words Orally and Recognizing Beginning Sounds.
Recognizes Word Parts that Do or Do Not Rhyme.
Identifies Words with the Same Beginning Sound and Words with the Same Ending Sound.
Orally Blends Sounds and Word Parts to Make Words.
Segments Words into Word Parts and Phonemes.
Orally Manipulates Phonemes (sounds) in Words and Word Parts.
Print Awareness and Vocabulary
Understands that Print Carries a Message.
Demonstrates Knowledge of the Elements of Print Within a Text.
Uses New Vocabulary Learned by Listening, Reading and Discussion.
Uses Structural Analysis and Context Clues to Determine Meanings of New Words.
Understands the Relationship Between Letters and Sounds and Can Identify All 26 Letters and Match Their Accompanying Sounds.
Uses Phonetic Skills to Blend and Decode Words.
Begins to Spell Words Correctly.
Develops Reading Fluency with Grade Level Texts.
Can Identify the Purpose of Reading.
Uses Background Knowledge and Other Strategies to Comprehend Text.
Uses and Understands a Variety of Texts.
Correctly Forms Each Letter of the Alphabet and Begins to Write Words and Sentences to Communicate.
Begins to Blend Pictures and Writing to Convey Stories and Organized Thoughts.
Writes in Different Forms and Genres.