Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

a - Hold books in upright position, turn pages sequentially, recognize correct orientation (top to bottom, left to right)

Literacy

17 - Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

a - Uses and appreciates books

4 - Orients book correctly; turns pages from front of the book to the back; recognizes familiar books by their covers

Language and Literacy

U - Demonstrating knowledge about books

2 - Child holds a book right-side up, turns the pages, and looks at them.

Literacy

4 - Early Reading - Book Knowledge and Appreciation

Children demonstrate an understanding and appreciation that books and other forms of print have a purpose.

c - Handle and care for books in a respectful manner.

Literacy

6 - Early Reading - Print Awareness and Concepts

Children demonstrate an interest in recognizing the association between spoken and written words by following print as it is read aloud.

a - Explore and investigate books and other forms of print.

Literacy

6 - Early Reading - Print Awareness and Concepts

Children demonstrate an interest in recognizing the association between spoken and written words by following print as it is read aloud.

c - Show an increasing awareness of how books are organized.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Recognizes how books are read, such as front-to-back and one page at a time, and recognizes basic characteristics, such as title, author, and illustrator.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Understands conventions, such as print moves from left to right and top to bottom of a page.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

b - Recognize print in the environment

Literacy

17 - Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

b - Uses print concepts

2 - Shows understanding that text is meaningful and can be read

Language and Literacy

W - Reading

3 - Child calls attention to print.

Literacy

3 - Early Reading - Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

Children demonstrate an interest in learning letters and the combination of letter sounds with letter symbols

d - Begin to associate sounds with written words.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, oneís name, words, and familiar logos and signs.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

c - Recognize that printed material conveys meaning and connects to the readerís world

Literacy

17 - Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

b - Uses print concepts

2 - Shows understanding that text is meaningful and can be read

Language and Literacy

U - Demonstrating knowledge about books

5 - Child points to the words in a book or follows a line of text while telling or reading the story.

Literacy

6 - Early Reading - Print Awareness and Concepts

Children demonstrate an interest in recognizing the association between spoken and written words by following print as it is read aloud.

a - Explore and investigate books and other forms of print.

Literacy

6 - Early Reading - Print Awareness and Concepts

Children demonstrate an interest in recognizing the association between spoken and written words by following print as it is read aloud.

c - Show an increasing awareness of how books are organized.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Understands that print conveys meaning.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

d - Use and interpret illustrations to gain meaning

Literacy

18 - Comprehends and responds to books and other texts

b - Uses emergent reading skills

2 - Pretends to read a familiar book, treating each page as a separate unit; names and describes what is on each page, using pictures as cues

Language and Literacy

W - Reading

2 - Child says what a picture or symbol represents.

Literacy

5 - Early Reading - Comprehension

Children demonstrate an interest in understanding that spoken and written words have meaning.

c - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a story.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Asks and answers questions and makes comments about print materials.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

e - Make predictions based on illustrations or portions of story or text

Literacy

18 - Comprehends and responds to books and other texts

a - Interacts during read-alouds and book conversations

6 - Identifies story-related problems, events, and resolutions during conversations with an adult

Language and Literacy

U - Demonstrating knowledge about books

4 - Looking at the pictures in a book, child tells the story or makes up a story related to the pictures.

Literacy

4 - Early Reading - Book Knowledge and Appreciation

Children demonstrate an understanding and appreciation that books and other forms of print have a purpose.

a - Attempt to read or tell a story and guess what happens next.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Asks and answers questions and makes comments about print materials.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

1 - Print conveys meaning

f - Generate a picture or written response to a read-aloud that identifies the who or what of the story or text

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

No Match

Literacy

5 - Early Reading - Comprehension

Children demonstrate an interest in understanding that spoken and written words have meaning.

c - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a story.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Asks and answers questions and makes comments about print materials.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Book Appreciation and Knowledge: The interest in books and their characteristics, and the ability to understand and get meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.

Retells stories or information from books through conversation, artistic works, creative movement, or drama.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

2 - Symbol, object, and letter recognition is a fundamental of reading and requires accuracy and speed

a - Recognize own name in print

Literacy

17 - Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

b - Uses print concepts

6 - Shows awareness of various features of print: letters, words, spaces, upper- and lowercase letters, some punctuation

Language and Literacy

W - Reading

4 - Child recognizes a written word.

Literacy

3 - Early Reading - Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

Children demonstrate an interest in learning letters and the combination of letter sounds with letter symbols

e - Recognize and generate rhymes.

Literacy

6 - Early Reading - Print Awareness and Concepts

Children demonstrate an interest in recognizing the association between spoken and written words by following print as it is read aloud.

e - Recognize own name in print

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, oneís name, words, and familiar logos and signs.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

2 - Symbol, object, and letter recognition is a fundamental of reading and requires accuracy and speed

b - Recognize the names of a minimum of 10 letters of the alphabet, specifically letters in own name

Literacy

16 - Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet

a - Identifies and names letters

4 - Recognizes as many as 10 letters, especially those in own name

Language and Literacy

V - Using letter names and sounds

4 - Child names 10 or more letters over time.

Literacy

6 - Early Reading - Print Awareness and Concepts

Children demonstrate an interest in recognizing the association between spoken and written words by following print as it is read aloud.

d - Recognize some letters and words captured in books and in the environment.

Literacy

7 - Early Reading - Alphabet Knowledge

Children demonstrate and interest in recognizing that symbols are associated with letters of the alphabetand that they form words.

a - Know the names of some letters and words

Literacy

7 - Early Reading - Alphabet Knowledge

Children demonstrate and interest in recognizing that symbols are associated with letters of the alphabetand that they form words.

b - Identify some letters in print

Literacy

7 - Early Reading - Alphabet Knowledge

Children demonstrate and interest in recognizing that symbols are associated with letters of the alphabetand that they form words.

c - Know the names of most letters in own name.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, oneís name, words, and familiar logos and signs.

Reading and Writing

Reading for All Purposes

2 - Symbol, object, and letter recognition is a fundamental of reading and requires accuracy and speed

c - Begin to name familiar objects, colors, letters, and numbers rapidly and in random order

Language

9 - Uses language to express thoughts and needs

a - Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

6 - Describes and tells the use of many familiar items

No Match

Language Development and Communication

3 - Speaking and Communicating

Children will use verbal and non-verbal language to express and communicate information.

a - Communicate needs or thoughts through nonverbal gestures, actions, expressions and words. Participate in communication around a topic.

Literacy Knowledge & Skills

Print Concepts & Conventions: The concepts about print and early decoding (identifying letter-sound relationships).

Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, oneís name, words, and familiar logos and signs.