- Makes a transition from emergent to "real" reading.
- Reads aloud with accuracy and comprehension any text that is appropriately
designed for the first half of grade 1.
- Accurately decodes orthographically regular, one-syllable words
and nonsense words (e.g., sit, zot), using print-sound mappings to
sound out unknown words.
- Uses letter-sound correspondence knowledge to sound out unknown
words when reading text.
- Recognizes common, irregularly spelled words by sight (have, said,
- Has a reading vocabulary of 300 to 500 words, sight words, and easily
sounded- out words.
- Monitors own reading and self-corrects when an incorrectly identified
word does not fit with cues provided by the letters in the word or
the context surrounding the word.
- Reads and comprehends both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately
designed for grade level.
- Shows evidence of expanding language repertory, including increasing
appropriate use of standard more-formal language registers.
- Creates own written texts for others to read.
- Notices when difficulties are encountered in understanding text.
- Reads and understands simple written instructions.
- Predicts and justifies what will happen next in stories.
- Discusses prior knowledge of topics in expository texts.
- Discusses how, why, and what-if questions in sharing nonfiction
- Describes new information gained from texts in own words.
- Distinguishes whether simple sentences are incomplete or fail to
make sense; notices when simple texts fail to make sense.
- Can answer simple written comprehension questions based on material
- Can count the number of syllables in a word.
- Can blend or segment the phonemes of most one-syllable words.
- Spells correctly three- and four-letter short vowel words.
- Composes fairly readable first drafts using appropriate parts of
the writing process (some attention to planning, drafting, rereading
for meaning, and some self-correction).
- Uses invented spelling/phonics-based knowledge to spell independently,
- Shows spelling consciousness or sensitivity to conventional spelling.
- Uses basic punctuation and capitalization.
- Produces a variety of types of compositions (e.g., stories, descriptions,
journal entries), showing appropriate relationships between printed
text, illustrations, and other graphics.
- Engages in a variety of literary activities voluntarily (e.g., choosing
books and stories to read, writing a note to a friend).