Print Concepts

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.


  • Follow words form left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 

  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print. 

  • Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


Phonological Awareness

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)


  1. Recognize and produce rhyming words. 

  2. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words. 

  3. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single‐syllable spoken words. 

  4. Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet. sounds (phonemes) in three‐phoneme (consonant‐vowel‐ consonant, or CVC words). This does not include CVC's ending with /l/, /k/, or/x/).

  5. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one‐syllable words to make new words


Phonics & Word Recognition

Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words


  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter‐sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.

  • Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

  • Read common high‐frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

  • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by indentifying the sound of the letters that differ.


Fluency

Read emergent‐reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Phonological Awareness

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)


  • Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single‐ syllable words.

  • Orally produce single‐syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

  • Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single‐syllable words.

  • Segment spoken single‐syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes)


Print Concepts

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.


  • Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first words, capitalization, ending punctuation. 

 


Phonics & Word Recognition

Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


  • Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding. b. Read grade‐level text orally with accuracy, appropriate representing long vowel sounds.

  • Decode regularly spelled one‐syllable words.

  • Know final –e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

  • Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound and understanding, rereading as necessary to determine the number of syllable in a printed word. 

  • Decode two‐syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.

  • Read words with inflectional endings.

  • Recognize and read grade‐appropriate irregularly spelled words


Fluency

Read emergent‐reader texts with purpose and understanding.


  • Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding.

  • Read grade‐level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


Phonics & Word Recognition

Phonics & Word Recognition Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


  • Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one‐syllable words.

  • Know spelling‐sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.

  • Decode regularly spelled two‐syllable words with long vowels.

  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.

  • Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling‐sound correspondences.

  • Recognize and read grade‐appropriate irregularly spelled words.

 


Fluency

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


  • Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding.

  • Read grade‐level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


Phonics & Word Recognition

Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


  • Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

  • Decode words with common Latin suffixes.

  • Decode multi‐syllable words.

  • Read grade‐appropriate irregularly spelled words.


Fluency

Read emergent‐reader texts with purpose and understanding.


  • Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding. 

  • Read grade‐level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


Phonics & Word Recognition

Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


  • Use combined knowledge of all letter‐sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multi‐syllabic words in context and out of context. 


Fluency

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


  • Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding.

  • Read grade‐level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary


Phonics & Word Recognition

Know and apply grade‐level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


  • Use combined knowledge of all letter‐sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multi‐syllabic words in context and out of context. 


Fluency

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


  • Read grade‐level text with purpose and understanding.

  • Read grade‐level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary


  • Comprehensive (30 – hour)
  • Introductory (18 – hour)
  • Phonemic Awareness (12 – hour)
  • Advanced Contiuum (24 – hour)