By the end of the school year, your child is expected to:
Know and name the alphabet.
Know and use the sound that each letter makes (all beginning consonant sounds, vowels that say their name, and short vowel sounds).
Know most beginning consonant sounds in simple words (cat).
Know that words are made of letters and have meaning.
Know that stories are made of words and have meaning.
Know and say rhyming words.
Retell a story from a pattern book.
Retell a story in the correct order.
Listen to a story and be able to tell something about it.
Make predictions about what will happen next in a story.
Tell a story, with events in order, using pictures.
Talk about the meaning of a story.
Act out a story.
Read the pictures of a story and know that pictures give clues to words.
Tell the beginning, middle, and ending of a personal or make-believe story; tell characters and details.
Draw pictures for a story or sentence.
Point to a sentence.
Point to the front, back, and title of a book.
Know to start reading on the left side of the page.
Follow a single oral direction.
Follow a single picture direction.
Read his/her own address, telephone number, birthday, age.
Know and use color words: red, blue, green, yellow, black, brown, white, orange.
use "Once upon a time" when telling a make-believe story.
Name the body parts.