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.