• 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.