Reading
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    Emergent Reader

    • knows that the text goes from left to right
    • can distinguish between lower case and upper case letters
    • can blend phonemes (letter sounds)
    • uses pictures for clues
    • retells a simple story which is read to them
    • recalls some details
    • knows names of letters
    • identifies consonant sounds at beginning and end of words
    • understands the difference between letters and words
    • notices and read environmental print
    • reads one word at a time - choppy
    • selects simple repetitious books
    • reads favorite books over and over
    • silent sustained reading 5 - 10 minutes
    • has the desire to be a fluent reader
    • enjoys retelling stories
    • makes predictions and tells why

     

    • Early Reader

      • sequences events in story
      • tells main idea
      • makes predictions
      • identifies main characters
      • identifies setting
      • differentiates between fact and fiction
      • identifies high frequency words
      • some awareness of medial vowel sounds   
      • uses context clues
      • begins to self correct
      • understands the meaning of . ? !
      • pauses and uses appropriate inflection for punctuation
      • reads phrases
      • selects a variety of books
      • silent sustained reading 10 - 15 minutes
      • begins to feel confident when reading silently or orally