Kindergarten Reading Expectations

  • Develop print awareness in the reading process by:

    1. identifying all upper and lower case letters
    2. sequencing the letters of the alphabet
    3. demonstrating that books are read left to right, top to bottom
    4. demonstrating that written words are made up of different letters
    5. knowing that a sentence is comprised of a group of words separated by spaces
    6. demonstrating one-to-one correspondence between spoken words and written words

     Develop phonemic awareness in the reading process by:

    1. identifying sounds in spoken words
    2. producing rhymes in response to spoken words
    3. distinguishing orally presented rhyming pairs of words from non-rhyming pairs
    4. recognizing spoken alliteration or groups of words that begin with the same onset or initial sound
    5. blending spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words
    6. blending spoken phonemes to form one-syllable words
    7. isolating the initial, medial, and final sounds in spoken words
    8. segmenting spoken words into 2 or 3 phonemes

     Develop phonics in the reading process by:

    1. producing and writing letter(s) for most short vowel and consonant sounds
    2. reading high-frequency words
    3. blending letter sounds to decode simple words
    4. recognizing that new words can be created when letters are changed, added, or deleted and using letter-sound knowledge to write simple messages and words

     With assistance, develop and demonstrate reading skills in response to read alouds by:

    1. predicting what might happen next in a text-based on the cover, title, and illustrations
    2. asking and responding to questions about texts read aloud
    3. retelling main ideas or important facts from a read-aloud or familiar story
    4. connecting the information and events of a text to experiences e. recognizing beginning, middle, and end.

     With assistance, develop an understanding of vocabulary by:

    1. identifying and sorting pictures of objects into conceptual categories
    2. demonstrating an understanding of opposites (antonyms)
    3. distinguishing meaning between verbs describing the same action
    4. using a picture dictionary to find words
    5. using words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts

     With assistance, determine the connection between:

    1. text to self (text ideas and own experiences)
    2. text to text (text ideas including similarities and differences in fiction and nonfiction)

     Read independently for sustained periods of time by:

    1. engaging with text as developmentally appropriately

     With assistance, read, infer and draw conclusions to:

    1. identify elements of a story, including setting, character, and key events
    2. retell the main event from a story read aloud and familiar stories
    3. recognize sensory details and reoccurring phrases
    4. recognize different types of texts
    5. name author and illustrator of a story and describe how each is telling the story
    6. compare and contrast the adventures of characters in familiar stories
    7. ask and answer questions about unknown words in text

     With assistance, read, infer and draw conclusions to:

    1. respond to rhythm and rhyme through identifying a regular beat and similarities in word sounds

     With assistance, read, infer and draw conclusions to:

    1. identify the topic and details in an expository text heard and/or read referring to the words and/or illustrations
    2. use titles and illustrations to make predictions about the text
    3. identify text features
    4. identify the meaning of environmental print

     With assistance, read, infer and draw conclusions to:

    1. ask and answer questions to clarify the meaning
    2. identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic
    3. name the main topic and recall key details of the text
    4. ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text

     Read with support, appropriate texts with purpose and understanding



Last Modified on July 18, 2021