Readiness for Reading

  • Gain information from books about real things by looking at pictures or being read to.
  • Retell story from a picture book with reasonable accuracy.
  • Recognize own name in print.
  • Know printed material on a page is read from top to bottom and from left to right.
  • Recognize at least 50% of the letters of the alphabet.
  • Read at least five words found in the environment (such as signs).
  • Read at least five noun words.
  • Read at least five basic sight words.
  • Attempt to read/decode words by using word attack skills.
  • Choose to look at or "read" books when given the opportunity and encouraged to do so.
  • Find requested page numbers in a "read to me" book.
  • Distinguish between fantasy and reality in stories.