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What your child needs to know...

  • Phonemic Awareness- knowing that most letters make sounds
  • Phonics: associating a sound with a letter, or letters
  • Vocabulary: words in the story
  • Fluency: reading without pausing after every word
  • Writing: invented spelling is appropriate at this age - lines or other marks that represent a sound in a word, i.e., l l l for CAT.
  • Comprehension: understanding what was read
  • Teaching Letters of the Alphabet:

environmental print, alphabet books, magnetic letters, letter stamps, alphabet stamps, alphabet chart, letter containers, letter frames, letter books and posters, letter sorts, white boards

Sources: NCLB; Tompkins, G. (2006). Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach (4th ed.) Prentice Hall, Saddle River: NJ. p. 90