KINDERGARTEN ESSENTIAL READING SKILLS
 
     By the end of Kindergarten I will be able to...
 
Be able to answer questions about a story
Be able to give details about a story
Be able to find the cover, back and title page of a book
Understand how print (books) work
  • Left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Spoken words are also written
  • There are spaces between words
  • There upper case and lower case letters
Understand that there are syllables and sounds in words
  • Can say rhyming words
  • Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken   words
Blend and segment word families of one-syllable words
  • Say the sounds in three letter words
  • Tell first middle and last sounds in words
Use sounding out to figure out words
  • Sound out words when reading
  • Sound out words when writing
  • Can read the sight words
Can read a kindergarten reader