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Kindergarten Expectations

Phonemic/Phonological Awareness

-Recognize upper and lower case letters

-Understand how print is organized (left, right, top to bottom)

-Know concept of a letter and a word

-Associate the correct letter with beginning sounds

-Identify initial, medial, and final sounds

-Blend 3 and 4 phonemes into a whole word

-Producing words that begin with the same sound

-Match words with ending sounds

-Identify and produce rhymes

-Use letter/sound knowledge to sound out (decode) unfamiliar words

-Know which sounds letters make

Vocabulary

-Read color, number, basic sight, and everyday words

-Gain meaning by listening and speaking

Comprehension

-Recall, retell, and summarize stories

-Comprehend and respond to stories read

Fluency

-Read age appropriate material aloud with fluency and accuracy

Speaking/Listening/Communication

-Listen attentively and show self control

-Follow oral multi-step directions accurately

-Speak at appropriate times about appropriate topics