I can understand what I read by using what I have learned.
I can show what I know about books.
Knowledge of Print
I can tell the difference between many kinds of letters and words.
I can explain that words on paper tell me information.
I can point to words as I read.
I can show that words are made up of letters.
I can identify the parts of a book.
I can read print from left to right and top to bottom.
I can identify different punctuation.
Phonological Awareness (word sounds)
I can tell the different sounds that letters, word parts, and words make.
I can tell how many words are in a sentence.
I can identify, say and make rhymes.
I can say a word by hearing the syllables.
I can hear a word and say the syllables.
I can put together beginning sounds with word families.
I can break apart beginning sounds from word families.
I can sound out words by putting sounds together and taking them apart.
I can change letter sounds to make new words.
I can use what I know about words to read, write, and spell.
I can read, write, and spell words because I know the letter sounds.
I can read, write, and spell new words using word patterns.
I can read at least 100 sight* words.
I can spell words that I can sound out.
I can blend sounds to read words.
I can read words in a sentence.
I can use what I know about words to read.
I can tell if I read a word correctly.
I can read smoothly and correctly so that it sounds like I am talking.
I can read smoothly to help me understand what I am reading.
I can read sight* words alone or with other words.
I can read words that are repeated.
I can read with appropriate expression.
I can read smoothly out loud with others and by myself.
I can learn new words.
I can figure out what words mean.
I can use new words to talk about things in my world.
I can understand how to use clues to figure out the meaning of new words.
I can tell why I sort words into groups.
I can find the meaning of words by using things in the classroom or by asking someone else.
I can use ABC order to find words.
I can understand what I read.
I can tell who wrote the book, why they wrote it, and who drew the pictures.
I can name the characters, describe the setting, and tell what happens in a story.
I can retell a story.
I can name different ways authors use words.
I can retell the main ideas from something I read.
I can tell how informational text is organized.
I can find the text features in nonfiction.
I can identify different kinds of stories and books.
I can connect what I read to myself and other people.
I can ask and answer questions by using what I already know and have read.
I can tell why I read.
I can connect what I know to what I read and to the world around me.
I can tell when my reading doesn't make sense, and can go back and fix it.
I can use clues from the story to prove my predictions are right or wrong.
I can respond to what I read in different ways.
I can write to communicate with others.
I can use the writing process to publish my writing.
I can write to share what I am thinking.
I can plan before I write.
I can create a draft of my writing.
I can make my writing better by adding details.
I can help others with their writing.
I can make my writing better by fixing my mistakes.
I can publish a neat copy of my writing.
I can use correct spacing when I write.
I can write for many reasons and for different people.
I can write for a specific reason.
I can write for different people.
I can write short passages that give information to the reader.
I can write stories with a beginning, middle and an end.
I can see how my writing is like the writing of other people.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
I can communicate with others by listening and speaking.
I can communicate ideas with my words.
I can appropriately share my ideas out loud.
I can share my ideas out loud in class.
I can listen carefully to other people when they are speaking.
I can listen to others.
I can listen and follow directions to do a job.
I can listen and repeat what I heard.
I can listen and ask questions about what I heard.
I can be respectful when talking with other people.
I can be careful with the words I choose and how they affect others.
I can pay attention and take turns when I talk to someone.
I can work and play with others.
MULTIPLE LITERACIES (Electronic Communication)
I can find information and decide what I think about it.
I can find information and use it in many ways.
I can find information in many places.
I can explain that an author is the owner of what they write.
I can be safe when talking to others on the computer.
I can use technology to learn from others.
I can gather and share information and opinions using technology.