10-second review: Basic features of print. Phonological awareness. Understanding spoken words, syllables and phonemes. Phonics and word recognition. Know and apply grade-level phonics. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Title: “CCSSI (
Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. Common Core State
Kindergarten: Basic features of print. Recognize and name all upper-and lower-case letters of the alphabet. Rhyming words. Blend and segment consonants and syllables. Phonemic awareness. High-frequency words. Accuracy, fluency and comprehension.
Grade 1: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and phonemes. Spelling-sound correspondence. One-syllable words. Final –e. Syllables and vowels. Two-syllable words. Inflectional endings. Irregularly spelled words. Accuracy, fluency and comprehension.
Grade 2: Long and short vowels. Spelling-sound correspondence. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words. Common prefixes and suffixes. Inconsistent but common spelling sound (heat, head). Irregularly spelled words (through). Accuracy, fluency and comprehension.
Grade 3: Common prefixes and suffixes. Common Latin suffixes. Multi-syllable words. Irregularly spelled words (stomach). Accuracy, fluency ad comprehension.
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