Foundational Skills

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Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds
Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables
Read words with inflectional endings
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

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