Summary of Skills

Age 5-7 - Concept 6: Reading

Unit 1: Semester 1

Language Arts

  • Add or substitute individual sounds in simple, one-syllable words to make new words
  • Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings for the five major vowels
  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant
  • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ
  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Form regular plural nouns orally by adding s or es
  • Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in three letter (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words
  • Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs
  • Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds, including consonant blends
  • Read common high-frequency words by sight
  • Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters
  • Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence
  • Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds
  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print

Unit 2: Semester 2

Language Arts

  • Add or substitute individual sounds in simple, one-syllable words to make new words
  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print
  • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ
  • Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
  • Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds
  • Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs
  • Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds, including consonant blends
  • Read common high-frequency words by sight
  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
  • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words
  • Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence
  • Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds
  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary