will be able to:
Recognize all upper and lower case words
Print many upper and lower case letters
Use common noun, verbs, prepositions
Decide if a word(noun) is a
person, animal, place, or thing
Produce the primary sound for a given letter
Identify initial and final sounds
for a given word
Spell simple words
phonetically – sound-letter relationships
Rhyme, blend, segment
Classify and categorize into
categories and discuss similarities and differences
Follow written word left to
right, top to bottom
Read common high
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text (who/what/ when/ where/why)
stories (key details) and Identify characters, settings and major events in a story
Follow the rules of conversation
READ! READ! READ!
As you walk in the neighborh_ood with your child you can play a fun sound game. Look for people and things with names that start with the same sound. Ask your child to close his eyes. Then tell him to open his eyes and name the first thing he sees- “A dog!” Say the sound that the letter “d” makes in the word dog. What other things can we find that start with the same sound? Look for things like doors, dolls, donuts, and daddies. Give your child help by saying things like “There’s a truck. Does that start with the same sound as dog?”
Your child can help you make a shopping list by writing the names of some items. As you say the name of the item out loud, say each sound slowly, for example “M-I-L-K.” The idea is to help your child make a connection between the letter and the sound it makes.
In the your supermarket or the mall, your child can learn the names for many different things. Try and think of rhymes that go with the new word! Have fun making up rhymes even if the words are silly.
Where ever you are look around and put different items into different categories then talk about how the items are the same or different.
At home while playing, have your child categories the toys by color, size, category, the way it feels, etc.
In the car, turn off the music for a bit and talk!!!