End of Grade Reading Skills Checklist KINDERGARTEN Name_________________________ Date: Introduced Progressing COMPETENCIES
Knows parts of a book and functions Begins to tract print when listening to familiar text or when rereading own writing Reads familiar texts emergently, not just verbatim Recognizes/ can name all uppercase/ lower case letters Understands that the sequence of letters in a written word represents the sequence of sounds in a spoken word (alphabetic principle) Learns many, not all, one-to-one letter sound correspondences Recognizes some words by sight, (such as I, my you, is) Uses new vocabulary and grammatical constructions in own speech Makes appropriate switches from oral to written language situations Notices when simple sentences fail to make sense. Connects information and events in texts to life and life to text experiences. Retells, reenacts, dramatizes stories/parts of stories Listens attentively to books teacher reads to class. Can name some book titles and authors. Demonstrates familiarity with a number of types of text, such as storybooks, poems, newspapers, signs Correctly answers questions about stories read aloud Makes predictions based on illustrations/ portions of stories. Demonstrates understanding that spoken words consist of a sequences of phonemes. Given spoken sets like “dan, dan, den” can identify the first two as a being the same and third as different Given spoken sets like “dak, pat, zen” can identify the first two as sharing a same sound. Independently writes many uppercase and lowercase letters. Uses phonemic awareness and letter knowledge to spell independently (invented or creative spelling). Writes (unconventionally) to express own meaning. Writes first and last name and names of friends Can write most letters and some words when they are dictated.
notices when simple texts fail to make sense. Engages in a variety of literary activities voluntarily (choosing books and stories to read. where. Distinguishes whether simple sentences are incomplete or fail to make sense. and other graphics. sight words and easily sounded out words. irregularly spelled words by sight (have. said. Shows evidence of expanding language repertory. Creates own written texts for others to read. rereading for meaning. Shows spelling consciousness or sensitivity to conventional spelling. including increasing appropriate use of standard more formal language registers. and some self-correction) Uses invented spelling/phonics-based knowledge to spell independently. illustrations. Reads and comprehends both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for grade level. and what-if questions in sharing nonfictions texts. Predicts and justifies what will happen next in stories. writing a note)
. Notices when difficulties are encountered in understanding text. when necessary.End of Grade Reading Skills Checklist FIRST GRADE Name_________________________ Date: Introduced COMPETENCIES
Make a transition from emergent to “real” reading Reads aloud with accuracy and comprehension text that is designed for first half of Grade 1 Accurately decodes regular one-syllable words and nonsense words. Has a reading vocabulary of 300-500 words. Monitors own reading and self-corrects when an incorrectly identified word does not fit with cures provided by the letters in the word or the context surrounding the word. using print-sound mappings to sound out unknown words. Composes fairly readable first drafts using appro9priate parts of the writing process (some attention to planning drafting. Discusses how. Uses letter-sound correspondence knowledge to sound out unknown words when reading text. Produces a variety of types of compositions (stories. Recognizes common. showing relations between printed text. two). Can count the number of syllables in a word Can blend or segment the n phonemes of most one-syllable words Spells correctly three & four letter short vowel words. why. Can answer simple written comprehension questions on material read. journal entries. Describes new information gained from texts in own words.
Represents the complete sound of a word when spelling independently. Interprets information from diagrams. and graphs. Discusses ways to clarify and refine writing of own and others. conventions for quoted speech. Shows evidence of expanding language Reads voluntarily for interest and own purposes. why. Accurately reads many irregularly spelled words and patters such as diphthongs. oral presentations. adds use of conferencing. charts. Discusses similarities in characters and events across stories. Recalls facts and details of texts. Reads nonfiction materials for answers to specific questions or for specific purposes. & endings Reads and comprehends both fiction and nonfiction appropriate to grade level. Rereads sentences when meaning is not clear.
Introduced Progressing Proficient
. Takes part in creative responses to texts such as dramatizations. literary language forms. fantasy play. Poses possible answers to how. Uses knowledge of print-sound mappings to sound out unknown words. and editing process to clarify and refine own writing Given organizations help writes reports Attends to spelling and mechanics of final products. With assistance. Connects and compares information across nonfiction selections. and what-if questions. Correctly spells previously studied words and spelling patterns in own writing. proper verb form.End of Grade Reading Skills Checklist SECOND GRADE Name_________________________ COMPETENCIES
Reads & comprehends both fiction & nonfiction @grade level Accurately decodes regular multi-syllable words & nonsense words. Shows sensitivity to using formal language patterns in place of oral decontextualizing sentences. revision.
In interpreting fiction.End of Grade Reading Skills Checklist THIRD GRADE Name_________________________ COMPETENCIES
Reads aloud with fluency and comprehension any text that is designed for grade level. Can point to or clearly identify specific words or wordings that are causing comprehension difficulties. uses all aspects of the writing process in producing own compositions and reports. Summarizes major points from fiction/nonfiction texts. Reads and comprehends both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for grade level. why. Begins to incorporate literacy words and language patterns in own writing. Infers word meaning from taught roots. Combines information from multiple sources in writing reports. Uses letter-sound correspondence knowledge and structural analysis to decode words. In interpreting nonfiction. With assistance. Takes part in creative responses to texts such as dramatizations. prefixes. Independently reviews work for spelling. including multimedia. mechanics. ect. Presents and discusses own writing with other students and responds helpfully to other students’ compositions. fact and opinion. oral presentations. and what-if questions in interpreting nonfictions texts. Reads longer fictional selections and chapter books independently. Asks how. Correctly spells previously studied words and spelling patterns in own writing. suggests and implements editing and revision to clarify and refine own writing. Uses information an d reasoning to examine bases of hypotheses and opinions. fantasy play. and presentations.
Introduced Progressing Proficient
. and suffixes. distinguishes cause and effect. Produces a variety of written works in a variety of formats. discusses underlying theme or message. With some guidance. main idea and supporting details.