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Three Village School District




  • Ask and answer questions about a text

  • Retell stories and share key details

  • Identify characters, setting, major events in a story

  • Name and identify the role of the author and the illustrator

  • Make connections between illustrations and text

  • Make connections between, self, text, and the world

  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page

  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters

  • Understand that words are separated by spaces

  • Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet

  • Identify the front cover, back cover and title page of a book

  • Recognize and produce rhyming words

  • Create new words using known sounds

  • Demonstrate one-to-one letter-sound correspondence

  • decode short vowel sounds and one-syllable words

  • Read common high frequency sight words




  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression and/or writing to:

    • state an opinion about a familiar topic

    • state a reason to support that opinion

    • name a familiar topic and supply information

    • narrate an event or events in a sequence

    • create a poem, dramatization, artwork, or other response to text, author, or personal experience

  • Ask questions and participate in shared research to:

    • answer questions

    • build knowledge

    • recall relevant information

    • gather information


and Listening Strand

  • Participate in collaborative conversations

  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussion including listening to others, taking turns, and staying on topic

  • Ask and answer questions to clarify what the speaker says

  • Name familiar people, places, things, and events with detail

  • Create visual displays to support descriptions

  • Express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly and completely

Language Strand

*The Language Strand identifies Conventions of English skills that develop from Pre-K to grade 2.


  • Demonstrate command of conventions of English grammar and usage

    • Print upper and lowercase letters of their name

    • Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs

    • Form and use plural nouns

    • Use singular and plural nouns with matching verb in basic sentences

    • Understand and use question words

    • Produce and expand complex sentences in shared language activities

    • Use verbs to convey past, present, and future

    • Use frequently occurring adjectives appropriately

    • Understand and use simple and compound sentences

  • Demonstrate command of conventions of English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing

    • Capitalize the first letter of their name

    • Attempt to write symbols or letters to represent words

    • Recognize and name end punctuation

    • Spell simple words phonetically

    • Use commas appropriately 


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