Language Arts – Reading

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Language Arts - Reading

Ready Readers

Book Details:

ISBN13: 9781945408298
Format: paperback
Pages: 172
Price: $15.00 (USD)
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Size: 8.5 x 11 in
Ages: 5
Grades: Kindergarten – Grade 1
Genre: Language Arts, Reading

Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
  • listen attentively to respond to questions and to follow two-part directions
  • participate in vocal speaking and creative drama
  • recite short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns
  • use oral language to relate experiences and expand vocabulary
  • recall orally a series of three visually presented items
  • listen and speak appropriately with peers and adults
  • repeat auditory sequences: letters, words, numbers, and rhythmic patterns
  • communicate effectively when using descriptive language, relating experiences, and retelling stories
  • describe people, places, things, locations, and actions
  • use complete sentences when speaking and begin to use subject-verb agreement and tense correctly


Reading Strategies and Comprehension
  • listen to, select, and read a variety of literary (e.g., short stories and poems) and informational texts and materials for pleasure and to gain knowledge tell stories using wordless picture books and picture sequences
  • make predictions from pictures and titles
  • discriminate between real and imaginary content in texts
  • explore the comparison and contrast of content within stories
  • retell stories and respond to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the story
  • retell and identify the beginning, middle, and end of stories
  • sequence events in a story
  • demonstrate that print makes sense by reading and explaining one’s own writings and drawings
  • ask and answer questions about essential narrative elements (e.g., beginning-middle-end, setting, characters, problems, events, resolution) of a read-aloud text
  • use prior knowledge, graphic features (illustrations), and graphic organizers to understand text
  • S-O “SO” reading song
Concepts About Print
  • relate written language to spoken language
  • distinguish among written letters, words, and sentences
  • recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words
  • segment phonemes in high-frequency words
  • blend phonemes to make high-frequency words
  • identify and match all upper and lower case letters of the alphabet out of sequence
  • recognize common environmental print such as common signs and logos and recognize that print and pictures (signs and labels, newspapers, and informational books) can inform, entertain, and persuade
  • demonstrate principles of directionality by holding print materials in the correct position and using left-to-right and top-to-bottom progression
  • begin to recognize and understand that punctuation and capitalization are used in all written sentences
Word Work | Vocabulary | Phonics | Fluency
  • listen to a variety of texts and use new vocabulary in oral language
  • recognize words in a familiar context
  • identify own first and last name in print
  • read first 50 high-frequency sight words and common words, such as colors, numbers, names, and places
  • recognize and produce rhyming and non-rhyming words
  • recognize simple word opposites
  • match all consonant and short-vowel sounds to appropriate letters
  • identify component sounds (phonemes and combinations of phonemes) in spoken words
  • blend and segment syllables in spoken words
  • blend sounds to read one-syllable words
  • read previously taught high-frequency words at the rate of 30 words correct per minute
  • read previously taught grade-level text with appropriate expression
  • apply learned phonics skills when reading words and sentences in stories
  • use words that signal sequence relationships such as first, next, and last
  • explore the use of a pictionary or dictionary to identify words
  • discuss the meaning of words and understand that some words have multiple meanings
  • connect life experiences to read-aloud text
Accessing Information | Reference Skills
  • explore the use of the media center, picture books, audiovisual resources, and available technology for reading and writings
  • Audiobook – when children listen to audiobooks, they hear firsthand the proper pacing and intonations of reading, how punctuation should sound, and how reading should sound.