Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Demonstrates increasing awareness of concepts of print.
Identifies the front cover and back cover of a book.
Follows book from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.
Shows increasing awareness of print in classroom, home and community settings.
Begins to recognize the relationship or connection between spoken and written words by following the print as it is read aloud.
Understands that print carries a message by recognizing labels, signs, and other print forms in the environment.
Develops growing understanding of the different functions of forms of print (e.g., signs, letters, newspapers, lists, messages, and menus).
Begins to understand some basic print conventions (e.g., the concept that letters are grouped to form words and that words are separated by spaces).
Role plays reading.