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Letters and letter sounds:

  • Kinder standard: Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a
  • Kinder goal: ______   will demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant with 90% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observationsCCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a
  • Where to find the standard: Foundation skills, Phonics and word recognition.
  • Kinder standard 2: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d
  • Kinder goal 2: ____________ will recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet with 90% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d
  • Where to find the standard: Foundational skills, Print concepts

 

Sight words:

  • Kinder standard: Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c
  • Kinder goal: ___________ will read 15 common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does) as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c
  • 1st grade standard: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3g
  • 1st grade  goal: _____________ will recognize and read irregularly spelled words as demonstrated by correctly reading 30 words from a sight words list such as the Dolch Pre-Primer list or the Seeing Stars list and as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3g
  • 2nd grade standard: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3f
  • 2nd grade goal: _____________ will recognize and read first grade level irregularly spelled words as demonstrated by correctly reading 30 words from a sight words list such as the Dolch Grade 1 list and as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3f
  • 3rd grade standard: Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3d
  • 3rd grade goal:  ____________ will read first grade level irregularly spelled words as demonstrated by reading 40 words from a first grade sight words list such as the Dolch Grade 1 list  and as measured by teacher records and observationsCCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3d
  • Sight words standards stop in third grade. For older students you can use an earlier standard or try to twist a standard into a sight words standard. However, while  sight words are incredibly easy to teach they are painful for both you and the student to assess. If you have a fifth grader who has had special education for years, take pity on them and focus your goals on general decoding. I promise they are REALLY tired of getting tested on the Dolch words and you can still work on sight words in the context of a broader reading goal.
  • Where to find the standards: Foundational skills, Phonics and word recognition

 

Phonemic awareness:

  • Kinder standard: Recognize and produce rhyming words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a
  • Kinder goal: __________ will identify which sets of two words rhyme with 80% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a
  • 1st grade standard: Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c
  • 1st grade goal: ____________ will isolate  initial and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words as demonstrating by correctly identifying beginning and ending sounds in words with 80% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c
  • Where to find the standards: Foundational skills, Phonological awareness

 

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