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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--beginning reading and writing. The student develops word structure knowledge through phonological awareness, print concepts, phonics, and morphology to communicate, decode, and spell.

As students are in learning centers, join in the activity and ask them about letters with which they are interacting (e.g., Can you tell me what letter this is?).

A checklist can be used to keep track of the letters that each student can identify (upper and lowercase).


  • It will be important to have print and writing materials in every center to allow for this authentic assessment to take place.
  • This is an assessment that should be completed over time using the checklist. A teacher should not assess all the uppercase and lowercase letters in one sitting.
Appropriate directionality is reading and writing from top to bottom and left to right.