Believe it or not, the new school year is almost here! Are you wondering what reading skills your child should have by the end of his respective grade? Refer to the grade-by-grade guide below, based on the Illinois’ common core standards.
A Grade by Grade Guide to Reading Skills:
In Kindergarten Your Child Should Be Able To:
|retell familiar stories||ask and answer questions about stories (with support)||identify parts of a book (covers and title page)||demonstrate understanding of features of print|
|recognize and name all upper and lower case letters||recognize and produce rhyming words||demonstrate letter-sound correspondence||segment syllables|
|isolate and pronounce sounds in words||read common high frequency words||read emergent reader texts||follow words left to right, top to bottom, page to page|
In First Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:
|describe characters, settings, and main events in stories||identify main topic and recall key details||decode two syllable words||ask and answer questions about text|
|explain major differences between books that tell stories and those that give information||identify similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic||recognize features of a sentence (capitalization, first word, ending punctuation)||decode regularly spelled one-syllable words and irregularly spelled words|
In Second Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:
|describe how characters respond to major events||describe overall structure of a story||compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story||decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels|
|decode words with common prefixes and suffixes||identify main idea of multiparagraph text||read and comprehend informational texts||determine meaning of words and phrases in an age-appropriate reading|
In Third Grade Your Child Should Be Able To:
|retell stories, fables, folktales, and myths||explain how details support the main idea||distinguish literal from nonliteral language||decode multisyllabic words|
|compare and contrast books in a series||compare and contrast two texts on the same topic||read and comprehend informational texts of different subject areas||distinguish own point of view|
All standards have been reported from the Illinois State Board of Education. Additional standards are expected that have not been stated above. If you are concerned with your child’s reading skills, seek the guidance of a neuropsychologist who can help refer you to the appropriate support system.
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