Year 1

  • able to follow basic instructions
  • understands and responds to basic questions
  • is able to express his/her basic needs
  • able to produce some sentences about him/herself orally
  • shows interest in listening and responding to short stories and rhymes
  • able to recall rhymes and short sentences
  • is aware of the difference between a letter and a word both visually and aurally
  • able to sequence pictures
  • identifies first and last sounds in spoken words
  • is able to segment a word into syllables orally
  • is able to identify the onset and rime in words
  • blends the sounds in monosyllabic words to produces target words
  • identifies and counts sounds in words orally
  • able to manipulate sounds in words orally
  • identifies and writes blends in isolation and in words
  • able to associate a letter name or sound with a symbol
  • understands that a different sound leads to different word meanings
  • confidently reads and writes regular CVC words
  • confidently reads and writes words with initial and final blends
  • confidently reads and writes words with basic word patterns
  • decodes irregular (sight) words used regularly
  • writes high frequency words correctly
  • has appropriate pencil grip
  • forms letters appropriately
  • uses space between words
  • writes freely to express himself
  • recognizes and writes own name
  • reads accurately and confidently unseen books of average class level