Reading in Kindergarten

Numerous guardians consider kindergarten “the perusing year,” and it’s no big surprise: from the earliest starting point of this first authority year of school to the last, kids go from perceiving letters of the letter set to getting to be starting perusers prepared to handle the difficulties of review school. A ton happens over this fundamental year of tutoring, so here’s a convenient manual for help you know where your youngster ought to be with perusing aptitudes toward the start of the kindergarten year, and in addition toward the end.

While each instructor and school has their own arrangement of “essentials,” there’s an arrangement of general perusing desires that most educators share with regards to children entering kindergarten. Before entering kindergarten, an understudy all around arranged for perusing ought to have the capacity to:

  • Read her own name
  • Recite the alphabet
  • Recognize some or all of the letters in the alphabet
  • Correspond some or all letters with their correct sound
  • Make rhymes
  • Hold a book right side up with the spine on the left, front cover showing
  • Recognize that the progression of text is left to right, top to bottom
  • Echo simple text that is read to them
  • Recognize that text holds meaning
  • Re-tell a favorite story

While all schools are different, in the following months most teachers will work on a similar set of reading skills. For example, before beginning to read, students need to have a solid foundation in “concepts about print.” That means that kindergarteners spend plenty of time in the beginning of the year absorbing details about how reading works, such as the fact the reading happens left to right, top to bottom. They’ll also be spending lots of time going over letter-sound correspondence, vowel sounds, sight words, and a whole host of other skills that form the framework for beginning literacy.

So where do kids end up by the time the end of kindergarten rolls around? While schools vary, a student working at the standard level should be able to do the following by the end of kindergarten in order to be prepared for first grade reading:

  • Recognize all letters of the alphabet in both their lowercase and capital form
  • Be able to make the correct sound or sounds for each letter of the alphabet
  • Read 20 high frequency words
  • Read grade-level appropriate texts
  • Create rhyming words
  • Use phonetic skills to read new words
  • Have a strong awareness of print concepts
  • Use language structure to read new words
  • Display comprehension of what she has read