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Foundations for Reading
- LDC-8 Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.
- LDC-8m Engage in reading behaviors independently with increased focus for longer periods of time.
- LDC-8n Use and share books and print in their play.
- LDC-8o Listen to and discuss increasingly complex storybooks, information books, and poetry.
- LDC-9 Children comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media.
- LDC-9o Imitate the special language in storybooks and story dialogue with accuracy and detail.
- LDC-9p Use informational texts and other media to learn about the world, and infer from illustrations, ask questions and talk about the information.
- LDC-9q Use knowledge of the world to make sense of more challenging texts.
- LDC-9r Relate personal experiences to an increasing variety of events described in familiar and new books.
- LDC-9s Ask more focused and detailed questions about a story or the information in a book.
- LDC-9t Discuss storybooks by responding to questions about what is happening and predicting what will happen next.
- LDC-10 Children develop book knowledge and print awareness.
- LDC-10k Hold a book upright while turning pages one by one from front to back.
- LDC-10l Recognize print in different forms for a variety of functions (writing message to friend, pointing to print and saying, “Those words tell the story.”).
- LDC-10m Recognize print and symbols used to organize classroom activities and show understanding of their meaning (put toys in box with correct symbol and name; check sign-up sheet for popular activity; check schedule to learn next activity).
- LDC-10n With prompting and support, run their finger under or over print as they pretend to read text.
- LDC-10o Demonstrate understanding of some basic print conventions (the concept of what a letter is, the concept of words, directionality of print).
- LDC-10p Identify their name and the names of some friends when they see them in print.
- LDC-11 Children develop phonological awareness.
- LDC-11i Enjoy rhymes and wordplay, and sometimes add their own variations.
- LDC-11j Repeat a variety of rhythmic patterns in poems and songs using words, clapping, marching, and/or instruments to repeat the rhythm or beat syllables.
- LDC-11k Play with the sounds of language, identify a variety of rhymes, create some rhymes, and recognize the first sounds in some words.
- LDC-11l Associate sounds with specific words, such as awareness that different words begin with the Children benefit from playful experiences same sound.
- LDC-12 Children begin to develop knowledge of the alphabet and the alphabetic principle.
- LDC-12e Demonstrate an interest in learning the alphabet.
- LDC-12f Show they know that letters function to represent sounds in spoken words.
- LDC-12g Recognize and name several letters of the alphabet, especially those in their own name and in the names of others who are important to them.
- LDC-12h Make some sound-to-letter matches, using letter name knowledge (notice the letter B with picture of ball and say, “Ball”; say, ” A-a-apple.”).
- LDC-12i Associate sounds with the letters at the beginning of some words, such as awareness that two words begin with the same letter and the same sound.