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C Children in Wisconsin will have the literacy skills and concepts needed to become successful readers and writers.
- C.EL.1 Develops ability to detect, manipulate, or analyze the auditory parts of spoken language.
- Enjoys and responds to frequently said sounds, words, and rhymes.
- Imitates sounds.
- Repeats words in rhymes and actions.
- Requests and joins in saying favorite rhymes and songs that repeat sounds and words.
- Recognizes and matches sounds and rhymes in familiar words.
- Recognizes sounds that match and words that begin or end with the same sounds.
- Recognizes and produces rhyming words.
- Discriminates separate syllables in spoken words and begins to blend and segment syllables.
- Recognizes single sounds and combinations of sounds.
- C.EL.2 Understands concept that the alphabet represents the sounds of spoken language and the letters of written language.
- Explores, repeats, imitates alphabet related songs and games.
- Recognizes the difference between letters and other symbols.
- Recognizes letters and their sounds in familiar words, especially in own name.
- Makes some letter/ sound connections and identifies some beginning sounds.
- Uses a combination of letter sounds, familiar environmental print, and picture cues to recognize a printed word.
- Recognizes that most speech sounds (both consonants and vowels) are represented by single letter symbols.
- Experiences success in reading by sounding out words (decoding).
- Recognizes and names all letters of the alphabet (upper and lowercase) in familiar and unfamiliar words.
- Reads familiar decodable and some irregular words in books, signs, and labels.
- C.EL.3 Shows an appreciation of books and understands how print works.
- Explores and enjoys books.
- Points to and names pictures in a book when asked.
- Looks at picture books and asks questions or makes comments.
- Understands that print in the book carries the message.
- Views one page at a time from the front to the back of the book and knows that the book has a title, author, and illustrator.
- Chooses reading activities and responds with interest and enjoyment.
- Recognizes some familiar environmental print.
- Handles books correctly, and shows increasing skills in print directionality.
- Understands the difference between letters, words, and sentences.
- Understands that books have characters, sequence of events, and story plots.
- C.EL.4 Uses writing to represent thoughts or ideas.
- Begins to use writing tools to make marks.
- Scribbles and creates unconventional shapes.
- Writes lists, thank you notes, names, and labels objects in play.
- Labels pictures using scribbles or letter-like forms to represent words or ideas.
- Writes recognizable letters and begins to write name and a few words.
- Uses knowledge of sounds and letters to write some words and phrases (inventive and conventional spelling).