Kindergarten Readiness Checklist (page 2)

— Get Ready to Read (National Center for Learning Disabilities)
Updated on Dec 8, 2010

Approach to Learning and Cognition

  Fall Winter Spring
Matches two like pictures in a set of five pictures

Classifies (same/different, alike/not alike) objects by physical features:

Organizes objects that go together in groups

Recognizes, copies or repeats patterning sequence

Demonstrates the ability to correctly put in order or sequence up to three story pictures

Participates in repeating a familiar song, poem, finger play and/or nursery rhyme      

Retells a simple story after listening to a story with pictures

Does simple puzzles (up to four 4 pieces)

Identifies or points to five (5) colors

 Phonological Awareness and Print Knowledge

  Fall Winter Spring
Recognizes own name in print

Points to and/or recognizes letters in own name

Attempts to write letters in own name

Recognizes familiar signs, words and logos in the child's environment

Demonstrates book awareness:      
Cover and back of book
Left to right order
Words are read top to bottom

Book handling:      
holding book right side up

Identifies two words that rhyme/sound the same when given rhyming picture words

Recognizes ten alphabet letter names (may include those in own name) by pointing to requested letter

Matches three letters with the sounds they make

Uses symbols or drawings to express ideas.

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