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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:
 
 
 
Shape
 
 
 
Color
 
 
 
Size
 
 
 

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
 
 
 
beginning/ending
 
 
 

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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