Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., I named my hamster Nibblet because she nibbles too much because she likes that).
Print Concepts: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Print Concepts: Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Phonological Awareness: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).