Children can create their own rhyming words. Children can pick rhyming words out of a story or a nursery rhyme. Children can retell a nursery rhyme or story. Children can write rhyming words.
|Notices and discriminates rhyme||Joins in rhyming songs and games||Fills in the missing rhyming word; generates rhyming words spontaneously||Decides whether two words rhyme||Generates a group of rhyming words when given a word||4|
|Comprehends and responds to books and other texts||Contributes particular language from the book at the appropriate time||Asks and answers questions about the text; refers to pictures||Identifies story-related problems, events, and resolutions during conversations with an adult||Reconstructs story using pictures, text, and props; begins to make inferences and draw conclusions||4|
|Uses emergent reading skills||Pretends to read a familiar book, treating each page as a separate unit; names and describes what is on each page, using pictures as cues||Pretends to read, using some of the language from the text; describes the action across the pages, using pictures to order the events; may need prompts from adult||Pretends to read, reciting language that closely matches the text on each page and using reading-like intonation||Tries to match oral language to words on page; points to words as reads; uses different strategies (e.g., sounding out words, known words, and patterns in text) to make meaning from print||4|
|Writes to convey meaning||Scribbles or marks||Mock letters or letter-like forms||Early invented spelling||Late invented spelling||4|
Total Score: 16