Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. Recognize drawing for children kindergarten spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant. Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.