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Reading Foundational Standard 1 - Print Concepts:
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

Mastery of this standard is foundational for all CBALTM print skill strategies and corresponds to fundamental print cues all readers and writers must master.

Standards Table RF1. Mapping Reading Foundational Standard 1 to the Competency Model

Grade level
Skills
Kindergarten
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
  • Recognize that 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.
These skills correspond to the following aspects of the competency model:
1st Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
These skills correspond to the following aspects of the competency model:




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