First Grader Readers Checklist

  • Does your child know all the letters of the alphabet?
  • Does your child know the difference between letters and words?
  • Can your child put together and break apart the sounds of most one-syllable words and count the number of syllables in a word?
  • Can your child sound out words they don’t know?
  • Does your child read first grade books aloud and can tell when she cannot understand what she is reading?
  • Can your child understand simple written instruction?
  • Can your child predict what will happen next in a story?
  • Does your child ask questions about books they are reading and describe what they are learning?
  • Does your child use simple punctuation marks and capital letters?
  • Is your child recognizing the different roles words play in sentences-that nouns name things and verbs show action?