Conventions of Standard English

  • verbs
    • past
    • present
    • future
  • adjectives
  • conjunctions (and, but, or, so, because)
  • determiners (the, a, an, this, that, these, those, all, every, neither, other, another, such, what, rather)
  • prepositions (during, beyond, toward
  • capitalization and punctuation
  • capitalize dates and names of people
  • use commas in dates and lists

Phonological Awareness

Phonics and Word Recognition
  • cvv, cvvc, cvc
  • sight words
  • Spelling Inventory
    • initial consonants
    • final consonants
    • short vowels
    • digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh)
    • blends (sl, st, dr, bl, fr, cr, tr)
    • long vowel patterns (o-e, ai, i-e, ea, a-e, oa, igh)
    • other vowels (ew, aw, or, ou, oi, ow, ir)
    • inflected endings (final -e, bossy r, -ed, -es, -ies, -pping, -ding)

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use