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Growth and Development:
A typical 6 year Old

Physical and emotional milestones of a typical six year old:
     A typical 6 year old will:

Accomplishments in Reading
            (What you will see in a typical 6 years as it relates to his/her reading skills)

          Makes a transition from emergent to "real" reading.
          Reads aloud with accuracy and comprehension any text that is appropriately designed
                    for the first half of grade 1.
          Accurately decodes orthographically regular, one-syllable words and nonsense words
                     (e.g., sit,zot), using print-sound mappings to sound out unknown words.
           Uses letter-sound correspondence knowledge to sound out unknown words when
                     reading text.
           Recognizes common, irregularly spelled words by sight (have, said, where, two).
           Has a reading vocabulary of 300 to 500 words, sight words, and easily
                    sounded-out words.
           Monitors own reading and self-corrects when an incorrectly identified word does not
                    fit with cues provided by the letters in the word or the context surrounding the word.
           Reads and comprehends both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for
                    grade level.
          Shows evidence of expanding language repertory, including increasing appropriate use
                    of standard more-formal language registers.
           Creates own written texts for others to read.
           Notices when difficulties are encountered in understanding text.
           Reads and understands simple written instructions.
           Predicts and justifies what will happen next in stories.
           Discusses prior knowledge of topics in expository texts.
           Discusses how, why, and what-if questions in sharing nonfiction texts.
           Describes new information gained from texts in own words.
           Distinguishes whether simple sentences are incomplete or fail to make sense;
                    notices when simple texts fail to make sense.
           Can answer simple written comprehension questions based on material read.
           Can count the number of syllables in a word.
           Can blend or segment the phonemes of most one-syllable words.
           Spells correctly three- and four-letter short vowel words.
           Composes fairly readable first drafts using appropriate parts of the writing process
                    (some attention to planning, drafting, rereading for meaning, and some
                    self-correction can be observed).
           Uses invented spelling/phonics-based knowledge to spell independently, when necessary.
           Shows spelling consciousness or sensitivity to conventional spelling.
           Uses basic punctuation and capitalization.
           Produces a variety of types of compositions (e.g., stories, descriptions, journal entries),
                     showing appropriate relationships between printed text, illustrations, and other graphics.
           Engages in a variety of literary activities voluntarily (e.g., choosing books and stories
                    to read, writing a note to a friend).

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