North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children develop phonological awareness.

Skill Progression: Develop phonological awareness

Age: 48-54 Months

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Notices words that have letters like those in own name and asks what the word “says”

Situations for Observation of Skill

Determine what names from the class the child recognizes by identifying names on cubbies, artwork, etc.

Elicitation Strategy

Have the names of all the children in the class on separate cards. See if the child can identify her own name and those of her friends.

Behavior Observed

The child begins to associate beginning sounds with specific letters, specifically those in her own name.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents can begin letter-sound recognition using familiar names, including family members, pets, and friends.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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