Print and letters

• Knows the difference between print (words) and pictures and knows that print is what you read

• Recognizes print around him on signs, on television, onboxes, and many other places

• Understands that writing has a lot of different purposes (for example, signs tell where something is located, lists can be used for grocery shopping, directions can tell you how to put something together)

• Knows that each letter in the alphabet has a name

• Can name at least 10 letters in the alphabet, especially the ones in her name

• "Writes," or scribbles, messages

The main sources for this list of accomplishments are Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children and Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children. For more information about these sources, see Suggested Reading at the end of this booklet.

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