RF.1: Print Concepts
Anchor Standard The Reading-Foundational Skills strand is not linked to an Anchor Standard. 1st Grade RF.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
a) Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation). Kindergarten RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
a) Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
b) Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
c) Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
d) Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet. Anchor Notes To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success.