ELA-00 Targeted Standards
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Print Concepts.

Sub-standard in bold is prioritized in this standard.

ELA-00.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. 

a.  Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can hold a book correctly
  • I can recognize that books are read from left to right and top to bottom

Reasoning Targets

  • I can recognize the difference between upper- and lowercase letters

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can turn pages in a book from front to back and read the left page before the right



Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 Following words on a page is a foundational skill where no advanced criteria is available.  Once proficiency for this standard is met, students will be applying that knowledge in other standards in the Reading and Writing strands.  
  3.5  No Advanced Critera (see explanation for Level 4)

“The Standard.” Student is able to follow words from:

  • Left to right
  • Top to bottom
  • page by page

  2.5  No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0 The student demonstrates tracking most of the time.
  1.5  In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0 The student sometimes follows words, but is not consistent.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated




  • Letters
  • Words
  • Tracking
  • Follow
  • Pages
  • Turn
  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Right-side up
  • Left
  • Right


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