Early Developing Readers

  • Characteristics of Early/Developing Readers

     Fountas & Pinnell Levels D-G

     

    In the early/developing stage of reading development, the student will display many of the following behaviors:

     

    -         Have good control of early reading strategies (directionality, one to one word matching, locating known words)

     

    -         Rely less on pictures and use more information from print

     

    -         Begin to build a core of high-frequency words known automatically

     

    -         Read familiar text with some phrasing and fluency

     

    -         Start  to attend to punctuation while reading

     

    -         Read using more than one source of information

     

    -         Begin to monitor own reading and self correct

     

    -         Use phonetic clues to decode (initial- final sounds, simple chunks)

     

    -         Begin to engage in discussions about what is read

     

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    The above information was graciously obtained from North Merrick Literacy Center Web Site courtesy of
    Mrs. Grossman and Mrs. Macko.