The Common Core in D.C.

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Skills available for District of Columbia pre-K language arts standards

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9 Demonstrates understanding of print concepts

10 Demonstrates comprehension of printed materials read aloud

11 Hears and discriminates the sounds of English and/or home language(s).

12 Writes letters and words

  • Production and Distribution of Writing

    • 12a Begins to invent spelling while writing to convey a message with prompting and support

13 Understands the purpose of writing and drawing

  • Text Types and Purposes

    • 13a Dictates words or draws to express a preference or opinion about a topic

    • 13b Uses a combination of dictating and drawing to tell some information about a topic

    • 13c Uses a combination of dictation and drawing to tell a real or imagined story