As your child moves from the “Emergent or Beginning Reader”, it
is important to recognize their developmental progression. Indicators
of progress may be realized by the following behaviors:
(the, is, in, of, you,
that, was, we you, etc.)
Your reader will begin to as well as pay attention to punctuation cues that tell them to slow down (,) stop (.) or show expression (!)
Progressing readers will
If your new reader demonstrates these characteristics, you should realize your beginning reader is on his/her way to becoming a more proficient reader.