Benchmark Books and Indicators - Kindergarten:SPRING
Wake up, Dad
By Beverley Randell
DRA Level: 3
- Font is large,
usually printed in black on a white background.
- Usually two or
three lines of print on most of the pages.
- Text is patterned
and somewhat predictable. Patterns tend to change a couple of times
throughout the story.
- A simple story,
with a beginning, middle, and end.
- Words are still
supported by illustrations, but students need to search more in
the picture to find help in reading the words.
- Pages are more
apt to begin with a single high frequency word and then include
words that require picture support and attention
to first letters.
- Words are consistently
placed in the same area on the page, preferably top left or bottom
- Sentences are more varied, resulting in texts that include a full range of punctuation.
- Gets mouth ready
for the initial sound of a word.
- Uses left to right
directionality as well as a return sweep to another line of print.
- Uses picture cues.
- Locates one or
two known words on a page.
- Monitors for meaning: checks to make sure it makes sense.