Benchmark Books and Indicators - Pre Kindergarten

Reading Behaviors

  • Holds a book with the front cover showing (right way up).
  • Turns pages appropriately.
  • Uses pictures to construct meaning.
  • Selects favorite books from a range of choices.
  • Can talk about favorite books.
  • Points to the print on the page.
  • Realizes that print carries a message but may "read" the writing differently each time.
  • Wants to look at books.
  • Offers to "read" writing and points to the text while "reading."
  • Eagerly anticipates book reading time.