K2-P1 Bridging Programme
This quick assessment is to help you better identify your child's literacy milestone. Please note the instructions to either 'read' or to 'spell'.
Current standard: You are still exploring the letters of the english alphabet. It's important to recognise and be able to draw relevance to the letter and its sound. Then, you'll realise how fun the English language is when you sound each letter that stands in front of every word you articulate!
Progression: Letters and letter sounds ➤ Three letter blending ➤ reading and writing entire sentences (critical thinking skills and sentence formation.
Conclusion: It's time to get a head-start now! Without knowing your letters and letter sounds, it's difficult to get to blending. which is crucial skill involved in reading. Children who don't learn Phonics, often end up memorising words to pass their examinations - this means that their memory bank eventually becomes full after a certain age. Learning how to read and spell phonetically uses less memory space, and thereby allows your child to expand memory on other subjects, such as Mathematics in the long run.
If you are unsure where your child is, or would like to catch him/her up to pace, then come in for an in-person assessment. Drop by our website at www.schoolofconcepts.sg or call us at 6909 1883.
Current standard: You are just about to start reading by piecing together letters and their sounds. It is important that you understand how letters are put together - blend. This ability to blend will enable you to read just about any word!
Progression: Three letter blending ➤ reading and writing entire sentences (critical thinking skills and sentence formation)
Conclusion: It's time to get a head-start now! It's great that your child can tell his/her letters and letter sounds - but knowledge of it isn't useful unless it can be applied to reading and spelling. Learning the skill of blending helps your child bridge that gap, and then empowers your child to go on to read larger words and sentences.
Current standard: You are just about to understand how different words can come together to form a sentence. Soon, you'll be able to make sense of the words you read in a sentence and retell stories you've read!"
Progression: Reading and writing entire sentences (critical thinking skills and sentence formation)
Conclusion: It's time to get a head-start now! It's great that your child can identify letters, pronounce letter sounds and blend. While reading three letter words is the first step towards reading, in Primary school, your child will likely be reading much longer words. In addition to that, your child would be asked to spell words. Some children can read, but can't spell - and some children can spell, but can't form sentences. For Primary school, it's important that your child can read, spell and form sentences!
Current standard: You are on your way to telling great stories and communicating effectively with just about anyone! You're able to express your thoughts clearly verbally. Soon, you'll be able to express your thoughts in writing and write beautiful stories to describe your day at school and family holidays!
Progression: Reading and writing entire sentences (including comprehension passages involving critical thinking skills and sentences formation skills) ➤ creative writing.
Conclusion: It's time to get a head-start now! It's great that your child can read fluently. Reading fluently however, does not accurately indicate that your child can spell fluently, accurately form sentences or successfully sequence sentences. For primary school, it's important that your child can excel both in Paper 2 and Paper 1, which includes fluent reading, sentence formation as well as sequencing of sentences.
How old is your child?
Does your child know the sound of letter "G"?
Can your child read the word "Cat"?
Can your child read the word "Tap"?
Can your child read the word "Mat"?
Can your child read the sentence "I will buy a red mat." ?
Can your child spell the word "Want"?
Cover the word in italic and allow your child to pick an answer below.
Can your child spell the sentence: "My cat wants to rest on the black floor mat.”?
Can your child read the above passage without much guidance?