The University of Iowa

Alphabetics and Print Conventions - Kindergarten

Recognize and form uppercase and lowercase letters (RF.K.1; L.K.1)

  • Identify all uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Accurately form all uppercase and lowercase letters, using appropriate directionality
  • Recognize the difference between a letter and a word in print

Know the organization of print (RF.K.1; RL.K.7)

  • Hold a book right side up
  • Turn pages correctly
  • Demonstrate that reading moves from top to bottom and left to right with return sweep
  • Distinguish pictures from the print and know which is read
  • Recognize that sentences are composed of words separated by spaces