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erformance Descriptors

 SD  Strongly Developed The student demonstrates thorough understanding of concepts and skills.  Performance is characterized by self-motivation and the ability to apply these skills with accuracy, quality and independence.
 DA  Developing Appropriately The student demonstrates an understanding of most concepts and skills.  Performance is characterized by the ability to apply skills with increasing accuracy and independence.
 BD  Beginning to Develop The student is beginning to demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and skills.  Performance varies in consistency with regard to accuracy and quality.
 NY  Not Yet Developed The student does not yet demonstrate understanding of expected concepts and skills.


Emergent Reading

Letter Recognition

  • Identifies the names and sounds of the letters of the alphabet
Phonemic Awareness

  • Recognizes and produces rhyming words
  • Identifies beginning, medial and ending sounds in consonant-vowel-consonant words
  • Understands that sounds are represented by letters
  • Blends sounds to form words

Concepts of Print

  • Recognizes differences between print, illustrations, letters, and words
  • Understands the role of an author and an illustrator
  • Identifies the front and back of books and where a reader begins to read a story

  • Retells stories using beginning, middle and end
  • Forms opinions about stories
 Enjoyment of Books

  • Begins to develop a personal appreciation of books and authors


Oral Language

  • Speaks audibly and intelligibly
  • Expresses thoughts in complete sentences
  • Relates events in a logical and sequential order
  • Participates in discussions

  • Adds correct vocabulary to specific topics and themes
  • Begins to show curiosity for unknown words

Writing Process

  • Begins to select topics from personal experience
  • Writes and draws about a selected topic
 Writing Conventions

  • Uses drawing and knowledge of letter sound relationships to express ideas
  • Draws pictures to communicate ideas
  • Begins to leave spaces between words
  • Begins to use end marks (periods and question marks)
  • Capitalizes the first word in a sentence and the pronoun 


  • Numbers and Operations
  • Show mastery of one-to-one correspondence
  • Uses manipulatives and numbers to represent quantities from 0 to 30
  • Sequences written numbers to 30
  • Demonstrates mastery of rote counting by 1’s forward to 100; rote counts backward from 20 to 0
  • Demonstrates ability to count by 1s, 5s, and 10s to 100
  • Represents quantities with manipulatives to make sets and compares groups
  • Begins to understand addition as the combining of groups
  • Begins to understand subtraction as it relates to comparing groups and taking away from groups
  • Identifies a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
  • Compose and decompose numbers from 5-19 (e.g., 10+5=15 and 15=10+5)

  • Develops vocabulary that describes attributes of color, size and shape
  • Sorts, classifies and describes sets of objects by one or more attributes
  • Names and describes shapes: triangle, square, rectangle, circle, trapezoid, rhombus, and hexagon
  • Uses nonstandard units to measure real objects in length and weight
Problem Solving


  • Sequences pictures or events chronologically
  • Identifies, extends and constructs patterns with manipulatives

  • Represents and solves real life problems by role playing, using manipulatives or creating graphic representations (e.g., pictures, graphs and patterns)
  • Begins to communicate their problem solving strategies to others

Physical Science

Position and Motion

  • Learns to classify objects by properties (e.g., size, shape and color)
  • Describes the various ways that objects can move (e.g., fast and slow)
  • Understands that a force is a push or a pull
Earth and Space Science

Day and Night

  • Recognizes that the sun supplies heat and light
  • Understands that the sun is necessary for growth and life
  •   Identifies some events around them have repeating patterns (e.g., seasons, days of the week and months)
  •   Describe the weather changes from day to day and over the seasons
Life Science

Plant or Animal

  • Differentiates between living and non-living things
  • Groups both living and non-living things according to similar characteristics
  • Recognizes that animals and plants are living things that grow, and need food, air and water
Social Studies


  • Understands direction words (e.g., up, down, left, right, behind, and in front of)
  • Becomes familiar with a map and a globe
  • Knows street address, town, state, and country in which one lives
  • Identifies important historical places and public buildings within Hopedale

  • Correctly uses words and phrases related to chronology and time (e.g., morning, afternoon and night; today, tomorrow and yesterday)
  • Begins to recognize the significance of American holidays:
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Martin Luther King Day
    • Presidents Day

  • Demonstrates understanding of citizenship (e.g., fairness, justice, authority, responsibility, and rules)

  • Becomes familiar with words relating to work, such as jobs, money, buying, and selling