Language Arts Florida Reading Foundational Standards (LAFS): Progression of Skills Across K-5

Grade Level

Kindergarten

First

Second

Print Concepts LAFS.RF.1.1

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

  1. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
  2. Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
  3. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
  4. Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

  1. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation.

 

 

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

 

Phonological Awareness LAFS.RF.2.2

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

  1. Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  2. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
  3. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
  4. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
  5. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

  1. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
  2. Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
  3. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
  4. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).

 

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

 

Phonics and Word Recognition LAFS.RF.3.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
  2. Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
  3. Decode multisyllable words.
  4. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multi-syllabic words in context and out of context.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Fluency LAFS.RF.4.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Grade Level

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Phonics and Word Recognition LAFS.RF.3.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
  2. Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
  3. Decode multisyllable words.
  4. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multi-syllabic words in context and out of context.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  1. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 1: Recall

Fluency LAFS.RF.4.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  1. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

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