Early Childhood Checklists

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This is a zipped file containing 9 different checklists that I use in my Prep class, but may be suitable for students a year older or younger.

The checklists included are:

*Math concepts- check it out in the preview!
This one covers several different basic math concepts. I use this one at the beginning of the year. Each child will need their own sheet.

* A Gross Motor Development Checklist
This one is a whole class to a sheet. I usually just have this one on a clipboard during playground duty and jot down the date the milestone was achieved in the relevant box.

*Letter and Sound Recognition Checklist
This one is one sheet per child, but has the capability of recording 4 terms worth of testing on the one sheet. It tests the childrens' recognition of both upper and lower case letters and sounds, and also has room to jot small notes or mispronunciations. I colour code, using a different coloured pen each term (there is a key to write which colour belongs to which term) and also a box for each term's test date. I use this one extensively throughout the year.
The alphabet is arranged in the order that the letters are taught if following the jolly phonics program, but this doesn't affect the usability of the sheet for other phonics programs.

*Reading: Oral Language Checklist
This is a simple whole class to a sheet checklist assessing basic oral language skills. This can either be used as a whole class checklist, or as an ongoing checklist over the year for individual students, depending on what age and stage your kiddos are at.

*Reading Readiness Checklist
This is another either whole class or yearly individual checklist assessing students emerging reading skills.

* Reading Conventions Checklist
This either whole class or yearly individual checklist covers print concepts such as text directionality, initial consonant recognition, inferencing and parts of a book (cover, spine, back, turning the pages correctly).

*Subitisation Checklist
This is a whole class checklist to record testing for subitising both normal dice dot patterns and random dot patterns up to 5. It does not include the dot patterns, but my store has a free powerpoint to use if needed.

*Comprehension checklist
I personally use this as a whole class checklist, checking off skills over the course of the year, but you could do it individually or as a once-of check at the beginning of the year, whatever works for you! It checks off skills such as understanding schema, inferencing, prediciting, making connections etc.

*Phonemic awareness
This comprehensive checklist is a year-long one for the whole class. I just jot down the date they achieved the skill. It covers a wide range of skills, starting off with simple initial sound recognition, and moving all the way up to syllable dropping and sound manipulation. This one is my most critical checklist, not only for reporting and assessing, but for knowing exactly where my kiddos are at and the areas that need to be strengthened to become better readers and writers.

Please let me know if this was useful for you, and also if you have any suggestions for other checklists to include. I love hearing from you!

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