Preschool Reading Screener This Screener is intended only for parents of children ages 3, 4 and 5. Most parents complete the Screener in fewer than 15 minutes. The website will not save your Screener responses. Please plan to complete all 31 questions in one visit. *Required fieldI certify that I am a legal adult in my state of residence* Yes Child's age?*345Child’s gender:MALEFEMALEState of ResidenceSelect OneAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingChild's ethnicity/race:Select OneAfrican American/BlackAsianCaucasian/WhiteHispanic/LatinoMultiracialNative AmericanOtherScreener is not intended for diagnostic purposes. See your child’s pediatrician if you suspect your child is struggling with developing age-appropriate skills. Preschool Reading Screener Read each of the following 31 items and check “Yes” if you are confident your child routinely succeeds with that item. If you are not confident your child is successful with the item, check “No.” Oral Language (Questions 1-9 of 31)Likes listening to stories that I read aloud*YesNoFollows simple two- and three-step directions*YesNoContinuously understands and uses new words*YesNoRetells a basic sequence of steps from an activity (such as baking cookies) or a story*YesNoConnects own feelings and experiences to stories we read together*YesNoAnswers questions about experiences and stories in complete sentences*YesNoIdentifies common signs in the community (restaurants, stores)*YesNoUses a variety of descriptive words when talking (such as “gigantic,” “excited,” “frustrated,” “patient,” “ridiculous”)*YesNoAsks questions to clarify or extend conversations*YesNoTotal oral language - hidden Preschool Reading Screener Letter Knowledge (Questions 10-16 of 31)Recognizes his or her own name in print*YesNoSings, says or recites the letters of the alphabet*YesNoNames some letters, especially those in his or her name*YesNoPoints correctly to some letters as I name them*YesNoPoints correctly to some letters as I name the letter sound (“Which letter makes the /b/ sound?”)*YesNoSays the correct letter sound as I point to letters (“What sound does this letter make?”)*YesNoCan identify at least 18 uppercase letters as I point to them*YesNoTotal letter knowledge hidden Preschool Reading Screener Phonological Awareness (Questions 17-25 of 31)Answers correctly when I ask if two simple words rhyme (“Do 'cat' and 'bat' rhyme?” or “Do 'car' and 'house' rhyme?)*YesNoTells me a word that rhymes with the word I say (“Tell me a word that rhymes with red.”)*YesNoPoints to pictures that have the same beginning sound*YesNoNames a word that begins with a specific sound (“Tell me a word that starts with /b/.”)*YesNoIdentifies the beginning sound in words (“What sound do you hear first when I say 'doll' and 'door'?”)*YesNoBlends words into compound words (base + ball = baseball)*YesNoBlends smaller parts of simple words (b + at = bat), using pictures for support*YesNoBreaks compound words apart (pancake = pan + cake)*YesNoRemoves part of a compound word (Take away “stop” from “stoplight,” and you have “light”)*YesNoTotal phonological awareness hidden Preschool Reading Screener Beginning Writing (Questions 26-31 of 31)Enjoys drawing and scribbling*YesNoHolds writing instrument with a comfortable grip*YesNoUnderstands that writing is different than drawing a picture*YesNoWrites his or her name (all letters don’t have to be completely accurate, but the name should be recognizable)*YesNoWrites some letters that I name*YesNoTries to write words or stories and uses one or more correct letters (such as “lo” for “yellow,” “r” for “are,” “hs” for “house,” etc.)*YesNoTotal beginning writing hiddenTotal score CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.