CAPIT Reading Skills Overview

Level 1
TK

PRE-READING SKILLS

  • Students learn the sounds (phonemes) associated with the Lowercase and Uppercase letters
  • Phonemic Awareness (PA) exercises
  • Drills to practice fluency and automaticity
  • Students have full access to CAPIT Reading Level 2 (Kindergarten Program)

Level 2
Kindergarten

READING & WRITING

  • CVC blends (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant, e.g. cat, red, pig, hop, nut)
  • Consonant Clusters (VCC: and, ask, CVCC: camp, milk, CCVC: drip, skip, CCVCC: trust, print)
  • Punctuation marks (, . ? !)
  • Contractions (can’t, let’s)
  • Plurals (cats)
  • Possessive apostrophe (Matt’s cats)
  • Multisyllable words (e.g., picnic, tennis, dentist)
  • Digraphs and Diphthongs: ng, ch, sh, th /θ/, th /ð/, oo /u/, oo /ʊ/, ou, oi, aw, ee, ie, oe, ue, a_e /eɪ/, er, ar, or (gong, chick, ship, bath, this, moon, book, cloud, coin, saw, bee, pie, toe, rescue, cake, hammer, car, corn)
  • Letter formation of all Lowercase and Uppercase letters
  • Beginning Keyboarding skills
  • Capitalization of names, places, and the beginning of sentences
  • Spelling Tests

FLUENCY

  • Decodable Digital Books
  • Rereading exercises

VOCABULARY

  • Definitions & meaning
  • Sentence formation

COMPREHENSION

  • Exercises that promote listening comprehension

Level 3
First Grade

Coming soon…

READING & WRITING

  • Anglo-Saxon and Norman French spelling patterns
  • Schwas
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Spelling tests

FLUENCY

  • Digital Books
  • Rereading exercises

VOCABULARY

  • Definitions & meaning
  • Sentence formation
  • Grammar & tense

COMPREHENSION

  • Exercises that promote listening comprehension

Level 4
Second Grade

Coming soon…

READING & WRITING

  • Latin and Greek spelling patterns
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Spelling tests

FLUENCY

  • Digital Books
  • Rereading exercises

VOCABULARY

  • Definitions & meaning
  • Sentence formation
  • Grammar & tense

COMPREHENSION

  • Exercises that promote listening comprehension