Emergent Reader Inventory Key
N –Not observed
Grade/Date Anecdotal Notes
EMERGENT READER BEHAVIORS
Uses reading-like behavior to
approximate book language.
Notices/reads environmental print.
Recognizes some high-frequency words.
Retells favorite stories.
Memorizes rhymes and poems.
Knows what a letter is.
Knows what a word is.
Knows some letters and sounds.
Knows that letter symbols form words.
Knows that text goes left to right.
Knows where to start reading text.
Is establishing 1-to-1 correspondence.