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K-5 Reading and Language Arts Milestones

K-5 Reading and Writing Milestones

The K-5 Reading and Writing Milestone documents are designed to highlight or focus on some key indicators of students who are reading and writing on grade level. Because reading and writing are complex processes, especially in the development of early literacy, we have included suggested resources that provide a more comprehensive and prescriptive description of the various stages of reading and writing.


Pinnell, G. & Fountas, I. (2011). The Continuum of Literacy Learning: Grades PreK-8. New Hampshire: Heinemann.

Pinnell, G. & Fountas, I. (2009). When Readers Struggle: Teaching that Works. New Hampshire: Heinemann.

Reading Milestones
K-5 Reading Department
Charisse Warren Austin
K-5 Reading Coordinator
Division 1
Brenda Krum
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader
Division 1
Pam McCray 
K-5 Reading Coordinator
Division 2
Amber Bernal
K-5 Reading Coordinator
Division 2
Curriculum and Instruction
Columbus City Schools
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