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Early Literacy Skills Needed for The Admissions Test for Beginning Learners® (AABL® Test)

Early Literacy Skills Needed for The Admissions Test for Beginning Learners® (AABL® Test)

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - July 15th, 2014

The AABL® Test assesses a child’s skills in the area of Early Literacy. This covers a myriad of individual abilities, including:

Early Literacy Skills
• a good vocabulary,
•ability to identify numbers, letters, shapes ,
•knowledge of letter sounds,
•can recognize and use rhyme and alliteration (Peter Piper picked a peck…),
•can break words into syllables,
•understands that words are made of discrete sounds and can work with these sounds (phonological awareness),
•has print awareness – knows books are read from left to right, top to bottom, squiggles on page represent letters that make sounds that combine to make words, etc.,
•can retell a story that was read to him,
•knows that stories have a beginning, middle and end,
•can make up stories based on pictures in a book.

Below are two examples of questions in the area of Early Literacy. There are many different types!

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Look at these pictures. Choose the picture that best goes with the word “citrus.” (Answer: the orange)

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Look at these pictures. They are of a leg, an egg, and a shoe. Choose the picture that doesn’t rhyme. (Answer: the shoe)
Hundreds of practice questions to build your child’s early literacy skills are available at www.TestingMom.com. After you join at the top 1% level, just log in, go to Select Practice Questions, and then go to practice questions for The Admissions Test for Beginning Learners® (AABL® test).

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