Kindergarten Curriculum – Common Core Standards

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives”

Goal of curriculum is to ensure that all children and young people develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to grow in life. To enable each child or young person to be a successful student, a confident individual and a responsible citizen.

  • Reading
    • Students know about letters, words, and sounds. They apply this knowledge to read simple sentences.
    • Concepts about book – Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
    • Concepts about book – Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.
    • Concepts about book – Understand that printed materials provide information.
    • Concepts about book – Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.
    • Concepts about book – Distinguish letters from words.
    • Concepts about book – Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
    • Phonemic Awareness – Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) and represent the number, sameness/difference, and order of two and three isolated phonemes (e.g., /f, s, th/, /j, d, j/).
    • Phonemic Awareness – Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) and represent changes in simple syllables and words with two and three sounds as one sound is added, substituted, omitted, shifted, or repeated (e.g., vowel-consonant, consonant-vowel, or consonant-vowel-consonant).
    • Phonemic Awareness – Blend vowel-consonant sounds orally to make words or syllables.
    • Phonemic Awareness – Identify and produce rhyming words in response to an oral prompt.
    • Phonemic Awareness – Distinguish orally stated one-syllable words and separate into beginning or ending sounds.
    • Phonemic Awareness – Track auditorily each word in a sentence and each syllable in a word.
    • Phonemic Awareness – Count the number of sounds in syllables and syllables in words.
    • Decoding and Word Recognition – Match all consonant and short-vowel sounds to appropriate letters.
    • Decoding and Word Recognition – Read simple one-syllable and high-frequency words (i.e., sight words).
    • Decoding and Word Recognition – Understand that as letters of words change, so do the sounds (i.e., the alphabetic principle).
    • Vocabulary and Concept Development -Identify and sort common words in basic categories (e.g., colors, shapes, foods).
    • Vocabulary and Concept Development -Describe common objects and events in both general and specific language.
    • Students identify the basic facts and ideas in what they have read, heard, or viewed. They use comprehension strategies (e.g., generating and responding to questions, comparing new information to what is already known).
    • Structural Features of Informational Materials – Locate the title, table of contents, name of author, and name of illustrator.
    • Comprehension and Analysis of Text – Use pictures and context to make predictions about story content.
    • Comprehension and Analysis of Text – Connect to life experiences the information and events in texts.
    • Comprehension and Analysis of Text – Retell familiar stories.
    • Comprehension and Analysis of Text – Ask and answer questions about essential elements of a text.
    • Students listen and respond to stories based on well-known characters, themes, plots, and settings.
    • Narrative Analysis of Text – Distinguish fantasy from realistic text.
    • Narrative Analysis of Text – Identify types of everyday print materials (e.g., storybooks, poems, newspapers, signs, labels).
    • Narrative Analysis of Text – Identify characters, settings, and important events.
  • Writing
    • Students write works and brief sentences that are legible.
    • Use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, stories, people, objects, or events.
    • Write consonant-vowel-consonant words.
    • Write by moving from left to right and from top to bottom.
  • Written and Oral Language
    • Students write and speak with a command of standard English.
    • Recognize and use complete, coherent sentences when speaking.
    • Spell independently by using pre-phonetic knowledge, sounds of the alphabet, and knowledge of letter names.
  • Listening and Speaking
    • Students listen and respond to oral communication. They speak in clear and coherent sentences.
    • Comprehension.
    • Understand and follow one- and two-step oral directions.
    • Share information and ideas, speaking audibly in complete, coherent sentences.
    • Students deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests, demonstrating command of the organization and delivery strategies outlined in Listening and Speaking Standard.
    • Describe people, places, things (e.g., size, color, shape), locations, and actions.
    • Recite short poems, rhymes, and songs.
    • Relate an experience or creative story in a logical sequence.
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