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KINDERGARTEN - READING: Understanding and Using Literary Texts
Standard K-1:The student will begin to read and comprehend a variety of literary texts in print and nonprint formats.
Students in kindergarten read four major types of literary texts: fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama. In the category of fiction, they read the following specific types of texts: picture books and fantasy. In the category of literary nonfiction, autobiographical and biographical sketches are read aloud to students. In the category of poetry, they read nursery and counting rhymes, songs, narrative poems, lyrical poems, humorous poems, and free verse.
K-1.1 Use pictures and words to make predictions regarding a story read aloud.
K-1.2 Understand that a narrator tells the story.
K-1.3 Exemplify sound devices (including onomatopoeia & alliteration) in texts read aloud.
K-1.4 Generate a retelling that identifies the characters and the setting in a story and relates the important events in sequential order.
K-1.5 Understand how the author’s choice of words affects the meaning of the text.
K-1.6 Use relevant details in summarizing stories read aloud.
K-1.7 Create responses to literary texts through a variety of methods such as writing,
creative dramatics, and the visual and performing arts.
K-1.8 Carry out independent reading for pleasure.
K-1.9Recall the characteristics of fantasy.
READING: Understanding and Using Informational Texts
Standard K-2:The student will begin to read and comprehend a variety of informational texts in print and nonprint formats.
Kindergarten students read informational (expository/persuasive/argumentative) texts of the following types: informational trade books and magazine articles. They also read directions, graphs, and recipes embedded in informational texts.
K-2.1 Summarize the central idea and details from informational texts read aloud.
K-2.2 Analyze texts during classroom discussions to make inferences.
K-2.3 Exemplify facts in texts read aloud.
K-2.4 Create responses to informational texts through a variety of methods such as drawings, written works, and oral presentations.
K-2.5 Carry out independent reading to gain information.
K-2.6 Understand that headings and print styles (e.g., italics, bold, larger type) provide information to the reader.
K-2.7 Understand graphic features such as illustrations and graphs.
K-2.8 Recognize tables of contents.
K-2.9 Conclude the cause of an event described in a text read aloud.
READING: Learning to Read
Standard K-3The student will learn to read by applying appropriate skills and strategies.
Indicators for this standard in kindergarten through grade two focus on beginning reading skills and strategies and support the five components—comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary—delineated by the National Reading Panel as central to a child’s learning to read. These indicators will be assessed by the classroom teacher.
Oral Language Acquisition and Vocabulary Development
K-3.1 Use pictures and context to construct the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts read aloud.
K-3.2 Create a different form of a familiar word by adding an –s or –ing ending.
K-3.3 Use vocabulary acquired from a variety of sources (including conversations, texts read-aloud, and the media).
K-3.4 Recognize high-frequency words.
K-3.5 Use oral rhymes, poems, and songs to build fluency.
K-3.6 Use appropriate voice level when speaking.
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
K-3.7 Use beginning sounds, ending sounds, and onsets and rimes to generate words orally.
K-3.8 Match consonant and short-vowel sounds to the appropriate letters.
K-3.9 Understand that multiple small words can make compound words.
K-3.10 Recognize uppercase and lowercase letters and their order in the alphabet.
K-3.11 Create rhyming words in response to an oral prompt.
K-3.12 Classify words by categories such as beginning and ending sounds.
K-3.13 Identify beginning and ending sounds in words.
K-3.14 Create words by orally adding, deleting, or changing sounds.
Oral Language Acquisition and Comprehension Development
K-3.15 Use prior knowledge and life experiences to construct meaning from texts.
K-3.16 Understand environmental print in such forms as signs in the school, road signs, restaurant and store signs, and logos.
Concepts about Print
K-3.17 Exemplify the parts of a book (including the front and back covers, the title, and the author’s name).
K-3.18 Carry out left-to-right and top-to-bottom directionality on the printed page.
K-3.19 Distinguish between letters and words.
WRITING: Developing Written Communications
Standard K-4: The student will begin to create written work that has a clear focus, sufficient detail, coherent organization, effective use of voice, and correct use of the conventions of written Standard American English.
Oral Language Expression
K-4.1 Generate ideas for writing by using techniques such as participating in conversations and looking at pictures.
K-4.2 Generate complete sentences orally.
Early Writing Development
K-4.3 Use pictures, letters, or words to tell a story from beginning to end.
K-4.4 Understand that a person’s name is a proper noun.
K-4.5 Use proofreading skills to edit small-group or whole-class writing with teacher support.
K-4.6 Use strategies to revise small group or whole class writing with teacher support.
K-4.7 Use uppercase and lowercase letters.
K-4.8 Use appropriate letter formation when printing.
WRITING: Producing Written Communications in a Variety of Forms
Standard K-5: The student will begin to write for a variety of purposes and audiences.
K-5.1 Use drawings, letters, or words to create written communications such as notes,
K-5.2 Use drawings, letters, or words to create narratives such as stories and journal entries about people, places, or things.
K-5.3 Use drawings, letters, or words to create descriptions of personal experiences, people, places, or things.
K-5.4 Use drawings, letters, or words to create written pieces such as simple rhymes to entertain others.
RESEARCHING: Applying the Skills of Inquiry and Oral Communication
Standard K-6: The student will begin to access and use information from a variety of sources.
K-6.1 Generate how and why questions about a topic of interest.
K-6.2 Understand that information can be found in print sources such as books, pictures, simple graphs, and charts and nonprint media such as videos, television, films, radio, and the Internet.
K-6.3 Classify information by constructing categories such as living and nonliving things.
K-6.4 Use complete sentences when orally communicating with others.
K-6.5 Understand and follow one- and two-step oral directions.
Standard K-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry, including the processes, skills, and mathematical thinking necessary to conduct a simple scientific investigation.
K-1.1 Identify observed objects or events by using the senses.
K-1.2 Use tools (including magnifiers and eyedroppers) safely, accurately, and appropriately when gathering specific data.
K-1.3 Predict and explain information or events based on observation or previous experience.
K-1.4 Compare objects by using nonstandard units of measurement.
K-1.5 Use appropriate safety procedures when conducting investigations.
Characteristics of Organisms (Life Science)
Standard K-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of organisms.
K-2.1 Recognize what organisms need to stay alive (including air, water, food, and shelter).
K-2.2 Identify examples of organisms and nonliving things.
K-2.3 Match parents with their offspring to show that plants and animals closely resemble their parents.
K-2.4 Compare individual examples of a particular type of plant or animal to determine that there are differences among individuals.
K-2.5 Recognize that all organisms go through stages of growth & change called life cycles.
My Body (Life Science)
Standard K-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the distinct structures of human body and the different functions they serve.
K-3.1 Identify the distinct structures in the human body that are for walking, holding,
K-3.2 Identify the functions of sensory organs (including eyes, nose, ears, tongue, skin).
Seasonal Changes (Earth Science)
Standard K-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of seasonal weather changes.
K-4.1 Identify weather changes that occur from day to day.
K-4.2 Compare the weather patterns that occur from season to season.
K-4.3 Summarize ways that the seasons affect plants and animals.
Exploring Matter (Physical Science)
Standard K-5: The student will demonstrate the understanding that objects can be described by their observable properties.
K-5.1 Classify objects by observable properties (including size, color, shape, magnetic
K-5.2 Compare the properties of different types of materials (including wood, plastic, metal, cloth, and paper) from which objects are made.
SOCIAL STUDIES- Children as Citizens: An Introduction to Social Studies
H= history G= geography P = political science/government E = economics
Standard K-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the way families live and
work together now and the way they lived and worked together in the past.
K-1.2 Explain how changes in modes of communication and transportation have changed the way that families live and work, including e-mail and the telephone as opposed to letters and messengers for communication and the automobile as opposed to the horse for transportation. (H, G)
Standard K-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of rules and authority in a
K-2.1 Explain the purposes of rules and laws and the consequences of breaking them,
K-2.2 Summarize the roles of people in authority in a child’s life, including those of parents and teachers. (P)
K-2.3 Identify people in the community and school who enforce the rules that keep people safe, including crossing guards, firefighters, and police officers. (P)
Standard K-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of key American figures and symbols.
K-3.1 Recognize the significance of things that exemplify the values and principles of American democracy, including the Pledge of Allegiance, songs such as "The Star-Spangled Banner" (our national anthem) and "America the Beautiful," and the American flag. (H, P)
K-3.2 Illustrate the significant actions of important American figures, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr. (H, P)
K-3.3 Identify the reasons for celebrating the national holidays, including Independence Day, Thanksgiving, President’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (H, P)
Standard K-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship.
K-4.1 Identify qualities of good citizenship, including honesty, courage, determination, individual responsibility, and patriotism. (P)
K-4.2 Demonstrate good citizenship in classroom behaviors, including taking personal responsibility, cooperating and respecting others, taking turns and sharing, and working with others to solve problems. (P)
Standard K-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of his or her surroundings.
K-5.1 Identify the location of school, home, neighborhood, community, city/town, and state on a map. (G)
K-5.2 Provide examples of personal connections to places, including immediate surroundings, home, school, and neighborhood. (G)
K-5.3 Construct a simple map. (G)
K-5.4 Recognize natural features of the environment, including mountains and bodies of water, through pictures, literature, and models. (G)
Standard K-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of different businesses in the community and the idea of work.
K-6.1 Classify several community businesses according to goods and services they
K-6.2 Summarize methods of obtaining goods and services. (E)
K-6.3 Match descriptions of work to the names of jobs in the school and local community, in the past and present, including jobs related to safety. (E, H)