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Kindergarten ELA Activities

Preview the standards covered within eSpark’s adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments for Kindergarten English Language Arts.

Reading Foundational Skills

K.RF.1.a

Read Stories

Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

K.RF.1.c

Read Stories

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

K.RF.1.d

Upper and Lowercase Letters

Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

K.RF.2.a

Words That Rhyme

Recognize and produce rhyming words.

K.RF.2.b

Count Syllables

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

K.RF.2.d

Letters Make Words

Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

K.RF.2.e

Word Families

Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

K.RF.3.a

Letter Sounds

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.

K.RF.3.c

Sight Words

Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

K.RF.3.d

Word Families

Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

Language

K.L.4.b

Adding Word Parts

Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.

K.L.5.a

Let's Make Categories

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

K.L.5.b

Opposites

Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

K.L.5.c

How to Use Words

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

K.L.5.d

Similar Action Words

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

Reading Literature

K.RL.1

Ask and Answer Questions

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

K.RL.2

Retell Stories

With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

K.RL.3

Tell What Happened

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

K.RL.4

Identify Unknown Words

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

K.RL.5.i

Identify Stories and Poems

Identify stories - Pretend.

K.RL.5.ii

Identify Stories and Poems

Identify poems.

K.RL.5.iii

Identify Stories and Poems

Identify stories - Real.

K.RL.7

Using Pictures in Stories

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

K.RL.9

Compare and Contrast Stories

With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Reading Informational Text

K.RI.1

Ask and Answer Questions

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

K.RI.2

Find the Main Idea

With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

K.RI.3

Make Connections

With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

K.RI.4

Learn New Words

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

K.RI.5

Name the Parts of a Book

Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

K.RI.6

Name Authors and Illustrators

Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

K.RI.7

Pictures Help You Read

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

K.RI.8

Author's Purpose

With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

K.RI.9

Same and Different

With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).