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Pre-Kindergarten ELA Activities

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

Reading Foundational Skills

PK.RF.1.d

Learn Letters

Recognize and name many letters of the alphabet.

PK.RF.2.a

Words That Rhyme

Supply rhyming words in familiar songs/jingles and identify or match words that rhyme.

PK.RF.2.c

Sounds in Words

Identify initial sounds of familiar words. (Student's own name, names of classmates and items in the classroom/school, etc.)

PK.RF.3.a

Letter Sounds

Identify most common letter sounds.

PK.RF.3.c

Sight Words

Begin to identify high-frequency words.

PK.RF.4

Read Stories

With prompting and support, begin to engage in a variety of texts with purpose and understanding.

Language

PK.L.4.a

Feeling Words

With guidance and support, generate words that are similar in meaning (e.g., rock/stone, happy/glad).

PK.L.5.a

Sorting Objects

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., sort objects by color, shape, or texture).

PK.L.5.b

Finding Opposites

Begin to understand opposites of simple and familiar words (e.g., big/little, short/long, large/small, happy/sad).

PK.L.5.c

Describing Places

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., Tell me the name of a place in the classroom that is noisy or quiet).

PK.L.5.d

Word Meanings

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action through creative or dramatic play, (e.g., whisper, speak, and yell).

Reading Literature

PK.RL.1

Listen to Stories

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about details of familiar stories.

PK.RL.2

Tell a Story

With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, nursery rhymes, or poems.

PK.RL.3

Important Characters

With prompting and support, identify the characters and setting of familiar stories.

PK.RL.4

Learn New Words

With prompting and support, begin to use context (including illustrations) to help define unknown words in familiar stories.

PK.RL.5

Poems and Fables

With prompting and support, recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

PK.RL.7

Stories with Pictures

With prompting and support, use illustrations to help tell a familiar story.

PK.RL.9

Stories Can Be the Same

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