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Kindergarten Standards Aligned Teaching Resources

Kindergarten Math

For Kindergarten students, the mathematical standards focus on five key areas, helping them build upon the concepts and skills introduced to them in eSpark Learning’s Pre-K curriculum. In this year of learning, the standards-aligned teaching resources help students learn concepts like:

  • Counting to 100 by ones and tens
  • Writing numbers
  • Counting objects in different formations
  • Understanding the concept of ‘more or less’
  • Adding and subtracting
  • Measurement and data
  • Naming, identifying, and drawing shapes

With eSpark Learning’s engaging, hands-on activities, Kindergarten students deepen their learning of familiar and brand-new concepts while fine-tuning their skills along the way.

Kindergarten ELA

eSpark’s standards-aligned resources for Kindergarten ELA will support students and teachers as they navigate four total domains. Within each, students can expect to learn a number of familiar and new concepts, including:

  • Reading stories by following words
  • Recognize upper and lowercase letters
  • Understanding letter sounds and syllables
  • Categorizing objects
  • Understanding action words
  • Listening to and retelling stories
  • Asking and answering questions about different texts
  • Identifying different types of familiar texts
  • Comparing and contrasting stories
  • Learning new words

With the help of eSpark Learning resources, teachers can help students further develop in all of the standards outlined by the Common Core. Each of our interactive games, videos, activities, and critical thinking assessments are specially designed to align with the standards, ensuring a deeper understanding and retention of new and familiar subjects. As Kindergarten students continue to learn and grow throughout the year, teachers can feel confident in the foundation they’re laying for the years ahead.

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Kindergarten Math

Kindergarten math includes a total of 27 standards divided into five domains. Throughout the year, students will build upon familiar concepts they learned through the eSpark Learning Pre-K Math curriculum, including counting and reciting numbers, matching written numerals with objects and quantities, and understanding the idea of ‘before’ and ‘after’ in number sequences.

The standards will also introduce many brand-new mathematical lessons and concepts — all of which will be supported through eSpark Learning. Those concepts include addition and subtraction, working with larger numbers, measuring objects, and learning to describe, identify, and draw different shapes.

Explore eSpark’s Curriculum for Kindergarten math to explore all of our standards-aligned resources, games, activities, and assessments.

Kindergarten ELA

For Kindergarten ELA, there are 33 standards divided into four domains. Like the mathematical standards, Kindergarten ELA introduces brand-new lessons and concepts while building on the knowledge and skills developed throughout the Pre-K ELA curriculum. Students will continue learning about letters, letter sounds, and words that rhyme. They’ll also expand their knowledge through reading familiar texts, growing their vocabulary, and understanding informational text.Take a closer look at the Kindergarten ELA curriculum to unlock eSpark Learning’s standards-aligned curriculum and activities.

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Kindergarten Grade Math

As mentioned previously, the Common Core standards for Kindergarten math include five domains. Within each, students will build upon the lessons learned in Pre-K, while diving deeper into those same concepts to grow and expand their knowledge. Here’s what teachers can expect Kindergarten students to learn in each domain:

Counting and Cardinality

  • Count to 100 by ones and tens
  • Write numbers 1-20 and apply written numerals to objects
  • Count 1-20 objects in a variety of arrangements
  • Understand the succession of numbers and how to add one
  • Identify groups of objects as greater than, less than, or equal to one another

Measurement and Data

  • Compare objects through basic measurements, like longer or shorter and heavier or lighter
  • Count, classify, and sort objects in different categories

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Use visuals such as fingers, objects, and illustrations to learn addition and subtraction
  • Learn how to create bigger numbers from smaller ones (e.g. 1 + 4 = 5)
  • Add and subtract using the numbers 1 through 5


  • Learn shape names and use them to describe different surrounding objects
  • Correctly identify, compare and draw shapes
  • Identify shapes with different dimensions
  • Name shapes in different orientations

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

  • Use objects to introduce and identify numbers in the teens

Kindergarten ELA

Kindergarten ELA standards include four domains. By the end of the year, students should be able to build upon the knowledge and skills introduced in the Pre-K curriculum while taking on brand-new concepts in the world of informational text. Here’s a closer look at what Kindergarten students can expect to learn:

Reading Foundational Skills

  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print
  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
  • Add or substitute individual sounds

Reading Literature

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
  • Retell stories and demonstrate the understanding of them
  • Retell familiar stories, including key details
  • Understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction
  • Identify narrators in a story
  • Describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear
  • Identify poems


  • Identify real-life connections between words and their use
  • Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs
  • Sort common objects into categories
  • Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs
  • Use clues to find the meaning of an unknown word

Reading Informational Text

  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text
  • Name the author and illustrator of a text
  • Ask and answer questions to find the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases
  • Identify the author’s purpose in different texts
  • Compare and contrast two texts of the same topic

Ready to get started teaching the standards with eSpark?