The Kindergarten standards for English Language Arts (ELA) are constructed to help them improve their skills across four domains:
With eSpark Learning’s standards-aligned resources, Kindergarten students will continue to build on the foundation of the Pre-K curriculum. First, they’ll learn to follow words on a page, recognizing and naming all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet. Kindergarten students will also learn to read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you).
Students will develop their language skills in the second standard, identifying real-life connections between words and their use. As they did in the Pre-Kindergarten curriculums, students will also distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action.
Next, kindergarten students will dive into the world of literature to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories. They’ll start to identify the main aspects of a text — like characters, plots, settings, and narrators — and describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear. Students will also continue to listen to and ask questions about stories, using their knowledge to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
In the final standard, students will continue to grow their proficiency in reading informational text. Similar to the Reading Literature domain, students will explore informational texts to identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic. Kindergarten students will also describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.
With the help of eSpark Learning in the classroom, students can learn up to 1.5 times faster than their peers. Through activities, videos, games, and assessments, kindergarten students will be more engaged, and teachers will feel confident knowing their curriculum is backed by research-based materials that help everyone achieve the standards set forth by the Common Core.