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Kindergarten Language Standards Aligned Resources

Kindergarten ELA Domain: Language

In this second domain, Kindergarten students will continue learning about and working with words. With guidance and support from teachers, students will learn to use affixes, learn the differences in similar action words, and begin to understand opposites of familiar verbs and adjectives. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of each Kindergarten ELA Language standard within the domain:

K.L.4.b

Adding Word Parts

Students will learn about common affixes such as -ed, -s, and -ful to identify and understand the meaning of unknown words.

K.L.5.a

Let's Make Categories

In this standard, students will work with common objects to sort them into categories.

K.L.5.b

Opposites

Kindergarten students will begin to relate common verbs and adjectives to their opposites.

K.L.5.c

How to Use Words

Students will use their surrounding environment to identify and make connections between words and their use.

K.L.5.d

Similar Action Words

Through playful learning and acting, students will continue to understand the subtle differences between similar action verbs.

Get Started with Kindergarten Language Learning Resources

Language is one of four domains included in the Kindergarten ELA standards. Students can expect to learn concepts like:

  • Recognizing and using the most common inflections and affixes to understand the meanings of unknown words
  • Learning the opposites of familiar verbs and adjectives
  • Making real-life connections between words and the environment around them
  • Understanding the differences between action verbs with similar meanings

eSpark Learning helps students continue to grow their knowledge in Language, providing engaging instructional videos, learning songs, and games β€” all aligned to each standard. With this curriculum, teachers can ensure students reach the Common Core benchmarks while maintaining an active and fun learning environment.

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.

In one of several learning songs, students will learn about the plural forms of common things and objects, like hats, cats, and dogs.

Dakota's Dog Rescue game
Choose one of four dogs to rescue
Question asking what the word portion means in order to feed the dog

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.

A Dr. Seuss classic, Cat in the Hat, helps students find and sort different types of objects into the borrowing truck. 

Sticker book sort game
Place the stickers on the page, sorting them by toy or animal
Sort the stickers by weather and clothes

K.L.5.b

Opposites

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

In an engaging game called Jungle Racers, students can choose a character and a vehicle and race their friends by finding the opposites of words along the track.

Jungle Racers Opposites Edition
Question asking what is the opposite of sleep
Animals racing in cars

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).

With the help of The Bazillions, students can learn along with an engaging song called β€˜Wide Open World of Adjectives.’

Wide Open World of Adjectives
Open dictionary full of adjectives
Student rides bike and gives adjectives for what he sees

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.

In one of several interactive games, students will work with Unicorn Magic to identify action words that are similar in meaning.

Unicorn Magic game
Choose which word is stronger than hop, leap or walk
Answer questions correctly to restore colors of the rainbow

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