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Pre-K Reading Foundational Skills Standards Aligned Resources

Pre-K ELA Domain: Reading Foundational Skills

In the first domain for Pre-K ELA, students will start with the basic principles of letters and words. First, they’ll learn how to recognize and recite several letters of the alphabet. From there, they’ll begin to learn and identify letter sounds, words that rhyme, and familiar sight words. Finally, Pre-K students will start to engage with a number of different stories, demonstrating engagement and understanding. Here’s a closer look at each standard within the the Pre-K Reading Foundational Skills domain:

PK.RF.1.d

Learn Letters

Students will begin with the building blocks of reading and language, learning to recognize and recite several letters of the alphabet.

PK.RF.2.a

Words that Rhyme

Through familiar songs and jingles, Pre-K students will learn to identify and match words that rhyme.

PK.RF.2.c

Sounds in Words

Using the environment around them, students will identify initial sounds of familiar words, like names and classroom items.

PK.RF.3.a

Letter Sounds

In this standard, students will recognize and identify the most common letter sounds.

PK.RF.3.c

Sight Words

Through lots of repetition and engagement with texts, students will focus on sight words -- identifying words that are used most frequently.

PK.RF.4

Read Stories

With help and support from teachers, students will start to engage with and understand a variety of different texts and stories.

Get Started with Pre-K Reading Foundational Skills Learning Resources

Reading Foundational Skills is one of three domains included in the Pre-K ELA standards. Students can expect to learn concepts like:

  • Learn and recognize several letters of the alphabet
  • Begin to identify words that rhyme in familiar songs and jingles
  • Identify the most common letter sounds in familiar words, like names and classroom items
  • Start to engage with and understand different stories

 

To help students build these crucial and necessary reading foundational skills, eSpark Learning supplies a variety of standards-aligned resources, activities, games, videos, and quizzes along the way. This encourages group and individualized learning so students can grow and develop in each unique area.

What’s more, teachers can leverage data from eSpark’s curriculum to closely monitor each student’s progress throughout the domain. With this information, teachers will be able to quickly assess whether students are retaining the information taught and provide more individualized learning where necessary. Below is a more detailed breakdown of how eSpark Learning resources support each standard within the Pre-K Reading Foundational Skills domain.

PK.RF.1.d

Learn Letters

Recognize and name many letters of the alphabet.

Through songs, videos, and interactive games, students can further practice learning how to recite and identify letters of the alphabet.

Reading the alphabet on a chalk board
Choose the meatball with the correct letter
Color in the octopus using the correct letters and colors

PK.RF.2.a

Words that Rhyme

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

One of the most effective tools for young minds is learning through song. With the help of eSpark’s engaging songs, jingles, and activities, students will learn to identify and match rhyming words.

Birthday card poem
Animals singing rain rain go away
Rhyme words song

PK.RF.2.c

Sounds in Words

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

While this lesson can be applied directly in the classroom, teachers can tap into eSpark Learning to help students practice and fine-tune their skills in identifying sounds in words.

Mama Llama song
Elmo matching rhyming words game
Teacher showing students different letter sounds

PK.RF.3.a

Letter Sounds

Identify most common letter sounds.

When you’re introducing brand-new concepts to young minds, practice and repetition are two of the most necessary tools for success. Students can tap into fun, interactive games to complete a mission while learning letter sounds along the way!

Help the monkeys choose the correct letter balloons
Caterpillar letter game
Alphabet song for letter sounds

PK.RF.3.c

Sight Words

Begin to identify high-frequency words.

At this point, students will be armed with the knowledge to hear sounds in words and letters. Now, with the help of engaging videos and games, they’ll learn to see and identify simple and familiar words that are used most often.

Motorbike sight word game
Sight word snowball game
Dragon sight word story

PK.RF.4

Read Stories

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

Reading stories together is a great way to engage students and learn together. Through eSpark Learning, students can also engage in storytelling through read-along activities that fine-tune their listening and retention skills.

Song about reading
Elmo carnival story game
Clifford adventure stories

Ready to get started teaching the standards with eSpark?