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    Pre-K Language Standards Aligned Resources

    Pre-K ELA Domain: Language

    Pre-K students will start to expand their knowledge of familiar words in this domain while applying them to new concepts. With guidance and support from teachers, students will learn opposites of familiar words, how to describe real-life places, and different word meanings through creative playtime. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of each Pre-K ELA Language standard within the domain:

    PK.L.4.a

    Feeling Words

    Students will begin to learn and produce words with similar meanings (e.g., happy/glad, sad/upset).

    PK.L.5.a

    Sorting Objects

    Students will learn to sort common objects into different categories, like shape, color, or texture. 

    PK.L.6.a

    Finding Opposites

    With some help and prompting, students will start to identify opposites of familiar words (e.g., happy/sad, short/long).

    PK.L.7.a

    Describing Places

    In this standard, students will learn to describe places by connecting familiar words and meanings to real-life surroundings.

    PK.L.8.a

    Word Meanings

    Finally, students will learn different meanings of verbs that describe the same general action — like whisper, speak, and yell. This will be done through dramatic or creative play. 

    Get Started with Pre-K Language Learning Resources

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

    • Understanding words and actions with similar meanings
    • Sorting objects by category
    • Finding opposites of familiar and simple words
    • Making connections between words and their use to identify and describe places

    To help students navigate these brand-new concepts, eSpark Learning provides resources and engaging activities for each standard. This helps ensure students are learning and retaining the knowledge necessary to reach the Common Core goals outlined for them in the year ahead. 

    For teachers, eSpark Learning provides additional support in the classroom with a variety of group and self-paced assignments. Through these, teachers can also monitor students’ progress along the way, allowing them to provide more individualized learning for their unique classroom.

    PK.L.4.a

    Feeling Words

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

    To help Pre-K students make familiar connections, eSpark Learning provides visually engaging games and activities that pair perfectly with this standard.

    Fairy Frankie's Matching Game
    Match the feelings word and image with its synonym
    Match the feelings word and image with its synonym

    PK.L.5.a

    Sorting Objects

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

    Through hands-on, interactive games, eSpark Learning helps students practice and fine-tune the skill of organizing and sorting objects with different characteristics.

    Sticker Book Sort Game
    Sort stickers by big and small
    Sort blue and yellow stickers

    PK.L.6.a

    Finding Opposites

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

    eSpark Learning helps students better understand the concept of finding opposites through videos, memorable sing-a-longs, and games with visual and word associations.

    Jungle Racers: Opposites Edition
    Animals race their cars in the jungle
    Select the opposite of the word

    PK.L.7.a

    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).

    While much of this learning will be applied in group classroom settings, eSpark Learning provides resources that help reinforce this concept through fun and engaging quizzes students can take at their own pace.

    Campfire Building Game
    Select the items that could be found at a pet store
    Select the items that could be found at a pet store

    PK.L.8.a

    Word Meanings

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

    Like the previous standard, this concept will also most likely be applied through in-class, group activities. But to help students better grasp these learnings, teachers can leverage eSpark’s playful quizzes and assignments that are aligned to this unique standard.

    Unicorn Magic word game
    Select the word that is weaker than gigantic
    Help the unicorn build back her magic to color in the rainbow

    Ready to get started teaching the standards with eSpark?