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Pre-K Reading Literature Standards Aligned Resources

Pre-K ELA Domain: Reading Literature

In this domain, Pre-K students will immerse themselves in the world of literature, learning how to listen to stories, retell familiar stories, identify important characters and settings, and much more. Through practice and persistence, students will also begin to use context clues from stories — like illustrations and familiar words — to define new and unknown words. Here’s a closer look at what students can expect to learn throughout the Pre-K ELA Reading Literature domain: 

PK.RL.1

Listen to Stories

With support and prompting from teachers, students will fine-tune their listening skills by asking and answering questions about familiar stories.

PK.RL.2

Tell a Story

In this standard, students will continue to craft their listening skills by retelling familiar texts, including stories, poems, and nursery rhymes.

PK.RL.3

Important Characters

Pre-K students will dive further into the world of storytelling by learning to identify characters and settings of familiar stories.

PK.RL.4

Learn New Words

With prompting and support, students will learn to use context clues in stories to identify and define unknown words in stories and texts.

PK.RL.5

Poems and Fables

Through storytelling and help from teachers, students will begin to identify the most common types of texts, including poems, storybooks, and fables.

PK.RL.7

Stories with Pictures

In this standard, Pre-K students will learn how to use pictures and illustrations to tell familiar stories.

PK.RL.9

Stories Can Be the Same

As students grow their reading literature skills, they will learn to compare and contrast familiar stories, identifying similar (or different) experiences and adventures of characters.

Get Started with Pre-K Reading Literature Learning Resources

Reading Literature is one of three domains included in the Pre-K ELA standards. Students can expect to learn how to:

  • Listen to and retell familiar stories, nursery rhymes, or poems
  • Identify important characters and settings of familiar stories
  • Use context clues and illustrations to define unfamiliar words
  • Recognize different types of texts, like stories and poems
  • Tell a familiar story with pictures
  • Identify and compare similar characters and experiences from different stories

To support Pre-K students in their learning journey, eSpark Learning has developed standards-aligned resources to use throughout the curriculum. All of our engaging activities matches the unique concepts and skills taught through this domain, ensuring students are on the right path to succeed in the years ahead.

Teachers can also support this mission by tapping into eSpark’s data. With these learnings, teachers can monitor their students’ self-pathways and assessments to ensure no one is left behind. This valuable information also helps teachers fine-tune their curriculum and provide individualized learning to those who need it.

PK.RL.1

Listen to Stories

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about details of familiar stories.

With the help of a short, engaging follow-along game, Pre-K students will fine-tune their listening skills by answering questions about the details of a story.

Story book of a baby and mother duck
Girl tells story of a puppy and butterfly being friends
Poem about a girl playing in the rain

PK.RL.2

Tell a Story

With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, nursery rhymes, or poems.

eSpark Learning helps students through this standard with a simple, familiar story that they can read themselves or have read to them.

Cards of story events to be sorted by student
Cards of story events to be sorted by student
Goldilocks looking at bowls of porridge

PK.RL.3

Important Characters

With prompting and support, identify the characters and setting of familiar stories.

Through more interactive texts and activities, students will continue to engage with familiar stories while learning to identify settings and important characters.

The different parts of a fiction story
Cards for student to answer based on story
Story of child reading in bed

PK.RL.4

Learn New Words

With prompting and support, begin to use context (including illustrations) to help define unknown words in familiar stories.

eSpark Learning helps students identify and define unknown words through a fun, engaging story with large illustrations throughout the story that provide helpful context.

Story about llamacorn
Story about woodland creatures
S is for sky

PK.RL.5

Poems and Fables

With prompting and support, recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

Now that students are familiar with all types of different read-along stories, they can tap into more interactive games and books to begin identifying other kinds of familiar texts.

Story about teddy bears sleeping
Poem about Backpack Bear
Different objects in a poem

PK.RL.7

Stories with Pictures

With prompting and support, use illustrations to help tell a familiar story.

For young minds, storytelling includes engaging pictures and illustrations. Through eSpark’s resources and interactive assignments, students will learn how to use visuals to tell familiar stories.

Cartoon child is afraid he lost his pet
Little Critter story
Child explaining illustrations

PK.RL.9

Stories Can Be the Same

With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

As Pre-K students continue to navigate the world of reading and literature, they’ll begin to immerse themselves in stories even more through eSpark’s read-along books, stories, and interactive games.

Story of young llama reading with mother
Characters in a story
Characters in a story

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