Kindergarten at a Glance

Language Arts


Reading

  • Identify & produce rhyming words
  • Blend sounds to form words
  • Segment words into sounds
  • Use knowledge of letter sound relationships to decode words
  • Use strategies to read for meaning
  • Make predictions about text
  • Retell main events & facts in fiction & nonfiction
  • Describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions
  • Identify story elements (setting,characters, key events)
  • Make inferences about text & use textual evidence to support understanding
  • Summarize information in text
  • Identify all upper & lower case letters
  • Know all letter sounds
  • Read high frequency words
  • Recognize common spelling patterns such as -at, -in, -op

Writing

  • Form letters legibly
  • Leave spaces between words
  • Spell using appropriate letter/sound relationship
  • Write using dominant consonant sounds at the beginning & end of a word
  • Attempt medial sounds
  • Attempt vowel sounds
  • Write 20 or more high frequency words
  • Use pictures & words to create stories
  • Dictate or writes sentences to tell a story in chronological sequence

Math

  • Read, write & represent numbers (to20)
  • Compare numbers using more than, less than & equal (to 20)
  • Compose & decompose numbers with objects & pictures (to 20)
  • Count from zero to 100
  • Count to 100 by ones beginning with any number & by tens from any given decade (to 100)
  • Count backwards (from 20)
  • Show addition with concrete objects or pictures
  • Show subtraction with concrete objects or pictures
  • Solve word problems using objects &drawings
  • Explain strategies used to solve problems
  • Identify & describe 2D & 3D objects
  • Compare objects by length, capacity& weight
  • Create graphs & draw conclusions from graph
  • Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter

Social Studies

  • National holidays & leaders
  • Relative location
  • Tools for identifying location such as maps & globes
  • Family customs & traditions
  • Jobs, authority figures & rules in school, home & community
  • Wants & needs
  • Ways to earn income

Science

  • 5 senses
  • Force & motion
  • Patterns in nature (day/night, seasons)
  • Describe, compare & sort rocks
  • Living & nonliving things
  • Living organisms (plans & animals)