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Kindergarten

Reading
Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details

RL.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

RL.K.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

RL.K.3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
  1. Elements of a Story
    -Explains characters, settings, plot, etc. using the story of Cinderella.
    - Teacher support recommended for this site, but parts of it will work well for K students learning story elements.
  2. Johnnie’s Story Page
    -Stories for beginning to advanced readers
  3. Speakaboos Stories
    Songs,Games, Worksheets & Fun Stuff
  1. Nursery Rhymes Tap
  2. Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime
  3. 20 Nursery Rhymes
  1. KidPix
  2. Kidspiration

 

 

Craft and Structure

RL.K.4. Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

RL.K.5. Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

RL.K.6. With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
  1. Between the Lions by PBS Folktales and Fables
    -Links to short video clips.
  2. Giggle Poetry
    -Hundreds of poems to read and rate
    -Ads
  3. Shel Silverstein's Poetry Site
    -Poetry, puzzles, games, and more
  4. Poetry Splatter
    -Choose a poem to finish by using the words that are SPLATTED on your easel. -Requires Flash
  1. Kids & Childs Poems
    -Modern poetry for kids.
    - Can change font settings.
  2. Kids Poems

  1. Kidpix
  2. Kidspiration
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RL.K.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

RL.K.8. (Not applicable to literature)

RL.K.9. With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
  1. Enchanted Learning
    -Venn diagrams and lessons teaching K compare & contrast
    --enchantedlearning membership is supported by ccsd
  2. Have Fun Teaching Worksheets
    -Reading-worksheets/compare-and-contrast Venn diagrams
    -Lessons teaching K compare & contrast
  1. Going Places
    -Several stories on separate app for each story or set of stories. Library A = set of 12 stories
  2. Speech with Milo: Sequencing
  3. This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It)
    - By Gramercy Consultants
    -Make a story, match a story, read a story.
  1. Kidspiration
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RL.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

 

  1. Game Goo
    -Genre, poetry, letter recognition, leveled for beginners-intermediate-advanced.
  2. Online Talking Stories
    -British Council Stories with interactive page turning/clicking
  3. Story Time for Me
    -Choose a character and listen to the corresponding stories.
  1. Little Readers/Mother Goose
  2. Reading A-Z
    - Offers one free story at each reading level
 
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Reading: Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details

RI.K.1. With prompting and support,
ask and answer questions about key
details in a text.

RI.K.2. With prompting and support,
identify the main topic and retell key
details of a text.

RI.K.3. With prompting and support,
describe the connection between two
individuals, events,ideas, or pieces
of information in a text.

  1. Read Write Think
    -Standards based lesson with assessment rubrics and strategies for K-2, with links to other websites that host informational text for primary students.
  2. Scholastic Character Scrapbook
    -Interactive site to help analyze the characters in any book
  1. iLearn With the Mighty Jungle (Life Science App)
    -Informational text and games on animal habitats, their features, behaviors, etc.
  2. iLearn With Poko: Seasons and Weather
    -Informational text and games about the seasons and the weather that accompany them.
  3. A Life Cycle App
    -Narrations, text, and illustrations are used to teach the life cycle of frogs, plants, water, rocks, the moon, and more.
  1. KidPix
  2. Kidspiration
    -Use templates or Venn Diagram
Craft and Structure

RI.K.4. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

RI.K.5. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

RI.K.6. Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

  1. Mother Goose
    -Shows picture of the front cover of the book, and tells illustrator and author
    - 6 nursery rhymes
  2. Playrific
    -Clip # 29 Discusses and labels the parts of a book including the cover, spine, title page, and copyright information.
    - 30 day free-trial available.
  3. TES iboard
    -Choose from narrative, non-fiction, sentence structure/punctuation, and word work.
  1. Ansel & Clair's Adventures in Africa
    - Most of the pictures have audible as well as the printed word when you click them.
    - Recommended for ages 4-10, but some teacher support is recommended.
  1. Chuck Wagon Bill
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.K.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

RI.K.8. With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

RI.K.9. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

  1. TES iboard
    -Choose from Narrative, Non-fiction, sentence structure and punctuation, and word work.
  1. Wondla By Difference Games
    - A Spot-the-Difference Game based on the novel “The Search for Wondla” by Tony DiTerlizzi.
  1. Kidspiration: -Comparing -Literary Elements
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RI.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

  1. Starfall
    -A range of difficulty levels of stories to listen to and discuss.
  1. Roxie's Doors
    -Helps students find hidden objects to help their pre-reading/discrimination skills.
  2. Spot the Dot
    -This app helps students develop their pre-reading skills by having them look for the missing dot.
    - Levels of difficulty progress with correct answers.
 
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Reading: Foundational Skills
Print Concepts

RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

  • Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
    Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet..
  1. Learning Planet
    -Great for learning the alphabet...have to fill in the missing letter.
  2. Lickety Letter Bingo
    -Students have to recognize the letter that is spoken to them. -1st level is uppercase, 2nd level is lowercase and 3rd level is mixed.
  3. Play and Learn
    -Choose to practice lower case, upper case, or both
  4. StarFall
  5. Ziggity Zoom Stories
    -Simple narrated storybooks with interactive page turning.
  1. ABCBuddy
    -Uppercase and lowercase letter recognition and finding the letter in onscreen keyboard.
  2. ABC Interactive Flash Cards
    -Learn letters of the alphabet with animations and music. Winner of many app awards.
  3. Alphabytes
    -Learn your letters, trace them and use them to spell simple words.
  4. Intro to Letters
    -Learn to trace, read, write and even record letter sounds, names, and phonemes.
  1. ABC World
  2. Chuck Wagon Bill
  3. Letters From Camp
Phonological Awareness

RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

  • Recognize and produce rhyming words.

  • Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

  • Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

  • Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

  • Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
  1. BBC Little Animal Sounds
    -Works on beginning, middle, and ending sounds as well as rhyming.
  2. Building Language for Literacy
    - Choose "Reggie" to help children categorize objects by dragging and dropping them into a box.
  3. KOL Jr. Musical Worms Spelling
    -Work on letters and spelling with this musical worm game
  4. Roy the Zebra
    -Interactive guided reading stories, rhyming words, full-stops (periods) and more.
    - Free registration.
  5. Words and Pictures
    -CVC words, high frequency words, and consonant cluster games.
  1. Build a Word
    -Dolch Words, also short-vowel words and long-vowel words, or create your own word list.
  2. Dora's Rhyming Word Adventure
    -Help Dora with rhyming words or with segmenting words by isolating their beginning, middle, or ending sounds.
  3. Phonics Made Easy Flash Action
    -Rhymes, beginning/middle/ending sounds, blends and digraphs, vowel sounds.
  1. ABC World
Phonics and Word Recognition

RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.

  • Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

  • Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do,does).

  • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
  1. KOL Jr.
    - Click on "Learn Your Letters" to match words that have the same beginning letter, and then use mouse control to drag the cow over the words.
  2. Read Write Think Picture Match
    --match the long and short vowel sounds and beginning letter sounds to a picture.
  3. TES iboard
    -Choose from Narrative, Non-fiction, sentence structure/punctuation, and word work.
  1. Learn Sight Words by BrightTrail
    -Dolch wordlist
  2. Montessori Crosswords Teach and Spell With Phonics Enabled Alphabet.
    - This app has learners "push" letters into sound boxes to create words. Teacher and parent recommended.
  3. Spell and Listen Talking Flashcards
    -550 everyday words, 1100 pictures and 550 sounds to strengthen vocabulary--
  1. ABC World
Fluency

RF.K.4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
 
  1. iTalk Recorder
    An easy-to-use app for recording reading for fluency practice. Email or download recordings when done.
  1. KidPix
    -Students can record their voices/reading into KidPix and listen to it.
Writing
Text Types and Purposes

W.K.1. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).

W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

W.K.3. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.

 

  1. Little Bird Tales
    -Web 2.0 (Must create free account)
  2. Storybird
    -Create stories using pictures from the Storybird collection.
    - Free account required.
  3. TES iboard
    -Click on ict tab...use pictures to create a story.
  1. AudioNote - Notepad and Voice Recorder NoteTaker
    -Have students practice writing their letters, name, words, or even short sentences.
  2. Pages
  3. ScreenChomp
    -Draw and record your story or piece of writing, then either save it as an mp4 or email it to someone.
  1. KidPix
  2. Kidspiration
  3. Pages
Production and Distribution of Writing

W.K.4. (Begins in grade 3)

W.K.5. With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

W.K.6. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

  1. Little Bird Tales
    -Web 2.0 (Must create free account)
  2. Storybird
    -Create stories using pictures from the Storybird collection.
    - Free account required.
  1. ScreenChomp
    -Draw and record your story or piece of writing, then either save it as an mp4 or email it to someone.
  1. KidPix
  2. Kidspiration
  3. Pages
Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W.K.7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).

W.K.8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

W.K.9.
(Begins in grade 4)

 
  1. Pocket Zoo
    -"Research" and learn about animals through live animal cams, photos, and fun facts and then share what you learn!
  1. KidPix
    -Create a slideshow for a group project or a project with an older peer "study buddy."
Range of Writing

W.K.10. (Begins in grade 3)

     
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Comprehension and Collaboration

SL.K.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups

  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

  • Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.


SL.K.2. Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

SL.K.3. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood

  1. Kids Audio Books
    - A variety of free primary audio stories. Site contains holiday stories, fairytales, fables, and more in a MP3 (NO VIDEO) format for students to listen to. Stories can be downloaded or played from the link.
  2. Storynory
    - Audio only website with a variety of stories--you choose your genre at the top of the screen.
  3. Utah Education Network
    -Several listening games for grades K-2.
  1. Conversation Builder
    -Help students learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation. They can even record their own voice in this app.
  2. Question Builder
    -Help students learn to create and answer questions.
  3. What is it? Auditory Flashcards
    -Listen to the sounds and try to guess what it is.
    - Categories are animals, foods, in the city, around the house,
    musical instruments, and more.
  1. KidPix
    Give students a vivid oral description of an object and have them draw it in KidPix. Have them describe their pictures using the same descriptive vocabulary using the voice recorder. Put into a slideshow.
  2. Kidspiration
    Choose a set of pictures (e.g. animals). Using descriptive words, have students find the corresponding picture in the group. Have students describe pictures for other students to find.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

SL.K.4. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

SL.K.5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

SL.K.6. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
     
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Language
Conventions of Standard English

L.K.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • Print many upper- and lowercase letters.

  • Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

  • Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).

  • Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).

  • Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).

  • Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

L.K.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.

  • Recognize and name end punctuation.

  • Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

  • Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
  1. Magical Capitals
    - Help the fairy find the words in the sentences that need to be capitalized.
    - Primarily focuses on the first word of a sentence, names of people, and always capitalizing "I".
  2. Roy the Zebra
    -Punctuation, rhyming, guided reading stories, and comprehension! You choose the tab that works best.
    - Free registration.
  3. TES iboard
    -Choose from Narrative, Non-fiction, sentence structure/punctuation, and word work.
  1. Alphabytes
    -Practice tracing capital and lowercase letters, spelling, and letter sounds all with a bowl of letters that looks like cereal.
  2. FunDog ~ Reading & Thinking Word Analogies by iReadingTeacher
    -Analogy game to practice common sight words and high frequency words along with critical thinking skills.
  3. Martha Speaks Dog Party
    -Join Martha the dog (from PBS) and learn some new vocabulary words.
  4. Preschool Pattern Recognition
    -A pattern recognition game
    - Looks a great deal like questions on the MAP test for primary.
  5. Sentence Builder
    -Help students learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. 3 levels of play.
  1. KidPix
  2. Kidspiration
  3. Pages
Knowledge of Language

L.K.3. (Begins in grade 2)
     

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.K.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.

  • Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

  • 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.

L.K.5. With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

  • Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

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

  • Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

  • Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.


L.K.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

  1. Building Language for Literacy
    - Scholastic IWB site.
    - Choose "Nina or Leo" to help children categorize objects by dragging and dropping those that belong together into a box.
  2. Grouping Animals and Plants--Crickweb
    -This site can be played on an IWB to increase the vocabulary used as there is not much sound otherwise.
    -A great tool for sorting and explaining why items were sorted the way they were.
  3. Sorting With Hampshire
    -Help Hampshire the Pig sort objects from his room.
  1. Language Builder
    -Improve oral sentence structure and expressive language through audio clips and a record and playback feature.
    - Recordings can be saved and emailed.
  1. Kidspiration
    -Templates in Kidspiration can be made into sorting activities.

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CCSS General Resources
 
  1. Common Core Curriculum Maps | English Language Arts First Edition (free)
  2. Common Core Standards App View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app!
  3. Common Core State Standards Initiative Home page
    -Reading Language Arts
  4. Reading A-Z has correlated their materials to the Common Core Standards to help you find resources.
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