California English Language Arts Content Standards — Grade K


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K.LS.1

Students listen and respond to oral communication. They speak in clear and coherent sentences.

K.LS.1.1

Understand and follow one- and two-step oral directions.

K.LS.1.2

Share information and ideas, speaking audibly in complete, coherent sentences.

K.LS.2

Students deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests, demonstrating command of the organization and delivery strategies outlined in Listening and Speaking Standard 1.0.

K.LS.2.1

Describe people, places, things (e.g., size, color, shape), locations, and actions.

K.LS.2.2

Recite short poems, rhymes, and songs.

K.LS.2.3

Relate an experience or creative story in a logical sequence.

K.R.1

Students know about letters, words, and sounds. They apply this knowledge to read simple sentences.

K.R.1.1

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

K.R.1.10

Identify and produce rhyming words in response to an oral prompt.

K.R.1.11

Distinguish orally stated one-syllable words and separate into beginning or ending sounds.

K.R.1.12

Track auditorily each word in a sentence and each syllable in a word.

K.R.1.13

Count the number of sounds in syllables and syllables in words.

K.R.1.14

Match all consonant and short-vowel sounds to appropriate letters.

K.R.1.15

Read simple one-syllable and high-frequency words (i.e., sight words).

K.R.1.16

Understand that as letters of words change, so do the sounds (i.e., the alphabetic principle).

K.R.1.17

Identify and sort common words in basic categories (e.g., colors, shapes, foods).

K.R.1.18

Describe common objects and events in both general and specific language.

K.R.1.2

Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.

K.R.1.3

Understand that printed materials provide information.

K.R.1.4

Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.

K.R.1.5

Distinguish letters from words.

K.R.1.6

Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

K.R.1.7

Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) and represent the number, sameness/ difference, and order of two and three isolated phonemes (e.g., /f, s, th/, /j, d, j/).

K.R.1.8

Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) and represent changes in simple syllables and words with two and three sounds as one sound is added, substituted, omitted, shifted, or repeated (e.g., vowel-consonant, consonant-vowel, or consonant-vowelconsonant).

K.R.1.9

Blend vowel-consonant sounds orally to make words or syllables.

K.R.2

Students identify the basic facts and ideas in what they have read, heard, or viewed. They use comprehension strategies (e.g., generating and responding to questions, comparing new information to what is already known). The selections in Recommended Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (California Department of Education, 2002) illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students.

K.R.2.1

Locate the title, table of contents, name of author, and name of illustrator.

K.R.2.2

Use pictures and context to make predictions about story content.

K.R.2.3

Connect to life experiences the information and events in texts.

K.R.2.4

Retell familiar stories.

K.R.2.5

Ask and answer questions about essential elements of a text.

K.R.3

Students listen and respond to stories based on well-known characters, themes, plots, and settings. The selections in Recommended Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students.

K.R.3.1

Distinguish fantasy from realistic text.

K.R.3.2

Identify types of everyday print materials (e.g., storybooks, poems, newspapers, signs, labels).

K.R.3.3

Identify characters, settings, and important events.

K.W.1

Students write words and brief sentences that are legible.

K.W.1.1

Use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, stories, people, objects, or events.

K.W.1.2

Write consonant-vowel-consonant words (i.e., demonstrate the alphabetic principle).

K.W.1.3

Write by moving from left to right and from top to bottom.

K.W.1.4

Write uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet independently, attending to the form and proper spacing of the letters.

K.WO.1

Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions.

K.WO.1.1

Recognize and use complete, coherent sentences when speaking.

K.WO.1.2

Spell independently by using pre-phonetic knowledge, sounds of the alphabet, and knowledge of letter names