Iowa ELA Standards — Grade K

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


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


With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.


Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inferences, summarizing, and monitoring for comprehension.


Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.


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


With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.


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).


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