Kindergarten

Kindergarten Curriculum Mapping for Communication Arts 

*Objectives that are taught ongoing throughout the entire year

 Objectives GLE’s

1st Quarter

August/September/October

*Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words Reading Foundations K.3.a

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondence

Read common high frequency words by sight

*Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds Reading Foundations K.2

Recognize and produce rhyming words

*Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print. Reading Foundations K.1

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

Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by

specific sequence of letters

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print

Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet

*Know and use various text feature (i.e. front cover, back cover, and title page Rdg. Informational K.5

table of contents, headings)

*Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in Rdg. Informational K.6

presenting the ideas or information in a text

*Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and Rdg. Informational K.10

understanding Rdg. Literature K.10

*With prompting and support, ask and answer questions to help determine or Rdg. Informational K.4

Clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

*With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details Rdg. Informational K.1

in a text. Rdg. Literature K.1

*With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details Rdg. Informational K.2

in a text. Rdg. Literature K.2

*With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, Rdg. Informational K.3

events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.

*With prompting and support, identify characters, setting and major events Rdg. Literature K.3

in a story.

*Print upper- and lowercase letters. Lang. K.5

*Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion, Writing K.1, 2 &3

informative or narrate pieces.

*Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly Speaking & List. K.6

*Recognize and name end punctuation. Lang. K2.b

*Participate in collaborative conversations with perse partners about Speaking & List. K.1a-b

kindergarten topics and text with peers and adults in small and large

groups.

*Follows agreed-upon rules for discussion and sharing (e.g. listening to others Speaking & List. K.1

Taking turns, speaking about the topics/texts)

*Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges Speaking & List. K.1

*Describe familiar people, places, and events and with prompting and support Speaking & List. K.4

Provide additional details.

*Add drawings or visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide Speaking & List. K.5

Additional details. 

*Use frequently occurring nouns/verbs. Conventions K.1.b

*Form regular plural nouns orally by adding s/es (dog, dogs, wish, wishes) Conventions K.1.c

*Understand/use question words (e.g. who, what, when, where, why, how) Conventions K.1.d

*Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g. to, from, in, out, on, off Conventions K.1.e

For, of, by, with)

2nd Quarter

November/December

*Read emergent-reader text with purpose and understanding. Rdg. Foundational K.4

*With prompting and support, retell familiar stories including key details. Rdg. Literature K.2

*With prompting and support, identify character, setting, and major events in Rdg. Literature K.3

A story.

*With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations Rdg. Literature K.7

and the story in which they appear. Rdg. Informational K.7

*With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and Rdg. Literature K.9

experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables and spoken words. Rdg. Foundations K.2.b

*With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences Rdg. Informational K.9

between two texts on the same topic

*Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds Rdg. Foundational K.3d

of the letters that differ

3rd Quarter

January/February

Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities. Language Conventions K.1.f

Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. Language Conventions K.2.a

Write a letter/letters for most consonant and short vowel sounds (phonemes) Language Conventions K.2.c

Spells simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound/letter Language Conventions K.2.d

Relationships.

Recognize common types of texts (e.g. poems, story books) Craft/Structure K.5

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Craft/Structure K.10

Blend and segment onset/rime of single-syllable spoken words. Reading Foundations 2.c

Isolate/pronounce CVC words (not including words ending in l, r, or x) Reading Foundations 2.d

Use a comb. Of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/ Writing K.2

Explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply

Information about the topic.

4th Quarter

March/April/May

Add/substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to Reading Foundations 2.e

make new words.

Associate the long/short sounds with the common spellings for 5 major vowels Reading Foundations 3.b

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, writing to compose opinion pieces in Writing K.1

Which they tell a reader the topic or name of the book they are writing about

And state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, writing to narrate a single event or Writing K.3

Several loosely linked events. Tell about the events in the order in which they

Occurred and provide a reaction to what happened.

Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas (inferring) Reading Literature K.7

With prompting and support identify the reasons an author gives to support Reading Literature K.8

points in a text.

Kindergarten Curriculum Mapping for Communication Arts

*Objectives that are taught ongoing throughout the entire year

Objectives GLE’s

1st Quarter

August/September/October

*Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words Reading Foundations K.3.a

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondence

Read common high frequency words by sight

*Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds Reading Foundations K.2

Recognize and produce rhyming words

*Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic feature of print. Reading Foundations K.1

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

Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by

specific sequence of letters

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print

Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet

*Know and use various text feature (i.e. front cover, back cover, and title page Rdg. Informational K.5

table of contents, headings)

*Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in Rdg. Informational K.6

presenting the ideas or information in a text

*Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and Rdg. Informational K.10

understanding Rdg. Literature K.10

*With prompting and support, ask and answer questions to help determine or Rdg. Informational K.4

Clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

*With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details Rdg. Informational K.1

in a text. Rdg. Literature K.1

*With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details Rdg. Informational K.2

in a text. Rdg. Literature K.2

*With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, Rdg. Informational K.3

events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.

*With prompting and support, identify characters, setting and major events Rdg. Literature K.3

in a story.

*Print upper- and lowercase letters. Lang. K.5

*Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion, Writing K.1, 2 &3

informative or narrate pieces.

*Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly Speaking & List. K.6

*Recognize and name end punctuation. Lang. K2.b

*Participate in collaborative conversations with perse partners about Speaking & List. K.1a-b

kindergarten topics and text with peers and adults in small and large

groups.

*Follows agreed-upon rules for discussion and sharing (e.g. listening to others Speaking & List. K.1

Taking turns, speaking about the topics/texts)

*Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges Speaking & List. K.1

*Describe familiar people, places, and events and with prompting and support Speaking & List. K.4

Provide additional details.

*Add drawings or visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide Speaking & List. K.5

Additional details. 

*Use frequently occurring nouns/verbs. Conventions K.1.b

*Form regular plural nouns orally by adding s/es (dog, dogs, wish, wishes) Conventions K.1.c

*Understand/use question words (e.g. who, what, when, where, why, how) Conventions K.1.d

*Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g. to, from, in, out, on, off Conventions K.1.e

For, of, by, with)

2nd Quarter

November/December

*Read emergent-reader text with purpose and understanding. Rdg. Foundational K.4

*With prompting and support, retell familiar stories including key details. Rdg. Literature K.2

*With prompting and support, identify character, setting, and major events in Rdg. Literature K.3

A story.

*With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations Rdg. Literature K.7

and the story in which they appear. Rdg. Informational K.7

*With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and Rdg. Literature K.9

experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables and spoken words. Rdg. Foundations K.2.b

*With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences Rdg. Informational K.9

between two texts on the same topic

*Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds Rdg. Foundational K.3d

of the letters that differ

3rd Quarter

January/February

Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities. Language Conventions K.1.f

Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. Language Conventions K.2.a

Write a letter/letters for most consonant and short vowel sounds (phonemes) Language Conventions K.2.c

Spells simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound/letter Language Conventions K.2.d

Relationships.

Recognize common types of texts (e.g. poems, story books) Craft/Structure K.5

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Craft/Structure K.10

Blend and segment onset/rime of single-syllable spoken words. Reading Foundations 2.c

Isolate/pronounce CVC words (not including words ending in l, r, or x) Reading Foundations 2.d

Use a comb. Of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/ Writing K.2

Explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply

Information about the topic.

4th Quarter

March/April/May

Add/substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to Reading Foundations 2.e

make new words.

Associate the long/short sounds with the common spellings for 5 major vowels Reading Foundations 3.b

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, writing to compose opinion pieces in Writing K.1

Which they tell a reader the topic or name of the book they are writing about

And state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, writing to narrate a single event or Writing K.3

Several loosely linked events. Tell about the events in the order in which they

Occurred and provide a reaction to what happened.

Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas (inferring) Reading Literature K.7

With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support Reading Literature K.8

points in a text. 

 

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