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Literacy Center Education Network Resources

The Literacy Center Education Network provides trusted resources for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First-Grade English Language Learners (ELLs) and Dual Language Learners (DLLs).

Our site is designed for use in busy classrooms, computer laboratories, and at home. We offer interactive Play and Learn games and Print and Practice activities for parents and teachers to share with children.

In 2013, many children in the United States must meet new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Because these standards require much more from young children, especially for those whom English is a second or other language, we have an ongoing effort to develop strategies for parents and teachers. For example, if your child needs to learn 26 English letters in Kindergarten, you will find both upper and lowercase letters on our website. If you are wondering what books support early reading in your home language, you will find reviews and suggestions here.  Our user experience expert will review websites and apps with an eye to finding those that best support the needs of bilingual children. If you are looking for non-commercial activities for  learning frequently used words, you will find fun and entertaining suggestions here.  We are also collecting CCSS resources for teaching ELLs and DLLs with learning disabilities,

To learn how we got started, read about the Literacy Lady.

 

Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten: Literature

The games and printable lessons at the LiteracyCenter.Net are designed to map to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Kindergarten. Since most websites list standards for K-12  together, we have decided to provide our parents and teachers with this compendium of Kindergarten CCSS for easy review and reference.

 

CCSS Reading Standards

(English Language Arts Standards >>Reading: Literature >>Kindergarten)

Key Ideas and Details

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

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

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

Craft and Structure

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Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9

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

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

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Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

 

 

 

 

Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten: Informational Text

The games and printable lessons at the LiteracyCenter.Net are designed to map to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Kindergarten. Since most websites list standards for K-12  together, we have decided to provide our parents and teachers with this compendium of Kindergarten CCSS for easy review and reference.

Informational Text

English Language Arts Standards >> Reading: Informational Text>>Kindergarten

Key Ideas and Details

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3

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

Craft and Structure

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.4

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.5

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.8

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

 

 

 

 

Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten: Foundational Skills

The games and printable lessons at the LiteracyCenter.Net are designed to map to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Kindergarten. Since most websites list standards for K-12  together, we have decided to provide our parents and teachers with this compendium of Kindergarten CCSS for easy review and reference.

Foundational Skills

 English Language Arts Standards >> Reading: Informational Text>>Kindergarten

Print Concepts

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1a

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1b

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1c

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d

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

Phonological Awareness

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a

Recognize and produce rhyming words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2b

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2c

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2d

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/.)

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Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

Phonics and Word Recognition

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3b

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c

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

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3d

Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

Fluency

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4

Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten: Writing

The games and printable lessons at the LiteracyCenter.Net are designed to map to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Kindergarten. Since most websites list standards for K-12  together, we have decided to provide our parents and teachers with this compendium of Kindergarten CCSS for easy review and reference.

Writing

 English Language Arts Standards >> Reading: Writing >>Kindergarten

Text Types and Purposes

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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…).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

Production and Distribution of Writing

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

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

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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

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