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/.)

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

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.