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


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.

Craft and Structure


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.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas


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)


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

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity


Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.