Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten: Language

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.

Language

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

Conventions of Standard English

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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

Print many upper- and lowercase letters.

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

Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

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

Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).

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

Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1e

Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1f

Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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

Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I

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

Recognize and name end punctuation.

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

Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

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

Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4a

Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4b

Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5

With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5a

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5b

Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5c

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5d

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.6

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.