Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten: Speaking and Listening

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.

Speaking and Listening

English Language Arts Standards >> Reading: Speaking & Listening >>Kindergarten

Comprehension and Collaboration


Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).


Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.


Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.


Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.


Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.


Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.


Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.