Language Arts

Curriculum Map: Language Arts Kindergarten


Students in kindergarten transition from oral to written literacy. They will demonstrate their understanding of the features of print as they learn to track print and develop a sense of letters, words, and sentences. Students develop their phonological awareness skills through activities such as rhyming, counting syllables, and isolating beginning sounds. Students connect letters with their corresponding sounds as well as develop other grade level phonics skills. They develop comprehension strategies that enable them to read grade-level texts, including both story books and informational texts, with purpose and understanding. Students identify characters, setting, and major events in stories as well as retell details in informational books.

Students write sentences and stories using their letter sound knowledge to spell phonetically. As writers, they focus their writing on one specific topic, use descriptive words and create illustrations rich with details. Students write stories in which they describe experiences and events or form an opinion as they choose between two topics. They use grade appropriate conventions in their writing such as capital letters and end punctuation.

Strand: 1.0 Foundational Skills

Content Strand: 1.1 Vocabulary
Content Strand: 1.2 Print Concepts
Content Strand: 1.3 Phonological Awareness
Content Strand: 1.4 Phonics and Word Recognition
Content Strand: 1.5 Fluency

Strand: 2.0 Reading Informational Text

Content Strand: 2.1 Key Ideas and Details -Main Idea
Content Strand: 2.2 Key Ideas and Details -Text Analysis
Content Strand: 2.3 Craft and Structure - Text Structure
Content Strand: 2.4 Craft and Structure -Vocabulary
Content Strand: 2.5 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas -Diverse Media
Content Strand: 2.6 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas -Evaluating Argument
Content Strand: 2.7 Range of Reading

Strand: 3.0 Reading Literature

Content Strand: 3.1 Key Ideas and Details - Text Analysis
Content Strand: 3.2 Key Ideas and Details -Literary Elements
Content Strand: 3.3 Key Ideas and Details -Theme
Content Strand: 3.4 Craft and Structure -Point of View

Strand: 4.0 Writing

Content Strand: 4.1 Informative/Explanatory -Content
Content Strand: 4.2 Informative/Explanatory -Organization
Content Strand: 4.3 Informative/Explanatory -Conventions
Content Strand: 4.4 Informative/Explanatory -Style

Strand: 5.0 Speaking and Listening

Content Strand: 5.1 Comprehension and Collaboration -Collaborative Discussion
Content Strand: 5.2 Comprehension and Collaboration -Evaluating Information
Content Strand: 5.3 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Content Strand: 5.4 Conventions of Standard English