Curriculum – Kindergarten

During the Kindergarten Grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in their Language Arts Classroom:

Foundational Skills

  • Utilize book handling skills and concepts of print
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds
  • Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
  • Read with purpose and understanding

Reading Informational Text

  • Identify main ideas and details with prompting and support
  • Ask and answer questions about key details  with prompting and support
  • Make connections between 2 pieces of information with prompting and support
  • Identify parts of a book, (title, author) and parts of a text,( beginning and end of a book)
  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words with prompting and support
  • Answer questions to describe the relationship between illustrations and the text
  • Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text with prompting and support
  • Use illustrations and details in a text to describe key ideas
  • Identify basic similarities and differences between 2 texts on the same topic with prompting and support; read or read aloud
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to  text
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words or phrases

Reading Literature

  • Retell stories and  key details
  • Ask and answer questions about key details
  • With prompting and support identify characters, setting and  major events in a story
  • Name author and illustrator and the role of each
  • Recognize common types of texts
  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text
  • Make a connection between illustrations and text in a story
  • Compare and contrast the experiences of characters in stories
  • Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases
  • Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, and being read to, and responding to  text
  • Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently
  • Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding

Writing

  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose text
  • With support, develop ideas that relate to the chosen topic
  • Make logical connections between drawing, dictation and writing
  • With support, add details in illustrations and dictate/write using descriptive words
  • Compose stories that describe real or imaginary experiences or events
  • Compose informational pieces
  • Compose opinion pieces about familiar topics
  • Focus on the topic
  • Capitalize the first word in  a sentence
  • Use end punctuation
  • Spell simple words phonetically
  • With guidance and support, respond to questions and suggestions from classmates to strengthen writing
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish writing in collaboration with peers
  • Participate in individual or shared research projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Participate in collaborative conversation
  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media
  • Ask questions to understand or clarify what a speaker says
  • Share stories, experiences and interests speaking clearly to be understood
  • Use conventions of standard English when speaking

MATHEMATICS – GRADE K CONCEPTS BY QUARTER

During the Kindergarten year, your child will encounter the math skills and concepts outlined in the document below:

PARENT Grade K Concepts by Quarter MATHEMATICS