Academic standards list

Kindergarten — English/Language Arts

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Foundational Literacy

TSS.ELA.K.FL
 
Print Concepts
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
Phonological Awareness
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
     There are 5 components within this standard.
 
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding isolated words and in connected text.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
 
Word Composition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when encoding words; write legibly.
     There are 7 components within this standard.
 
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 1 components within this standard.
 
Sentence Composition
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including
     There are 9 components within this standard.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Kindergarten conversations, reading, and content.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
 
With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
     There are 4 components within this standard.
 
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
 

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.K.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, orally retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, orally identify characters, setting, and major events in a story.
Craft and Structure
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in text.
 
Recognize common types of texts.
 
With prompting and support, define the role of authors and illustrators in the telling of a story.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
With prompting and support, orally describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.
 
With prompting and support, orally compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
With prompting and support, read stories and poems of appropriate complexity for Kindergarten.
 

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.K.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, orally identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
 
With prompting and support, orally identify the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Craft and Structure
With prompting and support, determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a Kindergarten topic or subject area.
 
Know various text features.
 
With prompting and support, define the role of an author and illustrator in presenting the ideas or information in a text
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
With prompting and support, orally describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.
 
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author provides to support points in a text.
 
With prompting and support, orally identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
With prompting and support, read informational texts of appropriate complexity for Kindergarten.
 

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.K.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Participate with varied peers and adults in collaborative conversations in small or large groups about appropriate Kindergarten topics.
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events, and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
 
Add drawings or other visual displays of descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
 
With guidance and support, express thoughts, feelings, and ideas through speaking.
 

Writing

TSS.ELA.K.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
With prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, and/or writing to compose opinion pieces.
 
With prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, and/or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts.
 
With prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, and/or writing to narrate a single event.
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
 
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from others and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
 
With guidance and support from adults, and in collaboration with peers, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and share writing.
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Participate in shared research and writing projects, such as reading a number of books by a favorite author and expressing opinions about them.
 
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
 
Range of Writing
With guidance and support from adults, engage routinely in writing activities to promote writing fluency and build writing stamina.
 
 
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