Courses of Study : English Language Arts

Reading Standards for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 6
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 4
Unit Plans: 1
1 ) With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. [RL.K.1]

a. Make predictions to determine main idea and anticipate an ending. (Alabama)


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.1- With prompting and support, identify details about a story.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 1
2 ) With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. [RL.K.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.2- With prompting and support, identify details about a story.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 2
Classroom Resources: 3
3 ) With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. [RL.K.3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.3- With prompting and support, identify characters and setting in a story.


Craft and Structure
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 4
Classroom Resources: 4
4 ) Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text. [RL.K.4]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
5 ) Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems). [RL.K.5]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
6 ) With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story. [RL.K.6]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.6- With prompting and support, define the terms author and illustrator; With prompting and support, identify the author and illustrator of a particular story.


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
7 ) With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts). [RL.K.7]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.7- With prompting and support, match words in the story to complementary illustrations.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
8 ) With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories. [RL.K.9]

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 16
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 2
Classroom Resources: 12
Unit Plans: 1
9 ) Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. [RL.K.10]

Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 4
Classroom Resources: 4
10 ) With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. [RI.K.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.10- With prompting and support, identify who, what, and/or where of an informational text.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
11 ) With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. [RI.K.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.11- With prompting and support, identify the main topic of an informational text.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
12 ) With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. [RI.K.3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.12- Match and/or describe how two individuals, events, ideas are connected in a text.


Craft and Structure
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
13 ) With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text. [RI.K.4]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 0
14 ) Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. [RI.K.5]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 0
15 ) Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text. [RI.K.6]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.15- Identify and/or define the author and illustrator of an informational text.


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 6
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 5
16 ) With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts). [RI.K.7]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
17 ) With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text. [RI.K.8]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.17- With prompting and support, identify a reason an author gives to support a key point in an informational text.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 0
18 ) With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures). [RI.K.9]

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 6
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 5
19 ) Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. [RI.K.10]

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
Print Concepts
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 3
20 ) Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. [RF.K.1]

a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. [RF.K.1a]

b. Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters. [RF.K.1b]

c. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print. [RF.K.1c]

d. Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. [RF.K.1d]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K20- Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
ELA.AAS.K.20a- Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page to page.
ELA.AAS.K.20d- Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


Phonological Awareness
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 4
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 3
21 ) Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). [RF.K.2]

a. Recognize and produce rhyming words. [RF.K.2a]

b. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words. [RF.K.2b]

c. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words. [RF.K.2c]

d. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.) (Words, syllables, or phonemes written in /slashes/ refer to their pronunciation or phonology. Thus, /CVC/ is a word with three phonemes regardless of the number of letters in the spelling of the word.) [RF.K.2d]

e. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words. [RF.K.2e]

Phonics and Word Recognition
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 3
22 ) Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. [RF.K.3]

a. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant. [RF.K.3a]

b. Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels. [RF.K.3b]

c. Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does). [RF.K.3c]

d. Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ. [RF.K.3d]

Fluency
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 10
Classroom Resources: 10
23 ) Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding. [RF.K.4]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.23- Read an emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.


Writing Standards
Text Types and Purposes
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 2
Classroom Resources: 2
24 ) Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is …). [W.K.1]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.24- Using a combination of drawings, dictation and writing, compose opinion pieces by stating an opinion; providing a reason related to the opinion.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 3
Classroom Resources: 2
25 ) Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative or explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. [W.K.2]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 1
Classroom Resources: 2
26 ) Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened. [W.K.3]

Production and Distribution of Writing
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
27 ) With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed. [W.K.5]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 5
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 2
Classroom Resources: 1
28 ) With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. [W.K.6]

Research to Build and Present Knowledge
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
29 ) Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). [W.K.7]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 5
Lesson Plans: 3
Classroom Resources: 2
30 ) With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. [W.K.8]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.30- With prompting and support, recall a familiar experience or event.


Speaking and Listening Standards
Comprehension and Collaboration
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 16
Lesson Plans: 5
Classroom Resources: 10
Unit Plans: 1
31 ) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.K.1]

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion). [SL.K.1a]

b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges. [SL.K.1b]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 1
Classroom Resources: 2
32 ) 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. [SL.K.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.32- Answer questions about a text read aloud.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 2
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
33 ) Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. [SL.K.3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.33- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.


Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 0
34 ) Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail. [SL.K.4]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.34- With prompting and support, answer questions about familiar people, places, and things.


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 10
Lesson Plans: 2
Classroom Resources: 8
35 ) Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. [SL.K.5]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
36 ) Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. [SL.K.6]

Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
37 ) Begin to demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.K.1]

a. Print many uppercase and lowercase letters. [L.K.1a]

b. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. [L.K.1b]

c. Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes). [L.K.1c]

d. Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how). [L.K.1d]

e. Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with). [L.K.1e]

f. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities. [L.K.1f]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.37- With prompting and support, speak and write in complete sentences.
ELA.AAS.K.37a- With prompting and support, print many uppercase and lowercase letters.
ELA.AAS.K.37b- With prompting and support, use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
ELA.AAS.K.37e- With prompting and support, use frequently occurring preposition words (concrete prepositions) (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, by, and with).
ELA.AAS.K.37f- With prompting and support, produce and expand complete sentences in


English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 3
Lesson Plans: 2
Unit Plans: 1
38 ) Begin to demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.K.2]

a. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. [L.K.2a]

b. Recognize and name end punctuation. [L.K.2b]

c. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes). [L.K.2c]

d. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships. [L.K.2d]

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
39 ) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content. [L.K.4]

a. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck). [L.K.4a]

b. 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. [L.K.4b]

English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 7
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 6
40 ) With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings. [L.K.5]

a. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent. [L.K.5a]

b. Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms). [L.K.5b]

c. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful). [L.K.5c]

d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings. [L.K.5d]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.K.40- With prompting and support, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
ELA.AAS.K.40a- With prompting and support, sort common objects into familiar categories (e.g., color, shape, size).
ELA.AAS.K.40b- Identify frequently occurring, familiar verbs and adjectives with their picture card opposites (e.g., light/dark, sleep/awake, walk/run).
ELA.AAS.K.40c- Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., stove/cooking, sink/washing, bathtub/bathing).



English Language Arts (2015)
Grade(s): K
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
41 ) Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts. [L.K.6]