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Kindergarten Introduction

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Introduction to Kindergarten


Students in Kindergarten learn concepts of print, recognize sounds in individual words, write their first and last name, and recognize all letters in the alphabet. Instruction focuses on asking and answering explicit and inferential questions, retelling and engaging in collaborative conversation. Students identify authors and illustrators and describe characters and setting. Students begin drawing and labeling pictures to tell a story. Students expand their personal and academic vocabulary they can use in speaking. Students participate in read-alouds, developing stamina for listening.


Objective Analysis
The 8 overarching standards are broken down into specific objectives. Each objective is analyzed with student actions, teacher actions, supporting resource(s), and teacher insights. Visit the Overview of Objective Analysis to learn about the purpose, layout, and design.

Student Proficiency Levels + Instructional Guidance

These proficiency levels describe student skill levels for each objective to help classroom teachers identify levels of student understanding. Beneath the proficiency levels, instructional guidance can be found for the developing, approaching, understanding, and deeper acquisition levels.

Literacy Progressions

See how 25 major literacy skills develop throughout the course of a student's academic career, PK-12.

Engagement Strategies
Teachers can engage their students in literacy activities with these 12 strategies. 

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