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ND.K.L. Language Standards Conventions of Standard English K.L.1. Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking… Introduce: K.L.1.e. Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Nouns
K.L.2. Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking… Introduce: K.L.2.a. Recognize and name end punctuation.
K.L.2.b. Use end punctuation for sentences.
K.L.2.c. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
K.L.2.d. Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
K.L.2.e. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
K.L.2.f. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed and/or using spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spelling, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts). Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
Display proficiency in: K.L.2.g. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
K.L.2.i. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use K.L.5. With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings. K.L.5.a. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
K.L.5.c. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
K.L.5.d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.
K.L.6. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.
ND.K.RF. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills Reading Standards: Foundational Skills Print Concepts K.RF.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. K.RF.1.a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
K.RF.1.d. Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Phonological Awareness K.RF.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). K.RF.2.a. Recognize and produce rhyming words.
K.RF.2.b. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
K.RF.2.c. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
K.RF.2.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/).
Phonics and Word Recognition K.RF.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. K.RF.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.
K.RF.3.b. Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels
K.RF.3.d. Read common high-frequency words by sight. (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
K.RF.3.e. Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
Fluency K.RF.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. K.RF.4.a. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
ND.K.RI. Reading Standards for Informational/Nonfiction Text Reading Standards for Informational/Nonfiction Text Key Ideas and Details K.RI.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text.
K.RI.2. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key/supporting details of a text. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Main Idea
Craft and Structure K.RI.4. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings in a text.
K.RI.5. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas K.RI.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between photographs or illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
K.RI.9. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
ND.K.RL. Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction Key Ideas and Details K.RL.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
K.RL.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Story Retell
K.RL.3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Settings
Craft and Structure K.RL.4. Ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings, in a story or poem.
K.RL.5. Recognize common types of texts using their unique features throughout the selection (e.g., storybooks, poems, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes).
K.RL.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
K.RL.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).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas K.RL.9. With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity K.RL.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding
ND.K.W Writing Standards Text Types and Purposes K.W.1. Write opinion pieces using a combination of drawing and writing. K.W.1.b. State an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…).