California State Standards for Language Arts: Kindergarten

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CA.1.0. Reading: Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development: Students know about letters, words, and sounds. They apply this knowledge to read simple sentences.

1.1. Concepts About Print: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. 3
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.1.

1.2. Concepts About Print: Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page. 3
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.2.

1.3. Concepts About Print: Understand that printed materials provide information. 4
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1.4. Concepts About Print: Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words. 4
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.4.

1.5. Concepts About Print: Distinguish letters from words. 15
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.5.

1.6. Concepts About Print: Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. 15
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.6.

1.7. Phonemic Awareness: Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) and represent the number, sameness/difference, and order of two and three isolated phonemes (e.g., /f, s, th/, /j, d, j/). 16
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.7.

1.8. Phonemic Awareness: Track (move sequentially from sound to sound) and represent changes in simple syllables and words with two and three sounds as one sound is added, substituted, omitted, shifted, or repeated (e.g., vowel-consonant, consonant-vowel, or consonant-vowel-consonant). 34
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.8.

1.9. Phonemic Awareness: Blend vowel-consonant sounds orally to make words or syllables. 33
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1.10. Phonemic Awareness: Identify and produce rhyming words in response to an oral prompt. 42
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1.11. Phonemic Awareness: Distinguish orally stated one-syllable words and separate into beginning or ending sounds. 16
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1.12. Phonemic Awareness: Track auditorily each word in a sentence and each syllable in a word. 70
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1.13. Phonemic Awareness: Count the number of sounds in syllables and syllables in words. 54
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1.14. Decoding and Word Recognition: Match all consonant and short-vowel sounds to appropriate letters. 52
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.14.

1.15. Decoding and Word Recognition: Read simple one-syllable and high-frequency words (i.e., sight words). 18
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.15.

1.16. Decoding and Word Recognition: Understand that as letters of words change, so do the sounds (i.e., the alphabetic principle). 13
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1.17. Vocabulary and Concept Development: Identify and sort common words in basic categories (e.g., colors, shapes, foods) 13
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1.18. Vocabulary and Concept Development: Describe common objects and events in both general and specific language. 32
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 1.18.

CA.2.0. Reading: Reading Comprehension: Students identify the basic facts and ideas in what they have read, heard, or viewed. They use comprehension strategies (e.g., generating and responding to questions, comparing new information to what is already known).

2.1. Structural Features of Informational Materials: Locate the title, table of contents, name of author, and name of illustrator. 22
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 2.1.

2.2. Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Use pictures and context to make predictions about story content. 13
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2.3. Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Connect to life experiences the information and events in texts. 19
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2.4. Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Retell familiar stories. 24
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2.5. Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Ask and answer questions about essential elements of a text. 21
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CA.3.0. Reading: Literary Response and Analysis: Students listen and respond to stories based on well-known characters, themes, plots, and settings.

3.1. Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Distinguish fantasy from realistic text. 14
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 3.1.

3.2. Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Identify types of everyday print materials (e.g., storybooks, poems, newspapers, signs, labels). 8
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 3.2.

3.3. Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text: Identify characters, settings, and important events. 14
Suggested Titles for California Language Arts State Standard 3.3.

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