Indiana State Standards for Language Arts: Kindergarten

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IN.1. Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development: Students know about letters, words, and sounds. They apply this knowledge to read simple sentences.

K.1.1. Concepts About Print: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

K.1.2. Concepts About Print: Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.

K.1.3. Concepts About Print: Understand that printed materials provide information.

K.1.4. Concepts About Print: Recognize that sentences in print are made up of separate words.

K.1.5. Concepts About Print: Distinguish letters from words.

K.1.6. Concepts About Print: Recognize and name all capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

K.1.7. Phonemic Awareness: Listen to two or three phonemes (sounds) when they are read aloud, and tell the number of sounds heard, whether they are the same or different, and the order.

K.1.8. Phonemic Awareness: Listen and say the changes in spoken syllables (a word or part of a word that contains one vowel sound) and words with two or three sounds when one sound is added, substituted, omitted, moved, or repeated.

K.1.9. Phonemic Awareness: Listen to and say consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) sounds and blend the sounds to make words.

K.1.10. Phonemic Awareness: Say rhyming words in response to an oral prompt.

K.1.11. Phonemic Awareness: Listen to one-syllable words and tell the beginning or ending sounds.

K.1.12. Phonemic Awareness: Listen to spoken sentences and recognize individual words in the sentence; listen to words and recognize individual sounds in the words.

K.1.13. Phonemic Awareness: Count the number of syllables in words.

K.1.14. Decoding and Word Recognition: Match all consonant sounds (mad, red, pin, top, sun) to appropriate letters.

K.1.15. Decoding and Word Recognition: Read one-syllable and high-frequency (often-heard) words by sight.

K.1.16. Decoding and Word Recognition: Use self-correcting strategies when reading simple sentences.

K.1.17. Decoding and Word Recognition: Read their own names.

K.1.18. Decoding and Word Recognition: Understand the alphabetic principle, which means that as letters in words change, so do the sounds.

K.1.19. Decoding and Word Recognition: Learn and apply knowledge of alphabetical order (first letter) when using a classroom or school library/media center.

K.1.20. Vocabulary and Concept Development: Identify and sort common words in basic categories.

K.1.21. Vocabulary and Concept Development: Identify common signs and symbols.

K.1.22. Vocabulary and Concept Development: Listen to stories read aloud and use the vocabulary in those stories in oral language.

IN.2. Reading: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text: Students identify the basic facts and ideas in what they have read, heard, or seen.

K.2.1. Structural Features of Informational and Technical Materials: Locate the title and the name of the author of a book.

K.2.2. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Nonfiction and Informational Text: Use pictures and context to aid comprehension and to draw conclusions or make predictions about story content.

K.2.3. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Nonfiction and Informational Text: Generate and respond to questions (who, what, where).

K.2.4. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Nonfiction and Informational Text: Identify types of everyday print materials.

K.2.5. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Nonfiction and Informational Text: Identify the order (first, last) of information.

IN.3. Reading: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text: Students listen and respond to stories based on well-known characters, themes, plots (what happens in a story), and settings (where a story takes place).

K.3.1. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Literary Text: Distinguish fantasy from reality.

K.3.2. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Literary Text: Retell (beginning, middle, end) familiar stories.

K.3.3. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Literary Text: Identify characters, settings, and important events in a story.

K.3.4. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Literary Text: Identify favorite books and stories.

K.3.5. Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Literary Text: Understand what is heard or seen by responding to questions (who, what, where).

IN.4. Writing: Processes and Features: Students discuss ideas and tell stories for someone to write. Students use pictures, letters, and words to write.

K.4.1. Organization and Focus: Discuss ideas to include in a story.

K.4.2. Organization and Focus: Tell a story that the teacher or some other person will write.

K.4.3. Organization and Focus: Write using pictures, letters, and words.

K.4.4. Organization and Focus: Write phonetically spelled words (words that are written as they sound) and consonant-vowel-consonant words (demonstrating the alphabetic principle).

K.4.5. Organization and Focus: Write by moving from left to right and from top to bottom.

K.4.6. Research Process and Technology: Ask how and why questions about a topic of interest.

K.4.7. Research Process and Technology: Identify pictures and charts as sources of information and begin gathering information from a variety of sources (books, technology).

K.4.8. Research Process and Technology: Organize and classify information into categories of how and why or by color or size.

IN.5. Writing: Applications (Different Types of Writing and Their Characteristics): In Kindergarten begin to write and draw pictures for specific purposes and for a specific audience (intended reader).

K.5.1. Draw pictures and write words for a specific reason.

K.5.2. Draw pictures and write for specific people or persons.

IN.6. Writing: English Language Conventions: Students begin to learn the written conventions of Standard English.

K.6.1. Handwriting: Write capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet, correctly shaping and spacing the letters.

K.6.2. Spelling: Spell independently using an understanding of the sounds of the alphabet and knowledge of letter names.

IN.7. Listening and Speaking: Skills, Strategies, and Applications:

K.7.1. Comprehension: Understand and follow one- and two-step spoken directions.

K.7.2. Oral Communication: Share information and ideas, speaking in complete, coherent sentences.

K.7.3. Speaking Applications: Describe people, places, things (including their size, color, and shape), locations, and actions.

K.7.4. Speaking Applications: Recite short poems, rhymes, and songs.

K.7.5. Speaking Applications: Tell an experience or creative story in a logical sequence (chronological order, first, second, last).

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