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Skills available for Florida pre-K language arts standards

IXL's pre-K skills will be aligned to the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of pre-K standards below.

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A Listening and Understanding

  • 1 Increases knowledge through listening

    • a Child shows understanding by asking and answering relevant questions, adding comments relevant to the topic, and reacting appropriately to what is said.

      • responding to a friend appropriately (e.g., Jeremy says, "Let's put the gorillas in the jungle next." Addie responds, "Yeah, I think the gorillas should live in this part over here.")

      • singing/chanting during group time and adding hand and body motions to the song/chant at the appropriate time

      • acting appropriately in response to a game (e.g., Simon Says)

      • providing ideas relevant to context, when the teacher asks "What will happen next?" while reading a book during large group time.

      • Ask children recall questions and expansion questions during Show and Tell, read alouds, and similar large group discussions about their experiences.

      • Ask children "who", "what", "where", and "why" questions during shared reading.

      • Engage in daily conversations with children on themes and content-related topics or in social conversations where children take multiple turns listening and responding.

      • Create an environment where teachers and children listen attentively to all ideas expressed.

      • Use props and modeling to demonstrate and reinforce active listening (e.g., talking stick, giant ear prop).

  • 2 Follows multi-step directions

    • a Child achieves mastery of two-step directions and usually follows three-step directions, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.

      • following directions for washing hands (e.g., wet hands, apply soap, scrub, rinse.)

      • "reading" and following directions for getting a snack (e.g., a Rebus chart that indicates each child should get one napkin, 11 pretzels, and two pieces of cheese)

      • Instruct children in setting tables for meals and snacks by giving two- and three-step directions.

      • Provide two- and three-step directions for children to complete tasks during clean up and learning activities (e.g., "Make a pattern with the beads, copy it one time on the same string, and show your pattern to me.")

      • Play or sing songs requiring children to act out multiple behaviors and multi-step directions (e.g., Going on a Bear Hunt or Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes).