The Common Core in Illinois

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Skills available for Illinois pre-K language arts standards

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1 Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).

2 Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.

  • 2.A Demonstrate interest in stories and books.

    • 2.A.ECa Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.

    • 2.A.ECb Look at books independently, pretending to read.

  • 2.B Recognize key ideas and details in stories.

    • 2.B.ECa With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about books read aloud.

    • 2.B.ECb With teacher assistance, retell familiar stories with three or more key events.

    • 2.B.ECc With teacher assistance, identify main character(s) of the story.

  • 2.C Recognize concepts of books.

    • 2.C.ECa Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).

    • 2.C.ECb Identify the front and back covers of books and display the correct orientation of books and page-turning skills.

    • 2.C.ECc With teacher assistance, describe the role of an author and illustrator.

  • 2.D Establish personal connections with books.

3 Demonstrate interest in and understanding of informational text.

  • 3.A Recognize key ideas and details in nonfiction text.

    • 3.A.ECa With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about details in a nonfiction book.

    • 3.A.ECb With teacher assistance, retell detail(s) about main topic in a nonfiction book.

  • 3.B Recognize features of nonfiction books.

    • 3.B.ECa With teacher assistance, identify basic similarities and differences in pictures and information found in two texts on the same topic.

4 Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent reading skills and abilities.

5 Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.

  • 5.A Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.

    • 5.A.ECa Experiment with writing tools and materials.

    • 5.A.ECb Use scribbles, letter-like forms, or letters/words to represent written language.

    • 5.A.ECc With teacher assistance, write own first name using appropriate upper/ lowercase letters.

  • 5.B Use writing to represent ideas and information.

    • 5.B.ECa With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to express an opinion about a book or topic.

    • 5.B.ECb With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

    • 5.B.ECc With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to narrate a single event and provide a reaction to what happened.

  • 5.C Use writing to research and share knowledge.

    • 5.C.ECa Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.

    • 5.C.ECb With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.