The Common Core in Kentucky

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Skills available for Kentucky kindergarten language arts standards

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RF.K Reading Foundational Skills

RL.K Reading Standards for Literature

RI.K Reading Standards for Informational Text

HW.K Handwriting

  • HW.K.1 Print all upper and lowercase letters and numerals.

C.K Composition

  • Text Types and Purposes

    • C.K.1 Compose opinion pieces, using a combination of drawing, dictating, writing and digital resources, to state the topic and an opinion.

      • C.K.1a With guidance and support from adults, strengthen writing through peer collaboration and adding details through writing and/or pictures as needed.

      • C.K.1b Introduce the topic.

      • C.K.1c Provide reasons with details to support the opinion.

      • C.K.1d Use grade-appropriate transitions.

      • C.K.1e Provide a concluding idea.

      • C.K.1f With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising and editing.

    • C.K.2 Compose informative and/or explanatory texts, using a combination of drawing, dictating, writing and digital resources, to establish a topic and supply information about the topic.

      • C.K.2a With guidance and support from adults, strengthen writing through peer collaboration and adding details through writing and/or pictures as needed.

      • C.K.2b Introduce the topic.

      • C.K.2c Supply information to develop the topic.

      • C.K.2d Use grade-appropriate conjunctions to develop text structure within sentences.

      • C.K.2e Use grade-appropriate transitions to develop text structure across paragraphs.

      • C.K.2f Provide a concluding idea.

      • C.K.2g With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising and editing.

    • C.K.3 Compose narratives, using a combination of drawing, dictating, writing and digital resources, to develop real or imagined experiences or multiple events or ideas, using effective technique, descriptive details and clear sequences.

      • C.K.3a With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

      • C.K.3b Recount a single event.

      • C.K.3c Include details which describe actions, thoughts, emotions.

      • C.K.3d Create a sense of closure.

      • C.K.3e With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising and editing.

  • Production and Distribution

    • C.K.4 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital resources to create and publish products, including in collaboration with peers.

  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • C.K.5 With guidance and support, participate in shared research and writing projects.

    • C.K.6 With guidance and support, collect information from real-world experiences or provided sources to answer or generate questions.

L.K Language