The Common Core in Massachusetts

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Skills available for Massachusetts pre-K language arts standards

Standards are in black and IXL language arts skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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L Language

  • Conventions of Standard English

    • L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking.

      • Sentence Structure and Meaning

        • L.1.a Demonstrate the ability to speak in complete sentences and to form questions using frequently occurring nouns, verbs, question words, and prepositions; name and use in context numbers 0–10 (see pre-kindergarten mathematics standards for Counting and Cardinality).

  • Knowledge of Language

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • L.4 Ask and answer questions about the meanings of new words and phrases introduced through books, activities, and play.

    • L.5 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

    • L.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, listening to books read aloud, activities, and play.