Printable Worksheets
Sponsored Links
COMMON CORE : ELA : KINDERGARTEN

Below is the list of common core standards for this grade.

Click on the common core standard or 'view worksheets' link to view all available worksheets in for the topic.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Print many upper- and lowercase letters.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Recognize and name end punctuation.

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

Language: Conventions of Standard English

Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

Reading Foundational Skills: Print Concepts

Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

Reading Foundational Skills: Print Concepts

Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

Reading Foundational Skills: Print Concepts

Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

Reading Foundational Skills: Print Concepts

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

Reading Foundational Skills: Print Concepts

Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonological awareness

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonological awareness

Recognize and produce rhyming words.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonological awareness

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonological awareness

Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonological awareness

Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonent-vowel-consonent, or CVC) words.* (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonological awareness

Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word recognition

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word recognition

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word recognition

Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word recognition

Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

Reading Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word recognition

Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

Reading Foundational Skills: Fluency

Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Reading Informational: Key Ideas and Details

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Reading Informational: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Reading Informational: Key Ideas and Details

With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

Reading Informational: Key Ideas and Details

With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Reading Informational: Craft and Structure

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Reading Informational: Craft and Structure

Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

Reading Informational: Craft and Structure

Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.

Reading Informational: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

Reading Informational: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Reading Informational: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Reading Literature: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details

With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Reading Literature: Craft and Structure

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Reading Literature: Craft and Structure

Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

Reading Literature: Craft and Structure

With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

Reading Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

Reading Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

(Not applicable to literature)

Reading Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Speaking and Listening: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

Speaking and Listening: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

Writing: Text Types and Purposes

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).

Writing: Text Types and Purposes

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

Writing: Text Types and Purposes

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.

Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing

With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing

With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Writing: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).

Writing: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.