Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards for Kindergarten English Language Arts

Beginning and Ending Sounds
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Capital Letters
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Closed Syllables
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Comparing Stories
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Counting Syllables
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High Frequency Words
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Letter Sounds - Same & Different
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Mystery Words
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Onsets & Rimes
Worksheets: 4
Phoneme Segmentation
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Rebus
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Retelling Stories
Worksheets: 2
Same & Different Sounds
Worksheets: 3
Simple Sentences
Worksheets: 5
Story Parts
FreeWorksheets: 2
The Alphabet
FreeWorksheets: 26
Trace
Worksheets: 8
Vowel Sounds
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Word Families
Worksheets: 40
Word Parts
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Word Study
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Write the word
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Writing Readiness
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MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)

Key Ideas and Details

RL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
K.RL1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
K.RL1.1. With prompting and support, apply appropriate strategies before reading, viewing, or listening to a text: use prior knowledge and experiences to make connections to the text; make predictions or ask questions about the text by examining the title, cover, illustrations/photographs/text, and familiar topic; set a purpose for reading and identify type of text.
Predictions
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K.RL1.2. With prompting and support, apply appropriate strategies to monitor understanding during reading, viewing, or listening to a text: recall and discuss what is understood; identify and question what did not make sense; make, confirm, or adjust predictions; look back through the text for connections between topics, events, characters, and actions in stories to specific life experiences.
Predictions
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K.RL1.3. With prompting and support, demonstrate understanding after reading, viewing, or listening to a text: retell and discuss the text; engage in conversation to understand the text; determine the main idea of a text.
Story Retell
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Main Idea
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RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
K.RL2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
K.RL2.2. With prompting and support, identify the elements of a story (e.g., characters, setting, problem, and solution).
Settings
What are Settings? Settings are places.
Schools, homes, a zoo, a street, a town or city are all settings.
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K.RL2.4. With prompting and support, retell story events in a logical sequence.
Story Retell
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RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
K.RL3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
K.RL3.1. With prompting and support, understand the terms: character, setting, major events.
Settings
What are Settings? Settings are places.
Schools, homes, a zoo, a street, a town or city are all settings.
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K.RL3.2. With prompting and support, identify characters, setting, and major events in a story through use of dramatization, puppets, discussion, developmentally appropriate writing, drawing, etc.
Settings
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MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)

Key Ideas and Details

RI1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
K.RI1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
K.RI1.2. With prompting and support, apply appropriate strategies to monitor understanding during reading, viewing, or listening to informational text: use text features and graphic aids to facilitate understanding; recall and discuss what is understood; identify and question what did not make sense; make, confirm and/or modify predictions; make connections; visualize.
Predictions
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K.RI1.3. With prompting and support, demonstrate understanding orally or in developmentally appropriate writing after reading, viewing, or listening to a text: engage in conversations to retell details in the text (See CCSS SL.K.1); describe what is directly stated in the text; confirm predictions using details from the text; identify what did not make sense; make connections.
Predictions
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RI2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
K.RI2. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
K.RI2.2. With prompting and support, use text and graphic features as sources to identify the main topic.
Main Idea
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K.RI2.4. With prompting and support, connect the key details to determine the main topic of a text.
Main Idea
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K.RI2.5. With prompting and support, retell the main topic and key details.
Main Idea
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RI3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
K.RI3. With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
K.RI3.3. With prompting and support, retell two events, ideas, or pieces of information, or identify two individuals in a text.
Main Idea
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Craft and Structure

RI5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
K.RI5. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Book Sense
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
K.RI9. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
K.RI9.2. With prompting and support, identify the topic of a text.
Main Idea
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MD.RF. Standards for Reading Foundational Skills (RF)

Print Concepts

K.RF1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
K.RF1.a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Word Chains
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Phonological Awareness

K.RF2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
K.RF2.a. Recognize and produce rhyming words.
K.RF2.a.2. With prompting and support, recognize rhyming words in spoken language.
Rhyming Words
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Rhyming Words
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Nursery Rhymes
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K.RF2.a.3. With prompting and support, understand the relationship between onset/time in creating rhyming words.
Rhyming Words
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Rhyming Words
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Nursery Rhymes
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K.RF2.a.4. With prompting and support, demonstrate auditory discrimination to match rime/same beginning and ending sound.
Beginning Sounds
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Ending Sounds
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K.RF2.a.5. With prompting and support, demonstrate auditory discrimination of rimes/same ending sounds.
Beginning Sounds
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Ending Sounds
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K.RF2.a.6. With prompting and support, identify rhyme in poems and stories read aloud.
Rhyming Words
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Rhyming Words
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Nursery Rhymes
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K.RF2.a.7. With prompting and support, repeat and produce rhyming words.
Rhyming Words
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Rhyming Words
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Nursery Rhymes
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K.RF2.b. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
K.RF2.b.3. With prompting and support, orally blend word parts (e.g., onsets, rimes, and compound words).
Compound Words
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K.RF2.c. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
K.RF2.c.1. With prompting and support, identify initial and final sounds in a word.
Beginning Sounds
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Ending Sounds
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K.RF2.c.2. With prompting and support, categorize words as same or different by onset and rime.
Categorizing Words
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K.RF2.d. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
K.RF2.d.1. With prompting and support, isolate and pronounce the initial, medial and final sounds in spoken words.
Beginning Sounds
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Ending Sounds
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K.RF2.d.2. With prompting and support, recognize similarities and differences in the initial, medial and final sounds of words.
Beginning Sounds
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Ending Sounds
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Phonics and Word Recognition

K.RF3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
K.RF3.b. Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
K.RF3.b.1. With prompting and support, identify the difference between consonants and vowels.
Short Vowel Discrimination
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Short Vowel Sound
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K.RF3.b.2. With prompting and support, recognize that a single vowel letter stands for a short or long vowel sound.
Short Vowel Discrimination
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Short Vowel Sound
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K.RF3.c. Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
K.RF3.c.1. With prompting and support, recognize and read high-frequency words with increasing automaticity.
High Frequency Words II
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High Frequency Words I
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Fluency

K.RF4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
K.RF4.7. With prompting and support, use known high-frequency words when reading the text.
High Frequency Words II
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High Frequency Words I
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K.RF4.8. With prompting and support, use the first letter sound and the picture to determine the meaning of an unknown word.
Beginning Sounds
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Ending Sounds
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MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)

Text Types and Purposes

W2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
K.W2-b. 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 – Supply some facts about the topic.
K.W2-b.4. With prompting and support, express orally or via developmentally appropriate writing several sentences using the facts that are all related to the topic: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs (CCSS L.K.1b); Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/. (CCSS L.K.1c)
Nouns
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W3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
K.W3-b. Use combination of drawing, dictating, or 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 – Include some details regarding what happened.
K.W3-b.2. With prompting and support, apply knowledge of story structure: Produce complete simple sentences (CCSS L.K.1f); Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs (CCSS L.K.1b).
Nouns
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K.W3-b.3. With prompting and support, listen to, discuss and use elaborative/descriptive language; rich language (i.e., multiple words for same noun and/or verb, adjectives, adverbs).
Nouns
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Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W8.CCR. Anchor Standard: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
K.W8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
K.W8.6. With prompting and support, compose text using revising and editing strategies of effective writers and speakers: prepare writing for display by writing and editing using rules, such as capital letters and periods.
Periods and Question Marks
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MD.L. Standards for Language (L)

Conventions of Standard English

L1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
K.L1-b. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
K.L1-b.1. With prompting and support, demonstrate the use of nouns as naming words when speaking and writing.
Nouns
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K.L1-c. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).
K.L1-c.1. With prompting and support, use regular plural nouns when speaking and writing.
Nouns
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K.L1-f. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking – Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
K.L1-f.2. With prompting and support, use modifiers (i.e. adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, etc.) to expound on ideas in order to expand complete sentences when speaking and writing.
Pronouns
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L2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
K.L2-a. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing – Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
K.L2-a.1. With prompting and support, distinguish between names and other nouns.
Nouns
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K.L2-b. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing – Recognize and name end punctuation.
K.L2-b.1. With prompting and support, use period, question mark or exclamation point appropriately at the end of sentences.
Periods and Question Marks
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K.L2-c. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing – Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
K.L2-c.1. With prompting and support, identify letter or letters for most consonant and short vowel sounds presented in a variety of texts.
Short Vowel Discrimination
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Short Vowel Sound
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K.L2-c.3. With prompting and support, write letters for most consonant and short vowel sounds in writing.
Short Vowel Discrimination
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Short Vowel Sound
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K.L2-d. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing – Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
K.L2-d.2. With prompting and support, apply conventional spelling for grade appropriate words in writing.
Spelling
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K.L2-d.3. With prompting and support, use letters to represent phonemes in words.
Spelling
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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
K.L5-a. With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings – Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
K.L5-a.1. With prompting and support, discuss commonalities among groups of words.
Categorizing Words
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K.L5-a.2. Sort and categorize objects.
Categorizing Words
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