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Maryland Standards for Kindergarten English Language Arts

MD.1.0. General Reading Processes

1.A. Students will master the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words by the end of grade one.

1.A.1. Discriminate sounds and words
1.A.1.a. Identify whether isolated sounds are same or different
1.A.1.b. Identify initial and final sounds in a word
1.A.2. Discriminate and produce rhyming words and alliteration
1.A.2.a. Repeat and produce rhyming words
1.A.2.b. Identify and repeat sentences that use alliteration
1.A.3. Blend sounds and syllables to form words
1.A.3.a. Orally blend syllables into a whole word, such as fun-ny=funny
1.A.3.b. Orally blend onset and rimes (word families) into a whole word, such as b-at=bat
1.A.3.c. Orally blend 2-3 phonemes into one syllable words, such as m-e=me; f-u-n=fun
1.A.4. Segment and manipulate sounds in spoken words and sentences
1.A.4.b. Clap syllables in a word
1.A.4.c. Say syllables
1.A.4.d. Identify the initial sound in a word
1.A.4.e. Segment individual sounds in words

1.B. Students will apply their knowledge of letter/sound relationships and word structure to decode unfamiliar words.

1.B.1. Identify letters and corresponding sounds
1.B.1.a. Identify in isolation all upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
1.B.1.b. Identify letters matched to sounds
1.B.1.c. Generate the sounds associated with individual letters and letter patterns, such as s-, st-, -at, -ack, -ed
1.B.2. Decode words in grade-level texts
1.B.2.a. Identify similarities and differences in letters and words
1.B.2.b. Blend letter sounds in one-syllable words (CVC)

1.C. Students will read orally with accuracy and expression at a rate that sounds like speech.

1.C.2. Read orally from familiar texts at an appropriate rate
1.C.2.c. Recognize some words by sight, such as student's first and last name, a, the, my, you, is, are

1.D. Students will use a variety of strategies and opportunities to understand word meaning and to increase vocabulary.

1.D.1. Develop and apply vocabulary through exposure to a variety of texts
1.D.1.a. Acquire new vocabulary through listening to and reading a variety of texts on a daily basis
1.D.1.b. Discuss words and word meanings daily as they are encountered in texts, instruction, and conversation
1.D.1.e. Listen to and identify the meaning of content-specific vocabulary
1.D.2. Develop a conceptual understanding of new words
1.D.2.a. Use words to describe location, size, color, and shape
1.D.2.d. Identify and sort pictures of common words into basic categories, such as colors, numbers, seasons

1.E. Students will use a variety of strategies to understand what they read (construct meaning).

1.E.1. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of print to determine how print is organized and read
1.E.1.c. Identify title, cover page, front and back of book, table of contents, page numbers, and describe what information is presented on the title and cover pages
1.E.1.d. Track print from left to right and top to bottom
1.E.2. Use strategies to prepare for reading (before reading)
1.E.2.b. Make predictions by examining the title, cover, illustrations/photographs/text, and familiar author or topic
1.E.3. Use strategies to make meaning from text (during reading)
1.E.3.b. Make, confirm, or adjust predictions
1.E.4. Demonstrate understanding of text (after reading)
1.E.4.a. Recall and discuss information from text
1.E.4.f. Retell a story using text as support

MD.2.0. Comprehension of Informational Text

2.A.1. Develop comprehension skills by reading a variety of informational texts

2.A.1.b. Listen to and use functional documents by following simple oral or rebus directions
2.A.1.b.2. Recipes

2.A.2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts

2.A.4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts

2.A.4.b. Identify the main idea/text's message
2.A.4.c. Retell important facts from a text
2.A.4.d. Identify how someone might use the text

MD.3.0. Comprehension of Literary Text

3.A.1. Develop comprehension skills by listening to and reading a variety of self-selected and assigned literary texts

3.A.1.b. Listen to and discuss a variety of different types of fictional literary text, such as stories, poems, nursery rhymes, realistic fiction, fairy tales, and fantasy

3.A.3. Use elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding

3.A.3.a. Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story, including the problem, and solution
3.A.3.b. Identify the characters, sequence of events, and setting of a story

3.A.4. Use elements of poetry to facilitate understanding

3.A.4.a. Identify rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems read to them
3.A.4.b. Retell the events of the poem

3.A.5. Use elements of drama to facilitate understanding

3.A.5.a. Identify the characters, dialogue, and scenery of a play read to them

MD.4.0. Writing

4.A.2. Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas and inform

4.A.2.e. Dictate, draw, or write a response to text, such as response logs and journals

MD.5.0. Controlling Language

5.A.1. Use grammar concepts and skills that strengthen oral language

5.A.1.a. Use complete sentences in conversation and to respond to questions

5.B.1. Comprehend and apply standard English in oral language

5.B.1.c. Use sentences with noun/pronoun agreement

5.C.2. Comprehend and use basic punctuation and capitalization in written language

5.C.2.b. Use capital letters for first letters of names and beginning sentences

5.D.1. Apply conventional spelling in written language

5.D.1.a. Spell first and last name correctly
5.D.1.b. Spell a few high frequency words correctly
5.D.1.c. Use letters to represent phonemes in words

MD.6.0. Listening

6.A.2. Comprehend and analyze what is heard

6.A.2.b. Identify rhythms and patterns of language, including rhyme and repetition

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