Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Kindergarten English Language Arts

Capital LettersCapitalization Worksheets - kindergarten worksheets covering the use of capital letters. Capital letters worksheets for home learning, online practice, distance learning. Worksheets for when to use capital letters: first letter of a sentence, proper nouns, ... Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Simple SentencesA simple sentence is made up of a single independent clause, e.g.: Do you play football? One more example: The bus was late. A simple sentence contains only one independent clause. An independent clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a complete thought. Read more...iWorksheets: 5
The AlphabetFreeAn Alphabet is a set of symbols in a fixed order used to represent speech sounds of a language. The word 'Alphabet' comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta. The English Alphabet consists of 26 letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z Read more...iWorksheets: 26
Comparing Storiesdiscuss the plot, which is what happens in each story. Compare the main characters. Evaluate Writing Styles. Read more...iWorksheets: 2
Retelling StoriesMatching characters and stories. Identifying the main topic. Retelling the central idea and key details. Read more...iWorksheets: 2
Story PartsFreeUse these worksheets to help your students to identify the basic parts of stories including main idea, solution, conflict, setting, characters. Read more...iWorksheets: 2
Beginning and Ending SoundsFreeBeginning and Ending Sounds are the letter sounds you hear at the beginning of a word. Read more...iWorksheets: 16
Closed SyllablesA closed syllable is a vowel followed by a consonant. E.g.: car, hat, pig, it, dish. In closed syllables, the vowel usually says its short sound. Open syllables are open because they are not closed by a consonant. E.g.: no, me, hi. Read more...iWorksheets: 1
Counting SyllablesThe number of syllables in a word is decided by its number of vowel sounds. The Clap Method is the most common way to teach syllable counting. Say the word and Clap each time you hear A, E, I, O, or U as a separate sound. Read more...iWorksheets: 7
Letter Sounds - Same & DifferentThe same letter does not always represent the same sound in English. Some letters can stand for as many as four different sounds. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Onsets & RimesOnset - the initial phonological unit of any word which contains the initial consonant or consonant blend (e.g. p in pet) and the term "rime" refers to the string of letters that follow, usually a vowel and final consonants (e.g. et in pet). Read more...iWorksheets: 4
Phoneme SegmentationSegmenting is hearing and identifying the individual sounds in a spoken word. Phoneme segmentation is the ability to break words down into individual sounds. It's essential in developing reading and spelling skills. Read more...iWorksheets: 2
Same & Different SoundsAsk your students to identify which words sound alike or different. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Vowel SoundsThe same vowel sound is often represented by different vowel letters in writing. Vowels also change their sound based on where they're located in a word and what letters are around them. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Word FamiliesUse letters to build word families. Match the letters to the images, circle word family images. Teaching kids how to read and write word families increases their reading fluency by showing them spelling patterns in words. Instead of memorizing spellings and meanings of all words, children learn how to spot patterns. Read more...iWorksheets: 40
Word PartsMany words in the English language are made up of word parts called prefixes, roots, and suffixes. A basic word to which prefixes and suffixes are added is called a root word because it forms the basis of a new word. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Word StudyWord study is an approach to spelling instructions. Word study addresses the following three components: spelling, phonics and vocabulary. Word study helps our students in better reading, spelling and writing. Learning word patterns means that students needn't learn to spell every single word. Rhymes can help children learn to spell quickly because of their predictable word patterns. Read more...iWorksheets: 10
TraceStudents trace the path and follow the trails. These activities will have them building fine motor skills. Color letters to make the world more colorful :) Read more...iWorksheets: 8
Write the wordStudents trace the spelled words and then write them. Pattern practice worksheets also help children with developing their early problem solving skills, where they decide which item comes next. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Writing ReadinessPre-writing skills contribute to the kid's ability to draw, color and use a pencil. Activities to build writing readiness skills are tracing, coloring, stacking blocks, matching, puzzling, drawing, cutting with scissors. Read more...iWorksheets: 14

MA.CCRA.R. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Key Ideas and Details

CCRA.R.2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Story RetellRetell means "tell it again." When you hear or read a story, you try to remember the important parts. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Main IdeaA main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Craft and Structure

CCRA.R.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Three Step DirectionsWhat is Logical Order? Logical order is how things happen in real life. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MA.CCRA.L. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language

Conventions of Standard English

CCRA.L.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
SpellingFreeSpelling: forming words with the correct letters in the correct order. Spelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

CCRA.L.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Three Step DirectionsWhat is Logical Order? Logical order is how things happen in real life. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

MA.RL.K. Kindergarten Reading Standards for Literature [RL]

Key Ideas and Details

RL.K.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Story RetellRetell means "tell it again." When you hear or read a story, you try to remember the important parts. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
RL.K.3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
SettingsWhat are Settings? Settings are places. <br>Schools, homes, a zoo, a street, a town or city are all settings. <br>Try this! Find a setting: a] girl b] horse c] house d] mouse Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Craft and Structure

RL.K.5. Recognize common types of texts and characteristics of their structure (e.g., story elements in books; rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems).
Rhyming WordsRhyming words have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Examples: hat - bat - cat. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Rhyming WordsRhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyme that comes at the end of each verse or line in poetry. A rhyme in the strict sense is also called a perfect rhyme. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Nursery RhymesChildren songs and poems: Hickory dickory dock, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill. Matching the pictures and poems. Putting the rhymes in order. Read more...iWorksheets :2

MA.RI.K. Kindergarten Reading Standards for Informational Text [RI]

Key Ideas and Details

RI.K.2. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Main IdeaA main idea is the most important part of a sentence or story. It tells you what it's all about. When you write or read, you keep the main idea in mind. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Craft and Structure

RI.K.5. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Book SenseBook sense allows you the strength to concentrate, analyze, empathize, and imagine. Read more...iWorksheets :2

MA.RF.K. Kindergarten Reading Standards for Foundational Skills [RF]

Print Concepts

RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
RF.K.1.a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Word ChainsA word chain provides a structure which allows students to explore relationships among the words, and remember their meanings. E.g. cat -> cap -> cup. Word chaining is a literacy strategy that can dramatically increase your student's reading progress. Read more...iWorksheets :2

Phonological Awareness

RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
RF.K.2.a. Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Rhyming WordsRhyming words have the same vowel sound and the same ending sounds. Examples: hat - bat - cat. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Rhyming WordsRhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyme that comes at the end of each verse or line in poetry. A rhyme in the strict sense is also called a perfect rhyme. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Nursery RhymesChildren songs and poems: Hickory dickory dock, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill. Matching the pictures and poems. Putting the rhymes in order. Read more...iWorksheets :2
RF.K.2.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/.)
Beginning SoundsFreeBeginning sounds are the letter sounds you hear at the beginning of a word. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Ending SoundsWhat are Ending Sounds? Many words sound almost the same. The sound you hear at the end of a word is important. Listen carefully to hear the end of each word. Say the sound at the end of each word. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1

Phonics and Word Recognition

RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.K.3.b. Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Short Vowel DiscriminationDiscriminating between short vowel sounds with one syllable words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Short Vowel SoundWhat is a Short Vowel? The vowels are the letters, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. Vowels make special sounds in words. They make a sound we call short. Look at these words. They all have the short vowel sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
RF.K.3.c. Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
High Frequency Words IIWhat are High Frequency Words? These are words you need to know at sight. That means you read them without trying to sound them out. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
High Frequency Words IFreeHigh frequency words are the sight words you need to know as soon as you see them. Good readers do not need to sound them out. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
High Frequency WordsHigh frequency words are the words that appear most frequently in printed materials. Some examples of high frequency words are: you, to, go, have. Read more...iWorksheets :2
Mystery WordsMystery Vocabulary List. Motive: a reason for doing something. Magnifying glass: a lens that makes something seen through it appear larger than it actually is. Clue: something that helps a person to find something or to solve a mystery. Read more...iWorksheets :2
RebusA rebus is a puzzle device that combines the use of illustrated pictures with individual letters or words to depict words or phrases. The term 'rebus' comes from the Latin phrase 'non verbis, sed rebus', which means 'not by words, but by things.' Read more...iWorksheets :2

MA.L.K. Kindergarten Language Standards [L]

Conventions of Standard English

L.K.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; retain and further develop language skills learned previously.
Word Usage
L.K.1.c. Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
NounsWhat are Nouns? Nouns are words used to identify ideas, actions, qualities, persons, places, or things, or to name a particular one of these. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
L.K.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.K.2.d. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
Short Vowel DiscriminationDiscriminating between short vowel sounds with one syllable words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Short Vowel SoundWhat is a Short Vowel? The vowels are the letters, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. Vowels make special sounds in words. They make a sound we call short. Look at these words. They all have the short vowel sound. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
L.K.2.e. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
SpellingFreeSpelling: forming words with the correct letters in the correct order. Spelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.K.5. With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.K.5.a. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Categorizing WordsTo categorize means to put words into groups that belong together. A category is a group. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
High Frequency WordsHigh frequency words are the words that appear most frequently in printed materials. Some examples of high frequency words are: you, to, go, have. Read more...iWorksheets :2
Mystery WordsMystery Vocabulary List. Motive: a reason for doing something. Magnifying glass: a lens that makes something seen through it appear larger than it actually is. Clue: something that helps a person to find something or to solve a mystery. Read more...iWorksheets :2
RebusA rebus is a puzzle device that combines the use of illustrated pictures with individual letters or words to depict words or phrases. The term 'rebus' comes from the Latin phrase 'non verbis, sed rebus', which means 'not by words, but by things.' Read more...iWorksheets :2
L.K.5.d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.
Three Step DirectionsWhat is Logical Order? Logical order is how things happen in real life. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

Standards

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