New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum for Kindergarten English Language Arts

Capital LettersWorksheets: 3
Word StudyWorksheets: 10
Write the wordWorksheets: 3
Writing ReadinessWorksheets: 14

NY.KR. Kindergarten Reading Standards (Literary and Informational Text)

Key Ideas and Details

KR2. Retell stories or share key details from a text. (RI&RL)
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
Comparing Storiesdiscuss the plot, which is what happens in each story. Compare the main characters. Evaluate Writing Styles. Read more...iWorksheets :2
Retelling StoriesWorksheets :2
Story PartsFreeWorksheets :2
Word FamiliesWorksheets :40
Writing ReadinessWorksheets :14
KR3. Identify characters, settings, major events in a story, or pieces of information in a text. (RI&RL)
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
Comparing Storiesdiscuss the plot, which is what happens in each story. Compare the main characters. Evaluate Writing Styles. Read more...iWorksheets :2
Retelling StoriesWorksheets :2
Story PartsFreeWorksheets :2
Word FamiliesWorksheets :40
Writing ReadinessWorksheets :14

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

KR8. Identify specific information to support ideas in a text. (RI&RL)
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
Comparing Storiesdiscuss the plot, which is what happens in each story. Compare the main characters. Evaluate Writing Styles. Read more...iWorksheets :2
Retelling StoriesWorksheets :2
Story PartsFreeWorksheets :2
Word FamiliesWorksheets :40
Writing ReadinessWorksheets :14

NY.KRF. Kindergarten Reading Standards: Foundational Skills

Print Concepts

KRF1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
KRF1a. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Word ChainsWorksheets :2
KRF1e. 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

Phonological Awareness

KRF2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
KRF2a. Recognize and produce spoken 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 RhymesWorksheets :2

Phonics and Word Recognition

KRF3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
KRF3b. Decode short vowel sounds with common spellings.
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
Beginning and Ending SoundsFreeBeginning and Ending Sounds are the letter sounds you hear at the beginning of a word. Read more...iWorksheets :16
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 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
The AlphabetFreeWorksheets :26
Closed SyllablesWorksheets :1
TraceWorksheets :8
Word StudyWorksheets :10
Write the wordWorksheets :3
KRF3e. Read common high-frequency words by sight.
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
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
RebusWorksheets :2
Story PartsFreeWorksheets :2
Word FamiliesWorksheets :40
Writing ReadinessWorksheets :14

NY.KL. Kindergarten Language Standards

Conventions of Standard English

KL1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Core Conventions Skills for Grades Prekindergarten→Grade 2:
KL1.3. Form regular plural nouns orally (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).
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
KL1.4. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, mice, fish).
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
KL1.8. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Simple SentencesWorksheets :5
KL1.9. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything). → Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
PronounsWhat is a Pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. E.g. I, you we, it, they, someone. Read more...iWorksheets :6Study Guides :1
KL2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Core Punctuation and Spelling Skills for Grades P→2:
KL2.5. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships. → Spell unknown words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions. →Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.→ Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil).
SpellingFreeSpelling: forming words with the correct letters in the correct order. Spelling three or four letter words. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Beginning and Ending SoundsFreeBeginning and Ending Sounds are the letter sounds you hear at the beginning of a word. Read more...iWorksheets :16
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 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
The AlphabetFreeWorksheets :26
Closed SyllablesWorksheets :1
TraceWorksheets :8
Word StudyWorksheets :10
Write the wordWorksheets :3

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

KL5. Explore and discuss word relationships and word meanings.
KL5a. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) for understanding 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
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
RebusWorksheets :2
Story PartsFreeWorksheets :2
Word FamiliesWorksheets :40
Writing ReadinessWorksheets :14
KL5d. 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
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