Kindergarten English Language Arts

Instructional Focus

Assessment Tools

Understand there is a one-to-one match between speech and print.

Fountas and Pinnell  Reading Benchmark Assessment

Learn to read and write at least 25 high frequency words.

Ten Minute Write Assessment, AAPS Writing Rubric

Read simple stories that contain many high frequency words and pictures that support the meaning.


Identify and write uppercase and lower case letters.


Identify and create rhymes

Fountas and Pinnell phonological awareness assessment

Represent words with beginning and ending consonant sounds.

Hearing Sounds in Words from Marie Clay’s An Observation Survey

Write a three sentence simple narrative with a beginning, middle and end.


Other Resources

Text Level Guide for Parents 998kb PDF

State Language Arts Grade Level Content Expectations for Kindergarten 282kb PDF externallink.gif

District Kindergarten Writing Calendar 56kb PDF

District K-2 Reading Rubric 241kb PDF

District Kindergarten Writing Rubric 149kb PDF

District Kindergarten Phonics Lessons Pacing Guide 61kb PDF

Kindergarten Grade Report 447kb PDF


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