Kindergarten Plans Fourth Nine Weeks
Language Arts Oral Language
K.1 The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
b) Participate in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speaking and recitation of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated word order patterns.
c) Participate in oral generation of language experience narratives.
d) Participate in creative dramatics.
e) Use complete sentences that include subject, verb, and object.
K.2 The student will expand understanding and use of word meanings.
a) Increase listening and speaking vocabularies.
b) Use number words.
c) Use words to describe/name people, places, and things.
d) Use words to describe/name location, size, color, and shape. e) Use words to describe/name actions.
f) Ask about words not understood.
g) Use vocabulary from other content areas.
K.3 The student will build oral communication skills.
a) Express ideas in complete sentences and express needs through direct requests.
b) Begin to initiate conversations
c) Begin to follow implicit rules for conversation, including taking turns and staying on topic.
d) Listen and speak in informal conversations with peers and adults.
e) Participate in group and partner discussions about various texts and topics.
f) Begin to use voice level, phrasing, and intonation appropriate for various language situations.
g) Follow one- and two-step directions.
h) Begin to ask how and why questions.
K.4 The student will identify, say, segment, and blend various units of speech sounds.
a) Begin to discriminate between spoken sentences, words, and syllables.
b) Identify and produce words that rhyme.
c) Blend and segment multisyllabic words at the syllable level.
d) Segment one-syllable words into speech sound units including beginning phoneme(s) (onset) and ending (rimes).
e) Identify words according to shared beginning and/or ending sounds.
K.5 The student will understand how print is organized and read.
a) Hold print materials in the correct position.
b) Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
c) Distinguish between print and pictures.
d) Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on a printed page. (pointing to each word).
e) Match voice with print. (concept of word).
K.6 The student will demonstrate an understanding that print conveys meaning.
a) Identify common signs and logos.
b) Explain that printed materials provide information.
c) Read and explain own writing and drawings.
d) Read his/her name and read fifteen meaningful, concrete words.
K.7 The student will develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles.
a) Identify and name the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
b) Match consonant, short vowel, and initial consonant digraph sounds to appropriate letters.
c) Demonstrate a speech-to-print match through accurate finder-point reading in familiar text that includes words with more than one syllable.
d) Identify beginning consonant sounds in single-syllable words.
K.8 The student will expand vocabulary.
a) Discuss meanings of words.
b) Develop vocabulary by listening to a variety of texts read aloud.
K.9 The student will demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.
a) Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.
c) Use pictures to make predictions.
d) Begin to ask and answer questions about what is read.
e) Use story language in discussions and retellings.
f) Retell familiar stories, using beginning, middle, and end.
g) Discuss characters, setting, and events.
K.10 The student will demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
a) Use pictures to identify topic and make predictions.
b) Identify text features specific to the topic, such as titles, headings, and pictures.
K.11 The student will print in manuscript.
a) Print uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet independently.
K.12 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.
a) Differentiate pictures from writing.
b) Draw pictures and/or use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences.
c) Use letters and beginning consonant sounds to spell phonetically words to describe pictures or write about experiences.
d) Write left to right and top to bottom.
e) Print his/her last names
K.13 The student will use available technology for reading and writing.
Number and Number Sense Focus: Whole Number Concepts
K. 2 The student, given a set containing 15 or fewer concrete objects, will a) tell how many are in the set by counting the number of objects orally; b) write the numeral to tell how many are in the set; and c) select the corresponding numeral from a given set of numerals.
K.4 The student will a) count forward to 100 and backward from 10; b) identify one more than a number and one less than a number c) count by fives and tens to 100.
K.14 The student will display gathered data in object graphs, picture graphs, and tables, and will answer questions related to the data.
Combining and Separating
K. 6 The student will model adding and subtraction whole numbers, using up to 10 concrete objects.
K. 7 The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.
K.3 The student will describe the relative location of people, places, and things by using positional words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.
K.4 The student will use simple maps and globes to
a) develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth;
b) describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations;
c) locate land and water features.
K.5 The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes
a) show a view from above;
b) show things in smaller size;
c) show the position of objects.
Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
K.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations.
K. 8 The student will investigate and understand that shadows occur when light is blocked by an object. Key concepts include a) shadows occur in nature when sunlight is blocked by an object; and b) shadows can be produced by blocking artificial light sources.
K. 11 The student will investigate and understand that materials can be reused, recycled, and conserved. Key concepts include a) materials and objects can be used over and over again; b) everyday materials can be recycled; and c) water and energy conservation at home and in school helps ensure resources are available for future use.