21st Century Curriculum


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Language Arts - Standards
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Reading Standards



st Century Learning Language Arts Standard


Kindergarten students are engaged in print-rich learning experiences to develop an awareness and

understanding of spoken and written language. This awareness is explored through reading, writing, listening,

speaking, and media literacy that will develop lifelong learning skills. Students are introduced to a variety of

visual and literary forms, including cross-cultural works of literature and informational text. Appropriate

language experiences, shared and guided reading opportunities, and exposure to 21
st century skills, coupled

with active student participation, will support the acquisition of skills in the language arts.

1. Concepts About Print

LA0.1.1 Demonstrates an understanding of print concepts (required: book conventions - front cover, back

cover, title page; directional movement - left to right and top to bottom; distinguishing between

letters and words; one-to-one correspondence between words read aloud and printed text;

correct way to hold and open a book).

LA0.1.2 Distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

2. Phonemic Awareness

LA0.2.1 Generates rhyming words (for example: What rhymes with hat?).

LA0.2.2 Generates words that begin with the same initial or final sound.

LA0.2.3 Segments and blends phonemes to form one-syllable words
(required: /m/.../a/.../n/, onset /c/ and

rime /at/).

3. Reading Fluency

LA0.3.1 Reads upper- and lowercase letters in sequence and in random order with automaticity.

LA0.3.2 Reads common sight words in isolation/lists and in context with automaticity
(required: 1-20 on

Fry Word List).

4. Word Analysis and Vocabulary

LA0.4.1 Produces all letter sounds represented by single consonants.

LA0.4.2 Determines what words mean from context clues in a sentence or simple story.

5. Strategies to Guide and Monitor Comprehension

LA0.5.1 Makes predictions based on illustrations, titles, or portions of text (for example: preview picturebooks and discuss titles in order to make predictions before reading).

LA0.5.2 Derives meaning from highly predictable or patterned texts.

LA0.5.3 Creates visual images that represent something that was read in a story (read aloud and/or during

shared reading).

6. Main Idea and Supporting Details

LA0.6.1 Describes topics of texts read or heard (required: nonfiction text).

LA0.6.2 Retells basic facts or details relevant to the text.

7. Textual Relationships

LA0.7.1 Describes basic story elements (required: setting, characters, events).

LA0.7.2 Sequences a simple series of events (required: beginning, middle, end; first, last).

LA0.7.3 Follows a sequence of two- or three-step directions (for example: center directions, classroom procedures, science experiments, recipes) using picture cues.

LA0.7.4 Describes patterns in text (for example: predictable text, chronological order).

8. Text Structures, Elements, and Techniques

LA0.8.1 Makes connections between texts (required: poems, fairy tales, stories, informational texts,

cross-cultural works of literature, electronic text/media, pictures) and people in own life andother cultures

(for example: characters, events).

LA0.8.2 Describes common signs, symbols, labels, and captions in the environment.

LA0.8.3 Describes/models rhyme and rhythm in poetry.

LA0.8.4 Explains how authors use text features
(for example: pictures/illustrations, icons) to enhance

understanding of key ideas.

LA0.8.5 Describes what authors and illustrators do, and distinguishes between the two in a variety of


9. Research

LA0.9.1 Restates accurate facts after listening to expository text.

LA0.9.2 Asks and answers questions about the content of text.

10. Writing Process

LA0.10.1 Generates original ideas for writing through group discussion and brainstorming.

LA0.10.2 Describes familiar topics and ideas by drawing, telling, or writing for a purpose.

11. Writing Style

LA0.11.1 Uses words, labels, or short phrases that match or enhance picture text (Word Choice).

LA0.11.2 Writes in simple sentences (some may be fragmented) (Sentence Fluency).

12. Writing Applications and Formats

LA0.12.1 Creates lists, notes or messages using short phrases or simple sentences (Ideas/Content &

Sentence Fluency).LA0.12.2 Participates in the construction of class reports

(for example: observations in a science

experiment) through text or pictures (Ideas/Content & Word Choice).LA0.12.3 Describes a personal experience, object, or person through pictures and/or text

(Ideas/Content &

Word Choice).

13. Language Conventions

LA0.13.1 Writes upper- and lowercase manuscript letters of the alphabet.

LA0.13.2 Uses capital letters to begin names of people or places, although may be inconsistent or


LA0.13.3 Uses punctuation
(required: period, exclamation point), although may be inconsistent or


LA0.13.4 Uses knowledge of letter-sound relationship to spell simple words with some consonants and

few vowels.

14. Interactive Communication: Visual and Writing Applications

LA0.14.1 Creates visual representations of personal experiences using a variety of media (for example:

visual arts, drama, electronic tools).

15. Interactive Communication: Speaking and Listening Applications

LA0.15.1 Follows the rules of conversation and discussion (required: attends to speaker, uses body

language and facial expression to show interest, takes turns).

LA0.15.2 Makes relevant contributions in class (for example: shares ideas, information, opinions,


LA0.15.3 Makes a simple oral presentation to an audience (for example: tells a personal experience,

shares information, presents personal work) using a prop or other appropriate material.


21st Century Learning Mathematics Standard


The kindergarten math program emphasizes the use of manipulatives, concrete materials, and appropriate

tools so that students explore and develop concepts and ideas fundamental to the study of mathematics:

number, counting, comparing, classifying, patterning, measuring, shape, size, position, data collection, and

problem solving. Students sort objects and use one or more attributes to solve problems. They identify,

duplicate, and extend simple number patterns as preparation for creating rules that describe relationships, or

they might collect data and use counting to answer such questions as, “What is our favorite snack?” Emphasis

is on the integration of 21
st century skills and providing students with real life applications and experiences in



M0.1.1 Applies counting to 20 using different starting points (required: forward to 20, backward from 20, using one-to-one correspondence) and multiple representations (for example: objects,

pictures, numerals, number lines).

M0.1.2 Counts by 2’s to 12, 5’s, and 10’s to 100.

M0.1.3 Compares and orders whole numbers through 20
(for example: the group 3, 5, 7, 20 is in the

right order).M0.1.4 Compares ordinal numbers through the fifth position

(for example: 1st, 3rd, or 5th position

standing in a line).


M0.2.1 Expresses numbers up to 20 as one more/one less from a given number.

M0.2.2 Compares the number of objects in sets with and without counting
(required: compare two sets

of 10 or fewer items using greater than, less than, or equal to).


M0.3.1 Models addition of whole numbers through sums of 10 using pictures, symbols, or objects.

M0.3.2 Models subtraction of whole numbers with minuends of 10 using pictures, symbols, or objects.

M0.3.3 Estimates quantities to 20 using 5 and 10 as benchmarks.


Not assessed at this level.


Not assessed at this level.


M0.6.1 Creates and extends two-part repeating and growing patterns using color or shape (for example:

repeating - ; growing – building snap cube towers that have 2 cubes,

then 4 cubes, then 6 cubes, etc. to demonstrate adding two over and over).


M0.7.1 Constructs equivalent forms of whole numbers to 10 using manipulatives/objects or numbers

(for example: ÄÄ+ÄÄÄ=Ä+ÄÄÄÄ).


M0.8.1 Draws two-dimensional shapes (required: circles, triangles, rectangles/squares).

M0.8.2 Sorts two-dimensional figures (including irregular figures) by attributes (for example: size,

shape, number of sides).

M0.8.3 Compares two-dimensional (circles, triangles, rectangles/squares) and three-dimensional shapes

in different orientations and environments (for example: nature, buildings, classroom).

M0.8.4 Uses position, proximity, and direction to describe objects in contextual situations (for

example: above, below; near, far).


Not assessed at this level.


M0.10.1 Creates simple navigational directions (for example: walk forward 10 steps, turn right, and

walk forward 5 steps).


M0.11.1 Uses the attribute of length to describe and compare objects using nonstandard units (required:

using multiple constant units, using one unit multiple times).

M0.11.2 Estimates length to the nearest whole unit.

M0.11.3 Sequences the months of the year in order starting with January.

M0.11.4 Sequences the days of the week in order starting with Sunday.


M0.12.1 Sorts, classifies, and counts objects up to 20 based on a given rule (for example: sort objects by



M0.13.1 Gathers and constructs displays of data relating to familiar experiences (for example: favorites,types of pets) by counting and tallying.

M0.13.2 Interprets simple data displays such as pictographs, object graphs, and tallies by

asking/answering question and using comparisons (required: greater than, less than).


M0.14.1 Uses relevant information in teacher-led discussions to determine the problem to be solved.

M0.14.2 Solves simple contextual problems using a variety of strategies and tools
(required: making a

model, “acting it out,” or drawing a picture).M0.14.3 Creates addition and subtraction word problems

(required: sums to 10 and differences with

minuends to 10; using +, -, and = to record number sentences).


M0.15.1 Explores predictions, using a variety of objects and manipulatives.

M0.15.2 Explains thinking about how a problem was solved using oral, written, concrete, or pictorial

forms (required: equal).

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