K-12 Grade Levels


Kindergarten logoThe Kindergarten ELA BPS-prioritized standards were selected to equip your child for focusing on exciting new skills that will help them become strong readers and writers!

They'll learn to follow along in stories and books from left to right, top to bottom, and even sound out words by understanding the different sounds they hear. They'll also practice working together and following directions to build important communication skills. By the end of the year, your child will be able to tell you about the stories they hear, write simple sentences, and identify the building blocks of language like letters and sounds!

Note: Standards Identifiers auto-link to popup a detailed description and links to Proficiency Scales with Prioritized Standards Identifiers being highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-00.F (F) Foundations of Literacy

  • ELA-00.F.01    Recognize the front cover, back cover, author, and illustrator of books.
  • ELA-00.F.02    Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.*
  • ELA-00.F.03    Recognize that sentences have letters, words, spaces between words, capitalization, and ending punctuation.
  • ELA-00.F.04    Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  • ELA-00.F.05    Segment parts of spoken words.*
  • ELA-00.F.06    Blend parts of spoken words.*
  • ELA-00.F.07    Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final phonemes in three-phoneme words.*
  • ELA-00.F.08    Decode words with phoneme-grapheme correspondences:*
  • ELA-00.F.09    Encode words with phoneme-grapheme correspondences:*
  • ELA-00.F.10    Determine the meaning of multiple-meaning words with phonics patterns that have been taught.
  • ELA-00.F.11    Orally use new academic, content-specific, grade-level vocabulary, and relate new words to prior knowledge.
  • ELA-00.F.12    Demonstrate fluency through the application of phonemic and phonological skills.*
  • ELA-00.F.13    Write uppercase and lowercase letters accurately.*
  • ELA-00.F.14    Write a simple sentence using subject and predicate, with capital letters, punctuation, and appropriate word spacing.

ELA-00.C (C) Communication

  • ELA-00.C.01    Describe personal interests or tell stories orally to a targeted audience.
  • ELA-00.C.02    Speak audibly to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
  • ELA-00.C.03    Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.
  • ELA-00.C.04    Use grade-appropriate, conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.
  • ELA-00.C.05 begins in 6th grade
  • ELA-00.C.06    Participate in conversations by listening to others and taking turns speaking.
  • ELA-00.C.07    Work collaboratively by following agreed-upon rules and simple one- and two-step oral directions.*

ELA-00.R (R) Reading

  • ELA-00.R.01   is met in K.R.2-5.
  • ELA-00.R.02    Respond to a variety of texts, photographs, or illustrations before, during, and after shared reading or other text-listening experiences to compare, contrast, predict, or infer.
  • ELA-00.R.03a    Tell about the informational text, photographs, or illustrations before, during, or after a shared reading or other text-listening experience.*
  • ELA-00.R.03b    Tell about characters and setting in a literary text during or after a shared reading or other text-listening experience.*
  • ELA-00.R.04 begins in fourth grade
  • ELA-00.R.05    Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases through read-alouds or other text-listening experiences.*
  • ELA-00.R.06    Identify photographs, illustrations, and labels during or after a shared reading or other text-listening experience.
  • ELA-00.R.08    Use a variety of fiction texts.
  • ELA-00.R.09 begins in third grade

ELA-00.Wr (Wr) Writing

  • ELA-00.Wr.01    Produce writing through shared and interactive experiences in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task, purpose, or audience.*
  • ELA-00.Wr.02 begins in second grade
  • ELA-00.Wr.03    Draw and write informative pieces on a topic.
  • ELA-00.Wr.04    Draw and write opinion pieces on a topic.
  • ELA-00.Wr.05    Draw and write narrative pieces that describe a single event.
  • ELA-00.Wr.06    Develop and strengthen writing utilizing the five steps appropriate to the task:
  • ELA-00.Wr.07    Produce shared and interactive writing with emotion or personality expressed through word choice.
  • ELA-00.wL.01    Compose a simple sentence.*
    ELA-00.wL.02    Identify parts of speech in sentences orally, with illustrations, or in writing:*

ELA-00.IR (IR) Inquiry and Research

(IR) Standards begin in second grade