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 What Your Child Will Learn in Kindergarten:

CCSS Strands Standards
 Reading:                          Literature/Informational Text
  • Identify key ideas and details in a text.
  • Recognize craft and structure.
  • Integrate knowledge and ideas.
  • Read a range of texts of various levels of text complexity.
 Foundational Skills
  • Understand print concepts.
  • Show phonological awareness.
  • Use phonics in word recognition.
  • Read with fluency.
  • Write a variety of text types and for a variety of purposes.
  • Produce and distribute writing.
  • Research to build and present knowledge (integrating technology).
Speaking and Listening
  • Comprehend and collaborate.
  • Present knowledge and ideas.
  •  Use the conventions of Standard English.
  • Acquire and use vocabulary.

SMCPS Resources:

Additional Helpful Resources:

Resources to Support Your Child at Home:

Generic Resources

Resources Available through SMCPS

Recommended Reading/Online Books

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness


  • Reading Rockets Letters and Sounds: Practical Ideas for Parents- Activities to help your child learn that written words are made up of letters that match the sounds in spoken words
  • ABCya!-  Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun
  • Starfall- Educational games for grades PreK through 3,  includes a talking library so your child can listen to books being read online

Reading Comprehension

  • Writing

The following articles provide tips to support writing at home: