Introduction to Debate Kindergarten  (#5010100) 

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Course Standards

Name Description
LAFS.K.L.1.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  1. Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
  2. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
  3. Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).
  4. Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
  5. Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
  6. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
LAFS.K.L.3.5: With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  1. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
  3. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
  4. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.
LAFS.K.L.3.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
LAFS.K.RI.1.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
LAFS.K.RI.1.2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
LAFS.K.RI.2.4: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
LAFS.K.RI.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
LAFS.K.RI.2.6: With prompting and support, identify the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
LAFS.K.RI.3.8: With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
LAFS.K.SL.1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
  2. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
LAFS.K.SL.1.2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
LAFS.K.SL.1.3: Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
LAFS.K.SL.2.4: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
LAFS.K.SL.2.5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
LAFS.K.SL.2.6: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
LAFS.K.W.1.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
LAFS.K.W.2.5: With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
LAFS.K.W.2.6: With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
LAFS.K.W.3.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
LAFS.K.W.3.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
ELD.K12.ELL.LA.1: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.

General Course Information and Notes


Introduction to Debate Kindergarten is to be a course to develop students' beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings. A majority of Kindergarten English Language Arts standards have been included.


The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

• learning and practicing a variety of speech formats

• learning and demonstrating appropriate formal and informal public speaking techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion

c eye contact and body movements

o voice register and choices of language

o use of standard English

• using research and writing skills to support selected topics and points of view

o across a range of disciplines

o using a range of sources, including digital

• collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages

General Information

Course Number: 5010100 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades PreK to 5 Education Courses > Subject: English/Language Arts > SubSubject: General >
Abbreviated Title: INTRO TO DEBATE GR K
Course Type: Elective Course Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K

Educator Certifications

Primary Education (K-3)
Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6)
Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3 through Grade 3)
Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood)
English (Elementary Grades 1-6)

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