Language Arts - Kindergarten   (#5010041)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

This course description defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of Grade K.

General Notes

Special Notes:

Instructional Practices

Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:

1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf

For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at sala@fldoe.org.

General Information

Course Number: 5010041
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LANG ARTS GRADE K
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Required
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5,PreK

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

The Best Pet:

Learn to identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text in this pet-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Magical Library :

Help a wizard name the author and illustrator of a storybook or informational book with this interactive tutorial. You’ll also learn the jobs of the author and illustrator in telling the story and presenting ideas or information in a text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Playground Fun: Storybooks and Poems:

Learn to recognize storybooks and poems and identify their differences with this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Buzzing Details:

Help Bobby the beekeeper answer questions about key details in nonfiction text with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Building Meaning:

Join Handy Hal and learn strategies for understanding new words in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

"Beary" Good Details:

Join Baby Bear to answer questions about key details in his favorite stories with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Capitalization Invasion:

Learn how to capitalize the first word in a sentence with this interactive tutorial. You will also be able to capitalize the pronoun “I” when used in a sentence.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Preposition Factory:

Learn how to identify special words called prepositions that help you describe where a person or object is located. By the end of this interactive tutorial, you should also be able to use these special words to complete sentences.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

ABC Alphabet:

How many letters do you know? Each letter activity has a different game to play which will help you learn the sounds of the letters in the ABC's. Come practice and learn all of the capital and lower case letters in the alphabet.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Student Center Activity

Advanced Phonics: Word-O-Matic:

In this FCRR Student Center Activity, the student will produce words with variant correspondences.

Type: Student Center Activity

Teaching Ideas

Where Plants and Animals Live:

This site features activity ideas on comparing plants and animals in different habitats. It also includes a virtual manipulative, black line masters for activity ideas, and a family newsletter to encourage family involvement.

Type: Teaching Idea

Observing Objects:

This site features activity resources on observing and sorting objects. It also includes a virtual manipulative, activity ideas, and a family newsletter to encourage family involvement.

Type: Teaching Idea

Moon and Stars:

In this printable craft activity, learners create a string of cut-out moons and stars. This activity is phrased to encourage a parent and child to look at the Moon every night, and make simple illustrations of what they see, but can be adapted for various groups of learners. When learners have three or four different shapes drawn, they can cut out as many as desired and create a pattern, string them together, and hang them in a special place. Learners create simple patterns at first (A, B, A, B) and move on to more complex patterns as they mature and gain experience.

Type: Teaching Idea

Additional Requirements:
The following Florida State Standards for the Mathematical Practices (MP) are applicable to all content areas.
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP1)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP 3)
  • Attend to precision. (MP 6)