Kindergarten Curriculum At A Glance

Reading/Language Arts

Identifies and Names Lower and Upper Case Letters

Identifies Rhyming words, Syllables in a word, &matches beginning/ending sounds of words

Identifies Letter Sounds

Identifies Parts of a Sentence, Story, and Book

Identifies Key Elements in a text - beginning/middle/end, character and setting, author, main idea

Identifies different types of text ( fiction, non-fiction)

Uses Proper Book Handling Skills

Follows Line of Print from Left to Right/Top to Bottom

Recognizes Words, Letters, Spaces, and Punctuation in Text (Concepts of Print)

Recognizes High-Frequency (Sight) Words

Listens to Stories, Retells Stories in Sequence

Responds to Stories

Can Read a CVC Word (consonant, vowel, consonant; for example - cat, mop, pan)

Shared Writing

Independent Writing

Individual Reading

Choral Reading

Literacy Centers




Count to 100 by 1s and 10s

Identifies, represents, writes, and counts numbers to 20 and beyond

Identifies and describes 2 and 3 dimensional shapes

Composes and decomposes numbers and shapes

Addition and Subtraction with numbers 0-10

Understand the concept of measurement - length, weight, height

Classify and sort data - basic graphs, sorting by attributes (colors, shapes & size)


Learning Experiences Used

Whole Group Instruction

Learning through Games, Songs and Activities

Small Group Practice and Exploration

Guided Practice

Independent Practice and Exploration

Various forms of Assessments



Dictates Messages

Holds pencil properly

Uses correct writing strokes

Uses Thinking Maps for Writing

Edits Writing

Adds Details to Pictures

Uses Directionality of Print

Uses lined and unlined paper

Uses and Identifies Punctuation

Dictates or Writes Words with Pictures

Expresses ideas in two or more complete sentences.

Uses Basic Computer Skills and using a mouse

Uses Prompts for Writing

Learning Experiences Used

Daily Written Work


Shared Writing


Word Walls

Daily Message

Directed Writing




Knows that learning can come from careful observation

Recognizes the five senses and related body parts

Identifies the difference between living and non-living organisms

Observes that all plants and animals need the basic necessities of air, water, food

Sorts objects by observable properties

Identifies forms of energy

Getting to Know Each Other Rules and Responsibilities

Getting to Know My School

Me and My Family

Our Community/Celebrations and Traditions

Famous American Holidays

Cultural Awareness/Appreciation

Our Place in this World


United States

The World