Kindergarten Language Arts - Online Resources

Reading Standards for Literature (RL)

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Key Ideas and Details
  • RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Web Resources
Reading Comprehension Die
Reading Comprehension Clothespin Cards
Alphabet Practice Pad
Writing Guide
Writing Slate
Writing Sentences
Reading Response Journal
iPad Apps
Endless Alphabet
TeachMe Kindergarten
Games for Learning
ABC PocketPhonics
Bob Books – Reading Magic
Handwriting without Tears
ABC Magnetic Alphabet Lite
Sight Words Read and Spell
Sight Words See Read Say
ABC Wildlife
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
ABC Tracer
Zoodles Kindergarten Games – Not iPad
  • RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Grammar Glossary
Blown Away
Sentence Clubhouse
Phonic Review
Internet Picture Dictionary
  • RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Oli finds his Place – Storybook
Marvin and Sweetie – Storybook
Lily the Wildcat - Storybook
Craft and Structure
  • RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Sports Homographs
  • RL.K.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
Sorting with Hampshire
**Sorting things**
Balloon Verb
  • RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Catch a Fish
Parts of a Book Anchor Charts
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • RL.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
Map It Out – Illustrations and story telling
Story Skeletons
Tell A Story
Ideas for Literacy Centers
  • RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Comparing and Contrasting
Venn Diagram
Exploring with Friends in the Neighborhood
Student Center Activities
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Common Core, ELL and Complex Text – Video
Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds
Wonders of Nature
Catching the Bug for Reading

Reading Standards for Informational Text (RI)

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Key Ideas and Details
  • RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Guided Reading for Kindergarten
Main Idea Song
Activities for Informational Text
Informational Text 3-2-1 Strategy
The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale
iPad Apps
Arthur Turns Green
Arthur's Tooth
Arthur Writes A Story
Arthur Turns Green
Arthur's Tooth
Arthur Writes A Story
  • RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Not Afraid of Dogs
Guided reading for Kindergarten - Video
Main Idea – Brain Pop Jr.
  • RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Yesterday I had the Blues
Sequence of Events
Storyline Online
Comparing Nonfiction with Venn Diagrams - Video
K-W-L think Aloud – Video
Craft and Structure
  • RI.K.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
**Read Aloud Strategy**
**Know – Want – Learn - Video**
**Reading for Meaning**
**Reading comprehension Strategies**
**Teaching the Basic Code**
Just What Mama Needs
  • RI.K.5 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
**Read Write Book Cover**
Literacy Leader – Resources
**Kindergarten Lesson Plans**
Make a Mini Story Book
  • RI.K.6 Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
Avi - Poppy
Drawing for Kids – Video
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
Cave Baby
**Drawing for Kids Part 2 – Video**
**Every Picture Tells a Story – Lesson Plan**
**From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories**
  • RI.K.8 With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Reading Informational Text
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Taught Cause and Effect
Introduce Cause and Effect
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Introducing the Purpose for Reading
Introducing the Main Idea
  • RI.K.9 With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Vocabulary Center
Draw a Story
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • RI.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
The Case for Informational Text
Implementing Dialogic Reading
Comprehension Teaching Strategies

Reading for Foundational Skills (RF)


Print Concepts
iPad Apps
Ace Writer Brain Counts-Spelling, Tracing, Sound, and Pronunciation.
Elmo Loves ABCs Lite
K-3 Sight Words
1000 Sight Words
Word Bingo
ABC Spelling Magic 3 Blends and Syllables
ABC Spelling Magic short vowel sounds
Audio Typing Bee
Audio Learn 2 Bee-Sight Words
  • RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
  • RF.K.1a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
  • RF.K.1b Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
  • RF.K.1c Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
  • RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Star Words
Construct a word
Penguins on Ice
Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching Game
Keyboarding Practice for Kindergarten
Connect the dots – ABC Order
Alphabet Order
Alphabet Slider Game
ABC 123 Magnets
Phonological Awareness
  • RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  • RF.K.2b Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
  • RF.K.2c Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
  • RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
  • RF.K.2e Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Rhyming Words
Rhyme with Reggie
Syllable Games
Sight Word Game
Wild West Phonics
CVC Maker
Word Tree
Sight Word Bingo
Word Search Creator
**Word Family Posters**
Phonics and Word Recognition
  • RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
  • RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
  • RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
  • RF.K.3d Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
Fuzzy Lion Ears
Clifford Sound Match
Professor Garfield
Picture Match
Name the Picture
Look, Cover, Write, Check
Blending Bowl
**AlphaFriends Songs Printables**
RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding
Clifford's Interactive Storybook
Henry and the Sugarbugs - Storybook

Writing (W)

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Text Types and Purposes
  • W.K.1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Web Resources
A colorful time with rhythm and rhyme
iPad Apps
W.K.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.
Exploring with Friends in the Neighborhood
Adventures in NonFiction
Collaborative Stories
W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Making books
Storyboard Printable
Who is your favorite Author?
Children and autobiographies
Tell a Story 1-2-3
Production and Distribution of Writing
  • W.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Teaching Writing
Writing conferences
Collaborative Stories – Revising
Writers Workshop – Kindergarten Units
  • W.K.6 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Technology and Kindergarten: Is it possible?
Moving your kindergarten into Web 2.0
Components of Effective Writing Instruction
Early Learning Lesson Plans
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
Writing Reports in Kindergarten
Kindergarten Inquiry: Investigating Leaves
Kindergarten Research: Ocean Animals
  • W.K.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question
Library Links

Speaking and Listening (SL)

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Comprehension and Collaboration
  • SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Web Resources
Creating Class Rules
iPad Apps
  • SL.K.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

  • SL.K.1b Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

  • SL.K.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
Questions after reading aloud
Story Retell Video
Weather: A Journey in Non-Fiction
Text Talk: Julius, the Baby of the World
Sharing your own questions about books
  • SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Wait Time – Video
Writing Links K-3
Introducing Question: The Mitten
  • SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Listen to Me Tell You the Story
Listening and Speaking Strategies
Shape Poems
What’s the Weather?
What Can I Do?
  • SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Retelling a Story Using Visual Strategies
Pet Stuffed Animal Day
Imaginary Friends
Imagine That! - Activity
  • SL.K.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Listening and Speaking – Brain Pop Jr.
Guess What’s in the Bag?
Expressing Thoughts and Feelings
Mother Goose Rhymes

Language (L)

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Conventions of Standard English
  • L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Web Resources
Handwriting Practice – Worksheets for all letters

Handwriting Practice sheets

iPad Apps
ABC Cards - Word Family Writing
AlphabytesPractice tracing capital and lowercase letters, spelling, and letter sounds all with a bowl of letters that looks like cereal.
  • L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
  • L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
  • L.K.1c Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).

  • L.K.1d Understand and use question words (interrogatives).
  • L.K.1e Use the most frequently occurring prepositions.
  • L.K.1f Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

Taking a Sound Hike
  • L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • L.K.2a Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the Pronoun.
  • L.K.2b Recognize and name end punctuation.
  • L.K.2c Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

  • L.K.2d Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • L.K.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
Language Activities and Lessons
  • L.K.4a Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

  • L.K.4b Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word

  • L.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Language Activities and Lessons
  • L.K.5a Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

  • L.K.5b Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

  • L.K.5c Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

  • L.K.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

  • L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
Language Activities and Lessons