• Prekindergarten–Grade 1

    Core Performance Indicators:

    common to all four ELA standards

    Throughout prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grade 1, students are developing the following core performance indicators in the key ideas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.




    Distinguish between print and pictures

    Recognize the difference between letters and words
    Follow left-to-right and top to bottom direction when reading
    Locate parts of a book
    Recognize and identify letters of the alphabet
    Alphabetize high-frequency words according to the first letter
    Distinguish the difference between vowels and consonants
    Use beginning and ending consonants, as well as vowel sounds, to identify words
    Recognize the different sounds that make up a word
    Point to words in a text or on a chart when read aloud, matching spoken word to print
    Recognize the singular and plural of frequently used words
    Recognize own name and the names of friends and family in print
    Recognize letter-sound correspondence
    Recognize that words consist of a combination of sounds
    Identify rhyming words
    Monitor own reading by applying strategies (e.g., sounding out letters; using context, grammar, and picture clues; and rereading) to determine meaning
    Read aloud with expression and fluency
    Use computer software to support early reading development
    Listen respectfully and responsively
    Attend to a listening activity for a specified period of time
    Avoid interrupting
    Respond with expression appropriate to what is heard

     Create a drawing, picture, sign, or other graphic to represent a word or concept

    Follow left-to-right and top-to-bottom direction when writing
    Use spacing between letters and words when writing on a line
    Write recognizable upper- and lowercase letters in manuscript
    Capitalize the first words of sentences, the letter "I," and proper nouns, such as names, days of the week, and months
    Write the letters of own first and last names
    Spell high-frequency words correctly
    Use the singular and plural of high-frequency words
    Put words together in sentence format by using end punctuation, such as periods various parts of speech, such as nouns and adjectives, and verbs
    Begin to edit your writings, with assistance
    Use beginning-of-sentence capitalization and end punctuation
    Use classroom resources, such as word walls, picture dictionaries, teachers, and peers, to support the writing process
    Give and seek constructive feedback in order to improve writing
    Use computer software to support development of early writing skills
    Respond respectfully
    Use age-appropriate vocabulary
    Take turns speaking in a group
    Correct the pronunciation of words by using classroom resources, such as teachers, peers, audio- and videotapes, and computer software
    Speak in complete sentences when required
    Stay on topic
     Speak audibly
    Speak with expression appropriate to the occasion