Testing Schedule:
ACCESS (ELL): March 1-24
MCA Reading (gr 3-5): April 12-20
MCA Math (gr 3-5): April 21-28
MCA Science (gr 5): May 1-5
MPG/MAP (gr 1-2): May 8-30

Kindergarten Literacy Standards

Listed below are the learning targets for all Kindergarten students in Minneapolis Public Schools. For more information about what students are expected to learn in Kindergarten, consult the MPS "Parent Guide to Kindergarten"

Establishing Readers and Writers Workshop

  • I can sit quietly and listen to a book read to me.
  • I can choose books that I like to read.
  • I can name letters of the alphabet.
  • I can point to words as I read.
  • I can identify words that rhyme.
  • I can identify the beginning sound in a word.
  • I can listen and take turns talking in class discussions.
  • I can draw and write to express my ideas.

Readers and Writers Make Sense of Text

  • I can ask and answer questions to help me understand a book.
  • I can retell events in order.
  • I can name letters of the alphabet.
  • I can point to words as I read.
  • I can identify the beginning and ending sound of a word.
  • I can identify the sounds of some letters.
  • I can talk in complete sentences.
  • I can discuss the meanings of words.
  • I can listen and take turns talking about a topic in class discussions.
  • I can draw and write to express my ideas.
  • I can draw and write to tell what I learned about a topic.

Readers and Writers Use What they Know

  • I can explain how my life relates to ideas or events in a book.
  • I can identify important information in a book.
  • I can retell events in order to remember important information.
  • I can describe the connection between two ideas in a book.
  • I can segment sounds in words.
  • I can identify sounds of all letters.
  • I can read using pictures and print.
  • I can speak clearly and express my feelings.
  • I can describe familiar people, places and events.
  • I can write some letters of the alphabet.
  • I can draw and write to tell about myself or about a book.
  • I can draw and write to share my opinion about a topic or a book.

Readers and Writers Understand How Stories Work

  • I can identify the characters, setting and events in a story.
  • I can retell a story with help using parts of the story.
  • I can show how I use print to read and write.
  • I can write all of the letters of the alphabet.
  • I can blend 2 or 3 sounds to make a word.
  • I can tell how someone is feeling by listening and observing their expressions.
  • I can draw and write to tell events in order using beginning, middle and end.
  • I can describe how I feel about what happened in my story.

Nonfiction Readers and Writers Learn New Information and Write to Inform and Explain

  • I can ask and answer questions about key details in nonfiction text.
  • I can identify the main topic and retell key details of nonfiction text, with help.
  • I can describe the connection between two people, events, ideas, or pieces of information in nonfiction text.
  • I can identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.
  • I can blend 3 sounds to make a word.
  • I can spell simple words by connecting the sounds to letters.
  • I can talk in complete sentences.
  • I can discuss the meanings of words.
  • I can draw and write to explain a topic.
  • I can write about a researched topic with others.
  • I can write using a variety of digital tools with my class.

Exploring the Books of One Author

  • I can ask and answer questions about the text.
  • I can identify the characters and events in a story.
  • I can compare characters in two books.
  • I can segment and write three-phoneme words.
  • I can spell simple words by connecting the sounds to letters.
  • I can talk in complete sentences.
  • I can discuss the meanings of words.
  • I can write using a variety of digital tools with my class.
  • I can draw and write to share my opinion about a book.

Readers and Writers Think Critically about Text

  • I can say the sounds of each consonant in words.
  • I can write words that belong to the same word family.
  • I can read many high frequency words.
  • I can read and understand grade level text.
  • I can compare and contrast the actions of characters I know.
  • I can discuss the meanings of words.
  • I can describe the difference between fantasy and reality.
  • I can write a letter for most consonant and short vowel sounds.
  • I can retell a story using story characters and important events.
  • I can draw or write to share my opinion about a topic or a book.

 

(page revised 6/8/13 klm)