Kindergarten English Language Arts/Reading Overview

Kindergarten has five primary focus areas: reading, writing, research, listening and speaking, and oral and written conventions.

In Reading, students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts; Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail; Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information; Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups; and Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing.

In Kindergarten, students engage in activities that build on their natural curiosity and prior knowledge to develop their reading, writing, and oral language skills.

Kindergarten Reading Priority TEKS

Kindergarten Reading Year at a Glance

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Kindergarten Math Overview

Kindergarten has three primary focal areas. 

First, is an understanding of counting and cardinality. Students must know number names and the counting sequence. Students apply the principles of counting to make the connection between numbers and quantities. 

Second, is an understanding of addition as joining and subtraction as separating. Students use meanings of numbers to create strategies for solving problems and respond to practical situations involving addition and subtraction. 

Third, is the ability to compare objects by measurable attributes. Students identify characteristics of objects that can be measured and directly compare objects according to these measurable attributes.

Kindergarten Math Priority TEKS

Kindergarten Math Year at a Glance