CA Common Core Standards

Kindergarten Common Core Standards

 Kid Friendly Common Core Standards

"I can" statements

Reading Literature 

RL.K.1 I can ask questions about text. I can answer questions about text. 

RL.K.2 I can retell stories I have read. 

RL.K.3 I can identify characters, setting, and details in a story. 

RL.K.4 I can ask and answer questions about words I do not know when I read. 

RL.K.5 I can tell the difference between fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 

RL.K.6 I can tell what an author and an illustrator does. 

RL.K.7 I can match the illustration with the story. 

RL.K.9 I can compare story characters and events. 

RL.K.10 I can participate in group reading activities. 

Reading Informational Text 

RI.K.1 I can ask questions about informational text. I can answer questions about text. 

RI.K.2 I can tell you what a text is mainly about and give details of the text. 

RI.K.3 I can connect ideas in a text. RI.K.4 I can ask and answer questions about words I do not know when I read.

 RI.K.5 I can show you the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. 

RI.K.6 I can tell you the author and illustrator of a text and what they do. 

RI.K.7 I can match the illustration with the text.

 RI.K.8 I can tell you what the author thinks and why. 

RI.K.9 I can compare text about the same topic. 

RI.K.10 I can participate in group reading activities. 

Reading Foundational Skills 

RF.K.1 I can show you how books are organized. 

RF.K.1a I can follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 

RF.K.1b I know that words represent spoken words. 

RF.K.1c I know words are separated by spaces in print. 

RF.K.1d I know all upper- and lowercased letters of the alphabet. 

RF.K.2 I can play with words, syllables, and sounds. 

RF.K.2a I can tell you what words rhyme. I can make new rhymes. 

RF.K.2b I can count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in words. 

RF.K.2c I can break words in parts. 

RF.K.2d I can change sounds to make new words. 

RF.K.3 I can decode words. 

RF.K.3a I know my letter sounds. 

RF.K.3b I know the two sounds a vowel makes. 

RF.K.3c I can read words by sight. 

RF.K.3d I can tell similar words apart by the sounds. 

RF.K.4 I can read books on my own. 

Kindergarten Writing Standards 

W.K.1 I can write about something I like or do not like. 

W.K.2 I can write to tell someone about a topic. 

W.K.3 I can write about an event or a series of events. 

W.K.5 I can edit my work. 

W.K.6 I can use the computer to publish my work. 

W.K.7 I can research and write on a topic. 

W.K.8 I can write to answer a question. 

Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standards 

SL.K.1 I can talk and listen in small groups. 

SL.K.1a I can follow group rules. 

SL.K.1b I can take turns listening and speaking. 

SL.K.2 I can ask and answer questions about details. I can ask about things I do not understand. 

SL.K.3 I can ask or answer questions to get help or get more information when I do not understand. 

SL.K.4 I can tell about people, places, things, and events. 

SL.K.5 I can add details to drawings. 

SL.K.6 I can speak clearly my thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Kindergarten 

Language Standards 

L.K.1a I can write and speak in English. 

L.K.1b I can write my upper and lowercase letters. 

L.K.1c Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. 

L.K.1d I can add the s or es sound to words when there are more than one. 

L.K.1e I can use questions words.

 L.K.1f I can use prepositions when I talk to tell where. 

L.K.2 I can use capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

 L.K.2a I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the word I. 

L.K.2b I can recognize and name end punctuation. 

L.K.2c I can write a letter for each sound. 

L.K.2d I can kid-spell words, writing the sounds I hear. L.K.4 I can learn the meanings of words from text. 

L.K.4a I can tell two meanings for a word. 

L.K.4b I can use the ending of a word as a clue to figure out a word’s meaning. L.K.5 I can word relationships in word meaning. L.K.5a I can sort objects into categories.

 L.K.5b I can give the opposite of a word. 

L.K.5c I can make real-life connections between words and their use. 

L.K.5d I can act out the meanings of similar words. 

L.K.6 I can use new words and phrases I have learned from text. 

Kindergarten Math Standards Counting and Cardinality 

K.CC.1 I can count to 100 by ones and by tens. 

K.CC.2 I can count starting at any number. 

K.CC.3 I can write numbers 0 to 20. I can match numbers to the amount of things I count. 

K.CC.4 I know a number represents an amount of objects.

 K.CC.4a When I count, I know that each number I say represents one object. 

K.CC.4b I know that last number I say is how many objects there are. I know that the number doesn’t change even if I count them a different way. 

K.CC.4c I know that when I count, the number gets bigger. 

K.CC.5 I can count 20 things. 

K.CC.6 I can tell you if a group has greater than, less than, or the same as another group. 

K.CC. 7 I can compare two written numbers. 

Operations and Algebraic Thinking 

K.OA.1 I can add and subtract with my fingers. 

K.OA.2 I can add and subtract within 10 by drawing or using objects to solve. 

K.OA.3 I can show different names for numbers by showing different ways to make the number 5 out of 5 objects. 

K.OA.4 I can add any number from 1 to 9 to make 10. 

K.OA. 5 I can add and subtract within 5. 

Number and Operations in Base 10 

K.NO.1 I can show you how many 10s and how many 1s a number has. 

Measurement and Data 

K.MD.1 I can tell you what length and width is. I know shapes can have many attributes. 

K.MD.2 I can tell you which is more. I can tell you which is less. 

K.MD.3 I can sort objects into categories.


K.G.1 I can tell you the position of an object using words like above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. 

K.G.2 I can name shapes no matter what way they are turned. 

K.G.3 I know some objects are 2-D and flat. I know some objects are 3-D and solid. 

K.G.4 I can compare the attributes of shapes. 

K.G.5 I can make 3-D shapes out of other objects. 

K.G.6 I can put two shapes together to make a new shape.