As a district we strive to ensure every student learns at high levels. Our Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are very lengthy.According to research, if educators wanted children to learn every standard listed in our TEKS, students would need to be in school until they are 22 years old. For that purpose we have to prioritize the most important standards for every student to master in order to be successful in the following grade level. Our teachers and district leaders have worked together to determine those essential standards for each grade level. In effort to gain our support, we have compiled the essential standards for math and reading on the front and back of this document. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Our Kindergarten reading essential standards are:
Foundational Language Skills
K.2A demonstrate phonological awareness by:
K.2B demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by:(Decode-Encode in reading and writing)
K.2Bii using letter-sound relationships to decode, including VC, CVC, CCVC and CVCC words
K.3B use illustrations and texts the student is able to read or hear to learn or clarify word meanings
K.6B Provide an oral, pictorial, or written response to a text.
K.6D retell texts in ways that maintain meaning
K.7C describe the elements of plot development, including the main events, the problem, and the resolution for texts read aloud with adult assistance
K.8D recognize characteristics and structures of informational text including: (i) central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance; (ii) titles and simple graphics to gain information
K.9A Discuss with teacher assistance the author's purpose for writing the text.
K.10A plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing through class discussions and drawing
K.10B develop drafts in oral, pictorial, or written form by organizing ideas;
Our Kindergarten math essential standards are:
K.2(A) count forward and backward to at least 20 with and without objects
K.2(B) read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures
K.2(C) count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order
K.2(H) use comparative language to describe two numbers up to 20 presented as written numerals
K.3(B) solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and differences within 10
K.3(C) explain the strategies used to solve problems involving adding and subtracting within 10 using spoken words, concrete and pictorial models, and number sentences
K.4(A) identify U.S. coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
K.6(B)Identify three-dimensional solids, including cylinders, cones, spheres, and cubes, in the real world
K.6(D) identify attributes of two‐dimensional shapes using informal and formal geometric language interchangeably
K.6(E) classify and sort a variety of regular and irregular two‐ and three‐dimensional figures regardless of orientation or size
K.7(B)Compare two objects with a common measurable attribute to see which object has more of/less of the attribute and describe the difference.
K.8(C) draw conclusions from real‐object and picture graphs