Reading - 2019-20

K.2 - Literacy Skills

K.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral, early literacy skills. 

a)  Listen and respond to a variety of text and media.

b)  Participate in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speaking and recitation.

c)  Tell stories orally.

d)  Participate in creative dramatics. 

Adopted: 2017


  • So that I can use the right words when retelling a story to my teacher and change the words I use when retelling the story for my baby sister to understand.
  • So that when given a book that repeats, I will recognize the pattern, and reading the book will be easier.


At the kindergarten level, students will develop their understanding of language and enhance their ability to communicate effectively. Emphasis will be placed on having the students build and use listening and speaking vocabularies through participation in oral language activities employing poems, rhymes, songs, and stories. Students will learn rules for conversation, and skills for participation in discussions, and how to work respectfully with others. Teachers will encourage the development of interpersonal skills that are foundational to effective communication and collaboration. These skills are essential for success in future postsecondary education and the workplace.

Teacher Notes:

·  Teachers should provide daily opportunities for student communication and participation in oral language activities in a variety of settings.

·  Multimodal is the strategic use of two or more interdependent modes of communication where both modes are essential to convey the intended message. For example: graphics, written language, moving images, music, audio, presentation technologies, movement, etc.


All students should:

·  understand that choral and echo speaking builds oral literacy skills.

·  understand that telling oral stories and participating in creative dramatics develops comprehension.

To be successful with this standard, students are expected to:

K.2a1  listen to texts read aloud and ask and answer questions for further understanding.

K.2b1  participate in choral and echo speaking and recitation of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns and refrains

K.2c1  use drama to retell familiar stories, rhymes, and poems

K.2d1  participate in creative dramatics, such as classroom songs, plays, skits, and group activities

Updated: Mar 26, 2019