Kindergarten SOLs *Adopting changes soon*

Kindergarten: English/Reading/Writing

Oral Language

K.1 The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.

a) Listen to a variety of literary forms, including stories and poems.

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

speaking and recitation of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated

word order patterns.

c) Participate in oral generation of language experience narratives.

d) Participate in creative dramatics.

e) Use complete sentences that include subject, verb, and object.

K.2 The student will expand understanding and use of word meanings.

a) Increase listening and speaking vocabularies.

b) Use number words.

c) Use words to describe/name people, places, and things.

d) Use words to describe/name location, size, color, and shape.

e) Use words to describe/name actions.

f) Ask about words not understood.

g) Use vocabulary from other content areas.

K.3 The student will build oral communication skills.

a) Express ideas in complete sentences and express needs through direct requests.

b) Begin to initiate conversations.

c) Begin to follow implicit rules for conversation, including taking turns and staying on


d) Listen and speak in informal conversations with peers and adults.

e) Participate in group and partner discussions about various texts and topics.

f) Begin to use voice level, phrasing, and intonation appropriate for various

language situations.

g) Follow one- and two-step directions.

h) Begin to ask how and why questions.

English Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools – January 2010


K.4 The student will identify, say, segment, and blend various units of speech sounds.

a) Begin to discriminate between spoken sentences, words, and syllables.

b) Identify and produce words that rhyme.

c) Blend and segment multisyllabic words at the syllable level.

d) Segment one-syllable words into speech sound units including beginning

phoneme(s) (onset) and ending (rimes).

e) Identify words according to shared beginning and/or ending sounds.


K.5 The student will understand how print is organized and read.

a) Hold print materials in the correct position.

b) Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

c) Distinguish between print and pictures.

d) Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on a printed page.

e) Match voice with print. (concept of word).

K.6 The student will demonstrate an understanding that print conveys meaning.

a) Identify common signs and logos.

b) Explain that printed materials provide information.

c) Read and explain own writing and drawings.

d) Read his/her name and read fifteen meaningful, concrete words.

K.7 The student will develop an understanding of basic phonetic principles.

a) Identify and name the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

b) Match consonant, short vowel, and initial consonant digraph sounds to

appropriate letters.

c) Demonstrate a speech-to-print match through accurate finger-point reading in

familiar text that includes words with more than one syllable.

d) Identify beginning consonant sounds in single-syllable words.

K.8 The student will expand vocabulary.

a) Discuss meanings of words.

b) Develop vocabulary by listening to a variety of texts read aloud.

K.9 The student will demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.

a) Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.

b) Relate previous experiences to what is read.

c) Use pictures to make predictions.

d) Begin to ask and answer questions about what is read.

e) Use story language in discussions and retellings.

f) Retell familiar stories, using beginning, middle, and end.

g) Discuss characters, setting, and events.

K.10 The student will demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.

a) Use pictures to identify topic and make predictions.

b) Identify text features specific to the topic, such as titles, headings, and pictures.

English Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools – January 2010



K.11 The student will print in manuscript.

a) Print uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet independently.

b) Print his/her first and last names.

K.12 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes.

a) Differentiate pictures from writing.

b) Draw pictures and/or use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about


c) Use letters and beginning consonant sounds to spell phonetically words to

describe pictures or write about experiences.

d) Write left to right and top to bottom.

K.13 The student will use available technology for reading and writing.

Kindergarten Math

Number and Number Sense

Focus: Whole Number Concepts

K.1         The student, given two sets, each containing 10 or fewer concrete objects, will identify and describe one set as having more, fewer, or the same number of members as the other set, using the concept of one-to-one correspondence.

K.2         The student, given a set containing 15 or fewer concrete objects, will

a)   tell how many are in the set by counting the number of objects orally;

b)   write the numeral to tell how many are in the set; and

c)   select the corresponding numeral from a given set of numerals.

K.3         The student, given an ordered set of ten objects and/or pictures, will indicate the ordinal position of each object, first through tenth, and the ordered position of each object.

K.4         The student will

a)   count forward to 100 and backward from 10;

b)   identify one more than a number and one less than a number; and

c)   count by fives and tens to 100.

K.5         The student will identify the parts of a set and/or region that represent fractions for halves and fourths.

Computation and Estimation

Focus: Whole Number Operations

K.6         The student will model adding and subtracting whole numbers, using up to 10 concrete objects.


Focus: Instruments and Attributes

K.7         The student will recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and will determine the value of a collection of pennies and/or nickels whose total value is 10 cents or less.

K.8         The student will identify the instruments used to measure length (ruler), weight (scale), time (clock: digital and analog; calendar: day, month, and season), and temperature (thermometer).

K.9         The student will tell time to the hour, using analog and digital clocks.

K.10       The student will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons or nonstandard units of measure, according to one or more of the following attributes: length (shorter, longer), height (taller, shorter), weight (heavier, lighter), temperature (hotter, colder). Examples of nonstandard units include foot length, hand span, new pencil, paper clip, and block.


Focus: Plane Figures

K.11       The student will

a)   identify, describe, and trace plane geometric figures (circle, triangle, square, and rectangle); and

b)   compare the size (larger, smaller) and shape of plane geometric figures (circle, triangle, square, and rectangle).

K.12       The student will describe the location of one object relative to another (above, below, next to) and identify representations of plane geometric figures (circle, triangle, square, and rectangle) regardless of their positions and orientations in space.

Probability and Statistics

Focus: Data Collection and Display

K.13       The student will gather data by counting and tallying.

K.14       The student will display gathered data in object graphs, picture graphs, and tables, and will answer questions related to the data.

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Focus: Attributes and Patterning

K.15       The student will sort and classify objects according to attributes.

K.16       The student will identify, describe, and extend repeating patterns.