Common Core

Common Core Standards Website

What is Common Core?

English Language Arts Common Core Standards: Learning the Alphabet in Kindergarten

Reading: Foundational Skills

Print Concepts- Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

  • Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet

Phonics and Word Recognition- Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant
  • Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels


Conventions of Standard English- Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • Print many upper- and lowercase letters
  • Write a letter or letters for most for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes)

Which states have adopted Common Core Standards? 


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