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Transitional Kindergarten

TK Standards, Concepts and Skills

The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development.

Created as companion volumes to the California Preschool Learning Foundations, the California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks present strategies for early childhood educators that enrich learning and development opportunities for all of California’s preschool children.

Frequently asked questions regarding California state law relating to kindergarten.

 

Other TK Resources

Additional resources for educators.

Find valuable, easy to use support and tips for teaching and administering high-quality TK that will get your students off to a strong start!

 

Top Recommendations: TK Curriulum

A comprehensive Core Reading program for K-2

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A full line of supplemental literacy and math products.

Foundational Skills Products:

Alphabet Kit

Hands-On Activities To Master High-Frequency Words

Sight Word Recognition

Slide And Learn™ Caterpillars: Phonics Set

Feel, Trace And Write™ 1st 25 Fry Sight Words

Really Good Stuff

Full online TK Curriculum

Comprehensive, research based program with curriculum support for fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and phonics.

Websites-Language Arts

Games, stories, video clips, Lions to Go (dowloadable video clips), and a section for parents

Progressive phonics all-in-one reading program. FREE. Downloadable books and handwriting worksheets

FREE Reading instruction resources for parents and teachers. Phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, sight words, Dolch word lists, Fry word lists, grammar, sentence types, spelling word lists, academic vocabulary word lists, reading comprehension, book lists, games, activities, worksheets, and much more

 

Websites-Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness activities

Excellent free website that teaches children to read. Contains interactive books and phonics games.

Phonological awareness lessons and decodable readers are just a few of the reading resources you will find at this website. Highly recommended.

Everything Language Arts for K-8. Fry's Spelling and Sight word lists, with coordinating flash cards

 

Websites-Phonics

Beginning reading and spelling program.

Games, stories, video clips, Lions to Go (dowloadable video clips), and a section for parents

Excellent free website that teaches children to read (phonics and comprehension). Contains interactive books and phonics games.

Progressive phonics all-in-one reading program. FREE. Downloadable books and handwriting worksheets

Phonological awareness lessons and decodable readers are just a few of the reading resources you will find at this website. Highly recommended.

High quality practices and resources in reading and language arts. Links in the Student Materials take you to things like, Fractured Fairy Tales that inspire students to write a fairy tale of their own, Construct-a-Word (phonemic awareness), are two examples of what you can find on this very comprehensive website.

 

Websites-Vocabulary

Website with complete reading resources. Highly recommended.

Comprehensive website for academic vocabulary grades K-8. Word lists for the four core subjects K-8, activities, games, and strategies.

Academic vocabulary. Links to the academic word lists. Take a word placement test.

  • Academic Vocabulary Worksheet
  • Quizlet
    Quizlet is the largest flashcards and study games website with over 7 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary, and study online. Use the free flashcard generator.
     
  • Read*Write*Think

High quality practices and resources in reading and language arts. Links in the Student Materials take you to things like, Fractured Fairy Tales that inspire students to write a fairy tale of their own, Construct-a-Word (phonemic awareness), are two examples of what you can find on this very comprehensive website.

  • Oswego Vocabulary Web

Create your own printable vocabulary flash cards with the word on the front and the definition on the back

 

Websites-Fluency

Website with complete reading resources. Highly recommended.

This vendor website has lots of valuable information regarding reading fluency.

Sometimes poor fluency is due to poor vocabulary or phonics skills.

Determine who needs fluency training chart,

Websites-Reading Comprehension

Website with complete reading resources. Highly recommended.

 

Websites-spelling

Student creates words from letters

Spelling and vocabulary website. Enter the student's spelling words and with a click, learn vocabulary, play games, create flashcards, and receive instruction on the spelling word.

Everything Language Arts for K-8. Fry's Spelling and Sight word lists, with coordinating flash cards

 

Websites-Grammar

Grammar practice, writing instruction, and writing graphic organizers.

High quality practices and resources in reading and language arts. Links in the Student Materials take you to things like, Fractured Fairy Tales that inspire students to write a fairy tale of their own, Construct-a-Word (phonemic awareness), are two examples of what you can find on this very comprehensive website.

 

Websites-Writing

High quality practices and resources in reading and language arts. Links in the Student Materials take you to things like, Fractured Fairy Tales that inspire students to write a fairy tale of their own, Construct-a-Word (phonemic awareness), are two examples of what you can find on this very comprehensive website.

 

Websites-Children’s Literature

Bringing yesterday's classics to today's children. FREE online children's books, including many reprints from the 1800's, unit studies, waldorf curricula, and more.

Lists of great books for kids, book reviews, activities, and links to online resources.