The Common Core is a set of nationwide academic standards for mathematics and English Language Arts. These standards are intended to be applied systematically throughout K-12 education, to help prepare young students for college and professional achievement.
Common Core and Practickle
Sharing the Practickle experience with your preschool or pre-K reader is a fantastic way to prepare him or her for kindergarten. Practickle’s reading guides will continue to encourage your young reader to achieve these standards, through preschool, kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Get started today!
Practickle helps you teach these core standards for Literature
The Common Core website describes the standards as:
- Research- and evidence-based
- Clear, understandable, and consistent
- Aligned with college and career expectations
- Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
- Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
- Informed by other top performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society
- K.2 – With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
- K.3 – With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
- K.4 – Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
- K.5 – Recognize common types of texts (e.g. storybooks, poems).
- K.6 – With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
- K.7 – With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
- K.9 – With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
- 1.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
- 1.2. – Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
- 1.3 – Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
- 1.5 – Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
- 1.6 – Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
- 1.7 – Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
- 1.9 – Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
- 2.1 – Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
- 2.2 – Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
- 2.3 – Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
- 2.5 – Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
- 2.6 – Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
- 2.7 – Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Practickle helps you teach these core standards for Informational Text
- K.2 – With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
- K.3 – With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
- K.5 – Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
- K.6 – Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
- K.8 – With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
- K.9 – With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).