Kindergarten English Language Arts & Reading (ELA)


The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are organized into the following strands:
  • Reading, where students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts;
  • Writing, where students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail;
  • Research, where students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information;
  • Listening and Speaking, where students listen and respond to the ideas of others while contributing their own ideas in conversations and in groups; and
  • Oral and Written Conventions, where students learn how to use the oral and written conventions of the English language in speaking and writing.
The Reading strand is structured to reflect the major topic areas of the National Reading Panel Report.  In Kindergarten, students engage in activities that build on their natural curiosity and prior knowledge to develop their reading, writing, and oral language skills. 

19 TAC, Title 19, Part II

Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for English Language Arts & Reading

Chapter ยง110.11. (Kindergarten)
Subchapter A. Elementary

To view Kindergarten ELA Curriculum, click here.


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