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Monday, October 19, 2015

Kindergarten Apps & Online Tools for Every READING/WRITING TEKS!



Kindergarten Apps that Cover Miscellaneous Reading/Writing Skills:
$6.99

Apps and Online Tools by Kindergarten Reading/Writing Standard:


K.1  Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Print Awareness

Students understand how English is written and printed.


$1.99

FREE
Online Games:

K.2  Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Phonological Awareness.

Students display phonological awareness.

$1.99


Online Games:

K.3  Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Phonics.

Students use the relationships between letters and sounds, spelling patterns, and morphological analysis to decode written English.


$15.99
$1.99

$1.99

$1.99

$2.99

Online Games:

K.4  Reading/Beginning Reading/Strategies.

Students comprehend a variety of texts drawing on useful strategies as needed.

Online Games:

K.5  Reading/Vocabulary Development.

Students understand new vocabulary and use it correctly when reading and writing.


Online Games:

K.6  Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre.

Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.


Online Games:
·         http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/       

K.7  Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry.

Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to respond to rhythm and rhyme in poetry through identifying a regular beat and similarities in word sounds.

Online Games:
·         http://pbskids.org/games/rhyming/   


K.8  Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction.

Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.


Online Games:

K.9  Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History.

Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to identify the topic of an informational text heard.

Online Games:

K.10  Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text.

Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text, and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.


Online Games:
·         http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/      

K. 11  Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts.

Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents.


Online Games:

K.12  Reading/Media Literacy.

Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.


K.13  Writing/Writing Process.

Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text.


K.14  Writing/Literary Texts.

Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.


FREE


K.15  Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts.

Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to dictate or write information for lists, captions, or invitations.


K.16  Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions.

Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.


Online Games:


K.17  Oral and Written Conventions/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation.

Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions.


Online Games:

K.18  Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling.

Students spell correctly.

$0.99
$4.99

K.19  Research/Research Plan.

Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them.

$3.99

Online Tools:
·         PebbleGo.com by Capstone

K.20  Research/Gathering Sources.

Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather.

·        PebbleGo.com by Capstone


K.21  Listening and Speaking/Listening.

Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.


K.22  Listening and Speaking/Speaking.

Students speak clearly and to the point, using the conventions of language. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to share information and ideas by speaking audibly and clearly using the conventions of language.

$3.99

K.23  Listening and Speaking/Teamwork.

Students work productively with others in teams. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to follow agreed-upon rules for discussion, including taking turns and speaking one at a time.


Heather Watson
Watson Works, LLC

1 comment:

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