Kindergarten students recognize and understand that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters and blend sounds to make spoken words. Students understand literary terms by distinguishing between the roles of author and illustrator. Children generate ideas before writing and then write to record ideas and reflections.
Kindergarten students continue to learn the difference between individual letters and printed words and how to segment one-syllable words into individual phonemes. Students use phonological knowledge to map sounds to letters.
Kindergarten students continue to learn that handwriting should always take place in an appropriate environment, which includes good lighting, a cleared area, feet on the floor, and good posture. Students know which hand is dominant and write accordingly.