Is your California school transitioning to the Common Core Standards? Do you want students to be able to comprehend the standard but still maintain the integrity of the academic wording? If so, then these posters are for you.
This set of posters supplements my Common Core Standards Posters for Kindergarten.
These Common Core Standards posters for kindergarten are unique because the concept of each standard is illustrated with a colorful graphic that helps students visualize the standard. The graphics are cute but not babyish. They don’t just decorate the poster; they truly VISUALIZE the concept of the standard, so students who don’t understand the text can figure it out by looking at the picture. Some of the standards even have more than one illustration to choose from. When I thought of more than one way to visualize a standard, I made an optional poster. I also provided optional posters in consideration of the ethnic diversity that may exist in your classroom. I took a lot of care to make sure these posters include pictures of boys and girls from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
The illustrations are not the only thing about these posters to help your students understand the standard. The wording of the standard has been rewritten to make it kid-friendly, while still maintaining the intended meaning and academic rigor of the standard. I’ve substituted synonyms for complex academic words when possible, and I’ve broken the standard down into smaller chunks of meaning to make it easier to comprehend.
In addition to all the illustrated standards posters, there are over a dozen themes to choose from so you can hang these posters in a way that matches your classroom theme or color scheme. The themes include a title sheet that says “Common Core Standards” or “Kindergarten Performance Standards,” and subject headers that say “Math Standard” and “ELA Standard.” (If you need more specific headers like “Language,” “Writing” or “Reading,” just email me after you purchase, tell me the page number of the theme you are using, and I will make the headers and send them to you.)
Some of the themes are a bit hard to name because they are more a "style" than a theme. The best way to see them is to look at the free preview.
Here's a partial list:
Rock Star Theme
Scrapbook Lettering Themes (5 of them)
Woodland Critters Theme
Cute Little Insects
Comic Book Theme
I recently added a sunny ocean beach theme and a jungle/zoo theme. They aren’t included in this download but you can get them for free in my TPT store.
If there is a theme you want that you don’t find in this download or in my TPT store, email me and I will make it for you.
Everything in this poster kit can be printed on letter size (8.5” x 11”) paper. No complicated cutting is required. There are two standard posters per page to save paper. You just have to cut once down the middle of the page to separate the posters.