This easy to use tool helps teachers pinpoint ELA skills needed for the first 9 weeks of the Kindergarten year. It shows the Common Core Standards and where the child should be by the end of the grading period, with a column for notes/mastery. The parent guide lists these skills and can be kept in the child's take home notebook so that parents will always have access to the skills being taught during that particular 9 weeks. When the report card goes home, teachers can send the detailed list of skills that were not met so that parents have a perfect picture of what needs to be practiced at home. For 2nd, 3rd, and 4th nine weeks benchmarks as well as pacing guide for the year, see Mrs. Resource!