Kindergarten Reading and Math



Kindergarten Reading Goals

By the end of kindergarten, students will choose, listen to, and respond to a broad range of stories, poems, and nonfiction texts. With help, students will discuss main ideas, characters, settings, events, and important information from texts. They will also discuss similarities and differences across texts. With guidance from the teacher, kindergarteners will produce age-appropriate writing to communicate a clear idea.

Kindergarten Reading Resources

Fun online games and activities for beginning readers

PBS Kids Reading Games
Light, fun online activities that help teach beginning reading skills

Online library of interactive books across a range of popular categories

Storyline Online
Award-winning children’s books read aloud by celebrated actors

International Children's Digital Library
Complete online library with books from around the world, available in English and other languages
Online access to the Library of Congress, including ebooks, articles, and great information for families




Kindergarten Math Goals

By the end of kindergarten, students will be able to read, write, and represent numbers zero through 31 and will count to 100 or higher. They will learn to sort objects into categories such as size, color, or shape. They will be able to name many 2D shapes, such as a square or triangle, and recognize 3D objects, such as a cube or sphere. By the end of kindergarten, students will also be able to read and interpret various types of graphs.

Kindergarten Math Resources

Funbrain Math Zone
Fun, online games that help students practice math skills

Khan Academy Math by Grade
Video lessons and practice for core math concepts at each grade

Deck of Cards Math Games (K-2)
Fun math games to play with a deck of cards and 1-5 players

Fact fluency practice for addition and subtraction