Explicit! Essential! Challenging! Interesting! All of these are terms used to describe the vocabulary we are teaching in our classrooms. If you are like me, I just don't know what words to teach and when to teach them. Well, not anymore. I found the Essential Vocabulary list for Kindergarten Common Core. I created a color-coded packet of these vocabulary words for Language Arts and Math. (These links will take you to the Indiana Department of Education... Scroll to the bottom to view the list.) This doesn't mean that I will only teach these words. This will be my "guide" when determining what vocabulary words my students must know. Click any of the pictures below to go directly to my TpT store. These are just a few samples. There are a total of 49 pages in the purchased packet.