Kindergarten Language Arts

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

In this course, students get structured lessons on readiness skills through emphasis on phonics, language skills, and literature to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading.

PHONICS

PhonicsWorks prepares your student to become an independent reader through systematic, multisensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills, using a kit of magnetized letter tiles and a variety of games and activities. Handwriting Without Tears provides gentle instruction to help your student print letters correctly.

LITERATURE

Plenty of read-aloud literature kindles the imagination while building comprehension and vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature—fairy tales, fables, folktales, poems—including many works that embody exemplary virtues, such as "The Frog Prince," "Beauty and the Beast," The Velveteen Rabbit, and tales by Beatrix Potter.

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Course Outline

PHONICS

Phonological Awareness

  • Introduction to Basic Phonics
  • Sounds for a, t, s, m, b, f, c, h, and j
  • a, t, s, m, b, f, c, h, j, l, n, p, and r
  • o, d, g, k, and v
  • Getting Stronger with Short a and Short o
  • Short i
  • Getting Stronger with Short a, i, and o
  • Short u
  • Getting Stronger with Short a, i, o, and u

Building on the Basics

  • Sounds for y and Short e
  • Getting Stronger with Short a, e, i, o, and u
  • Short Vowels
  • Getting Stronger with Short Vowel Knowledge
  • sh and th
  • Getting Stronger with Vowels and Digraphs
  • whand ch
  • Getting Stronger with Letter Sounds

Adding to the Basics

  • tch and ck
  • Getting Stronger with sh, th, ch, wh, ck, and tch
  • Digraphs and Trigraphs
  • Getting Stronger with Digraphs and Trigraphs
  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Sounds and Sentences
  • s and es
  • Review 2-Letter Sounds and Short Vowels

Applying the Basics

  • ff, ll, ss, zz, and –all
  • Compound Words
  • Review
  • Applying Knowledge

HANDWRITING

  • Hold pencil correctly
  • Write each uppercase letter correctly on wide-line paper
  • Write each lowercase letter correctly on wide-line paper
  • Space letters, words, and sentences correctly
  • Copy short sentences correctly

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

Readiness/Poetry/Games

  • Listen and respond to poetry and nursery rhymes
  • Identify, classify, and categorize colors and shapes
  • Recognize community helpers and their jobs
  • Sequence events in a story or rhyme
  • Recognize and correctly use position words

Read Aloud

  • Listen and respond to various types of literature
  • Identify favorite books and stories
  • Discuss characters, actions, and conflict
  • Retell stories in proper sequence using complete sentences and proper grammar
  • Ask and respond to questions about the text
  • Predict what will happen next in stories
  • Relate stories to personal experience
  • Create and dictate stories and responses to literature
  • Share work with others

Junior Great Books

  • Listen attentively for different ideas and details
  • Support an opinion with reasoning and evidence, citing specific passages from the text
  • Develop habits of analytical thinking: identify problems, use inference, ask pertinent questions, and draw conclusions
  • Build vocabulary through exposure to rich literary language
  • Understand and appreciate literature through writing, dramatization, and art activities
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Lesson Scheduling

120 minutes

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Number of Lessons

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling