Language Arts Blue (K)

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 receive structured lessons on readiness skills through emphasis on phonics, language skills, literature, and handwriting to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading.

  • Phonics: PhonicsWorks prepares students to become independent readers through systematic, multisensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills, using a kit of magnetized letter tiles and a variety of games and activities.
  • Literature and Comprehension: Plenty of read-aloud literature kindles the imagination while building comprehension and vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature—fairy tales, fables, and folktales—including many works that embody exemplary virtues.
  • Language Skills: Traditional poems, nursery rhymes, and riddles help students develop comprehension, vocabulary, and a love of language. Offline vocabulary instruction is accompanied by online review and practice. All About Me lays the foundations of the writing process as students brainstorm, discuss, illustrate, write, and share ideas with others.
  • Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears provides gentle instruction to help students print letters correctly.
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Course Outline



  • Letter sounds
  • Vowels
  • Digraphs
  • Trigraphs
  • Endings
  • Telling and asking sentences
  • Compound words

Literature and Comprehension

Unit 1: Good Choices

  • "Little Red Riding Hood"; "Healthy Snacks"; "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Unit 2: Get Moving

  • "Everyday Exercises"; "The Gingerbread Man"; "Lousy Litter"

Unit 3: House and Home

  • "Recycling Is Smart"; A Chair for My Mother; "Their Homes Were Their Castles"

Unit 4: Three Fairy Tales

  • "Cinderella"; "Sleeping Beauty"; "Rapunzel"

Unit 5: Dig Deep

  • "The Grand Canyon"; Introduce Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Unit 6: Choice #1

Unit 7: Peter Rabbit

  • "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"; "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"; "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"

Unit 8: Choice #2

Unit 9: Among Animals

  • "The Velveteen Rabbit"; "Rare and Wonderful Pandas"; "The Lion and the Mouse"; Caps for Sale; "Emperors of the Ice"

Unit 10: Helping Hands

  • Make Way for Ducklings; "The Elves and the Shoemaker"

Unit 11: Choice #3

Unit 12: Amazing Tales

  • "Migrating Monarchs: A Butterfly Vacation"; A Story, A Story; "Spider and Turtle and Good Manners"

Unit 13: Choice #4

Unit 14: A Visit to Australia

  • "The Wombat and the Kangaroo"; "Go, Kangaroos, Go!"

Unit 15: Creature Features

  • "Insects of the Rainforest"; Tikki Tikki Tembo; "Chicken Little"

Unit 16: Listen to Learn

  • "The Foolish Rabbit"; "Being Nosy About Smells"; "The Honest Woodsman"

Unit 17: Out of the Mouths

  • "Diamonds and Toads"; "Talk"; "That's Tasty!"

Unit 18: Choice #5

Unit 19: Tiny People

  • "Tom Thumb"; "Thumbelina"

Unit 20: Help Yourself and Others

  • "Germs—Our Unwanted Guests"; "The Little Red Hen"

Unit 21: Choice #6

Unit 22: Three

  • "The Three Bears"; "Three Billy Goats Gruff"; "The Three Little Pigs"

Unit 23: Hot and Cold

  • "Hot and Cold"; "The Amazing Sahara"; The Snowy Day

Language Skills

Unit 1: Colors, Body Parts, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • Self-Portraits
  • Readings: "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe"; "I Eat My Peas with Honey"; "Old Mother Hubbard"

Unit 2: Body Parts, Jobs, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • How I Use My Arms, Fingers, and Legs
  • When I Grow Up
  • Readings: "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear"; "Monday's Child"; "Hey, Diddle, Diddle"

Unit 3: Families, Friends, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Family
  • My Friends
  • Readings: "Open Hydrant"; "The Wheels on the Bus"; "The Secret Place"

Unit 4: Communities, Friends, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Friends
  • My Neighborhood
  • Readings: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"; "Time to Run"; "Old King Cole"

Unit 5: Colors, Shapes, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Favorite Color
  • My Favorite Shape
  • Readings: "Engine, Engine, Number Nine"; "How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck?"; "Baa Baa, Black Sheep"

Unit 6: Kitchens, Food, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Favorite Shape
  • My Favorite Foods
  • My Favorite Foods
  • Readings: "Jack and Jill"; "Jack Be Nimble"; "Little Jack Horner"

Unit 7: Animals, Subject and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Favorite Animal
  • My Favorite Subject
  • Readings: "Star Bright, Star Light"; "Jack Sprat"; "Evening Red and Morning Gray"

Unit 8: Subject, Reading, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Favorite Subject
  • My Favorite Book
  • Readings: "Three Blind Mice"; "There Was a Little Girl"; "Mackerel Sky"; "Rain Before Seven"

Unit 9: Travel, Comparison, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Best Day
  • My Best Friend
  • Readings: "Red at Night, Sailors Delight"; "The Little Elf"; "This Little Pig Goes to Market"

Unit 10: Comparison, Emotions, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Best Friend
  • Emotions and Feelings
  • Readings: "The Caterpillar"; "Little Miss Muffet"; "Humpty Dumpty"

Unit 11: Location, Opposites, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • Playing Inside and Outside
  • Loud and Quiet
  • Readings: "Yankee Doodle"; excerpt from "The Island"; "Little Bo Peep"

Unit 12: Opposites and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • Loud and Quiet
  • Hot and Cold
  • Readings: "Lady Bug, Lady Bug"; "Little Boy Blue"; "Sing a Song of Sixpence"

Unit 13: Writing, Manners, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • A Letter to My Friend
  • A Thank-You Note
  • Readings: "Hushabye, Don't You Cry"; "Bed in Summer"; "A Bear Went Over the Mountain"

Unit 14: Manners, Traffic, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • A Thank-You Note
  • Haikus
  • Signs in My Neighborhood
  • Readings: "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater"; "Cat Kisses"

Unit 15: Ordinals, Sequences, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • A Race with My Friends
  • My Mornings
  • Readings: "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"; excerpt from "Teddy Bear"; "Patty-Cake, Patty-Cake"

Unit 16: Sequences, Growing, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Mornings
  • When I Grow Up
  • Finger Games
  • Readings: "The Land of Counterpane"; "Johnny on the Woodpile"

Unit 17: Mamas, Babies, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • My Hand and Foot
  • My Body Language
  • Things I Can Do
  • Homographs
  • Readings: excerpt from "The Three Foxes"; excerpt from " A Good Play"; "Three Little Kittens"

Unit 18: Nouns, Adjectives, Review, and Poems

  • Vocabulary
  • Things I Can Do
  • Counting-Out Rhymes
  • What I Have Learned
  • Self-Portrait
  • Readings: "The Storm"; "We're Racing, Racing Down the Walk"



  • Appropriate pencil grip
  • Proper line and stroke formation
  • Lower- and uppercase letters
  • Writing dictated letters and numbers
  • Correct direction and order
  • Left-to-right directionality
  • Consistent, grade-appropriate size
  • Placement on baseline
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Number of Lessons and Scheduling

120 minutes

Total Lessons: 180

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

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