In kindergarten, students learn oral language, phonological (relating to the relationships among speech sounds that constitute the fundamental components of language) and phonemic (ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds/phonemes in spoken words) foundational skills in addition to letter recognition and printing before beginning reading and spelling instruction.
Grade Level(s): Kindergarten
- How do readers create meaning from informational and literary texts?
- How does a student become a skilled reader?
- How do phonemic awareness and phonics impact learning to read?
- How do sound and letter relationships help a student learn to write?
Enduring Understandings/Big Ideas
- Students will identify all upper-and lower-case letters
- Students will recognize sounds in spoken words
- Students will produce and write letter(s) for most short vowel and consonant sounds
- Students will read, with support, appropriate texts with purpose and understanding
Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)
- Lessons 1-5: Alphabet Recognition
- Lessons 6-15: Alphabet Practice
- Lessons 16-30: Rhyme, Blending, Segmenting, Sounds
- Lessons 31-65: Teach Upper Case Letters
- Lessons 66-85: Teach Lower Case Letters
- Lessons 86-95: Review Letters
- Lessons 96-130: Teach and Review Sounds
- Lessons 131-180: Teach Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) and Sight Words
Course Resources & Materials: Sonday System Essentials
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2022