Curriculum – Kindergarten

Literacy and Language Arts

Reading Units of Study

Module 1: Welcome to Kindergarten
Module 2: We are Readers
Module 3: Readers Read, Think and Talk
Module 4: Readers Use Our Powers
Module 5: Readers Study Patterns
Module 6: We Can Be Reading Teachers
Module 7: Reading For Information
Module 8: Readers Are Brave
Module 9: Readers Get to Know Characters

Writing Units of Study

Module 1: Launching Writer’s Workshop
Module 2: Writing for Readers (Narratives)
Module 3: How-To Books (Information)
Module 4: Writing of All Kinds (Opinion)

Word Work Units of Study

Module 1: Letters and Sounds; Print and Word Awareness; Phonemic Awareness; Rhyming; Story Retelling; Beginning Composition Skills; Fluency/phrasing with echo and choral reading
Module 2: Phonemic Awareness; Story prediction; Alphabetical Order; Upper Case Letter Formation
Module 3: Blending, Segmenting, and Manipulation of Sounds; Distinguishing long and short vowels; Narrative Story Form: character, setting, and main events; High Frequency Words
Module 4: Phoneme Segmentation; Concepts of Digraph, keywords, and sounds; Decoding three-sound digraphs; Spelling three-sound digraphs; Spelling of CK at end of words; Narrative Story Form
Module 5: Sentence Structure; Sentence Dictation; Narrative Fiction vs. Informational Books

Mathematics and Numeracy

Overview

Kindergarten mathematics is about (1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; and (2) describing shapes and space. More learning time in kindergarten is devoted to number sense than to other topics.

Mathematics Units of Study

Module 1: Numbers to 10
Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes
Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10
Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10
Module 5: Numbers 10-20 and Counting to 100
Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes

Science

Overview

Life, Physical, and Earth sciences

Science Units of Study

Life Science: Animals two by two
Physical Science: Wood and paper
Earth Science: Trees

Social Studies

Overview

Learning and Working Now and Long Ago

Social Studies Units of Study

Module 1: Learning and Working Together
Module 2: National and State Symbols
Module 3: Working Now and Long Ago
Module 4: Geography of the Neighborhood
Module 5: Time and Chronology
Module 6: Reaching Out to Times Past

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