The kindergarten student will be immersed in a print-rich environment to develop oral language skills, phonological awareness, print awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and an appreciation for literature. The reading of fiction and nonfiction selections will enable students to develop an awareness of print materials as sources of information and enjoyment. The kindergarten student will have the opportunity to use words that describe people, places, and events. The student will recognize and print letters of the alphabet, use the basic phonetic principles of identifying and writing beginning sounds, identify story elements, and communicate ideas through pictures and writing.
K.1 The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
Listen to a variety of literary forms, including stories and poems.
Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.
Identify the topics of nonfiction selections.
K.9 The student will print the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet independently.
K.10 The student will print his/her first and last names.
K.11 The student will write to communicate ideas.
Draw pictures and/or use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, stories, people, objects, or events.
Write left to right and top to bottom.
K.12 The student will explore the uses of available technology for reading and writing.