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Language Arts - Kindergarten

Reading, spelling, and writing are each taught several times a week. The program focuses on individual, small group, and large group activities, allowing all students to work at their own levels and pace. We also study a children’s author each year. 

READING
 
Units of Study
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness (decoding)
  • Print concepts
  • Comprehension
Approaches to Learning
  • Independent reading
  • Games
  • Read aloud
  • Shared reading
  • Leveled reading books   
WRITING
 
Units of Study
  • Launching the writing workshop
  • Writing personal narrative
  • Writing fiction and non-fiction
Approaches to Learning
  • Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop
  • Handwriting Without Tears (letter formations)
  • Directionality and spacing when writing
  • Individual and class books on themes across the curriculum
  • News (shared writing)