September 12, 2016
Kindergarten — Language Arts

Reading and writing are taught explicitly during dedicated times each week. We use Lucy Calkins Writing and Collaborative Classroom Being a Reader throughout each grade level K-2.


Being a Reader

  • Reading with print strategies and sight word power
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Print concepts

Approaches to Learning

  • Small groups
  • Games
  • Read aloud
  • Shared reading
  • Independent Reading
  • Zoophonics

Units of Study

  • Launching independent and guided writing
  • Writing for readers/writing conventions
  • Writing personal narrative
  • Writing fiction and non-fiction
  • Writing Class Books

Approaches to Learning

  • Being a Reader
  • Being a Reader handwriting
  • Gathering Ideas
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Zoophonics