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English Language Arts

Fundations Scope and Sequence- Level K

Unit 1

Letter-Keyword-Sound for consonants

Letter-Keyword-Sound for short vowels

Letter Formation for lower-case letters

Sound recognition: consonants and short vowels

Print and word awareness

Rhyming

Phonemic awareness: initial and final sounds

Story retelling

Beginning composition skills

Fluency/phrasing with echo and choral reading

Unit 2

Phonemic awareness skills: blending, segmenting, and manipulation of sounds

Blending and reading three-sound short vowel words

Story prediction

Alphabetical Order

Upper-case letter formation

Sample words: map, sad, rat

Unit 3

Phonemic awareness skills: blending, segmenting, and manipulation of sounds

Blending sounds in nonsense CVC words

Segmenting and spelling three-sound short vowel sounds

Distinguish long and short vowel sounds

Narrative story form: character, setting, main events

Fluency and phrasing with echo and choral reading

Beginning composition skills

High frequency words (trick words)

Sample words: cut, tap, wet

Trick words: the, a, and, are, to, is, his, as, has, was

Unit 4

Phoneme segmentation

Concept of consonant diagraph, keywords, and sounds: wh, ch, sh, th, ck

Decoding three-sound words with diagraphs

Spelling three-sound words with diagraphs

Spelling of ck at end of words

Narrative story form: character, setting, main events

Sample words: bath, chop, thick

Trick words: we, she, he, be, me, I, you, they

Unit 5

Sentence structure

Sentence dictation

Narrative fiction vs. informational books

Trick words: or, for, of, have, from, by, my, do, one

 

Good Habits, Great Readers is based on the following seven units of study:

Unit 1-Great Readers See Themselves as Readers-

This unit teaches students to care for books, choose books that match their reading level and interests, and build reading stamina.

Unit 2-Great Readers Make Sense of Text-

This unit teaches students to make predictions and ask questions, while reading.  Students are taught to summarize and retell what they have read.  They also work on problem-solving unfamiliar words.

Unit 3-Great Readers Use What They Know-

In this unit students begin to make connections, activate background knowledge, build vocabulary, and make inferences.

Unit 4-Great Readers Understand How Stories Work-

In this unit students will begin to understand story grammar, identify literary devices, and use text features.

Unit 5-Great Readers Read to Learn-

In this unit students will learn essential skills for reading and learning from nonfiction.  They will begin to identify text features and structures for nonfiction books.

Unit 6-Great Readers Monitor and Organize Ideas and Information-

In this unit students will learn essential skills for keeping track of information.  They will learn how to take notes in order to monitor and organize the ideas presented in fiction, and nonfiction.  They will also learn how the strategy of visualizing can increase their understanding of the text.

Unit 7-Great Readers Think Critically About Books-

In this unit students will use a variety of skills to evaluate both fiction and nonfiction.

Social Studies

Big Ideas and Content:

Unit 1: Myself and Others

-Each person is unique and has special talents

-What a birthday is and when they celebrate their birthday

-Who different family members are

-Families may be similar and different

-What it means to be respectful

-The difference between a “tattle” and a “tell”

-How people need each other

-A sense of community focuses on respect and caring

 Unit 2: How Can I Be a Good Citizen

-How to be a good citizen

-What the American Flag represents and its importance

-Individual responsibilities as a citizen of the classroom/school community

-How choices affect themselves and others

 Unit 3: Understanding Economics

-All people have needs and wants

-Goods and services help people satisfy their needs and wants

-People use tools to complete their jobs

-All human beings have to deal with scarcity

-People need to work together for the good of all

-People need others to fulfill their needs and wants

-All people need tools to understand their environment and satisfy their needs and wants

Math

Kindergarten Math

Module 1:  Numbers to Ten

Module 2:  2-D and 3-D 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

Kindergarten Science: 

Science 21

Unit 1:  Weather and Climate

Unit 2:  Forces and Interactions (Pushes and Pulls)

Unit 3:  Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems:  Animals, Plants and their Environments