Kindergarten Language Arts/Reading

Kindergarten Language Arts/Reading

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Course Overview

The Kindergarten Language Arts/Reading course focuses on laying a solid foundation for beginning English language literacy. The course offers students the opportunity to master a range of basic language skills and applications that prepare them for further language concepts in ensuing grades. This course is directed by Acellus Instructors including Jennifer Blank and LaTricia Harper. It also employs the teaching technique of Children Teaching Children.
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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Language Prep This unit covers an overview of the alphabet, capital versus lowercase letters, knowing left from right, the M sound and the short A sound, reading from left to right, and the sight words "we," "I," and "can." This unit introduces the career option of being a chef. Unit 2 – Language Readiness This unit discusses sorting objects, the phoneme blend M-Short A, the initial S and P sounds, and the sight words "are" and "for." This unit introduces the career option of being a scientist. Unit 3 – Nouns This unit discusses common nouns for people and animals, the five senses, the sight words "you," "and," "this," and "do," phoneme blending S and P sounds, the T sound, and a similar sound in a series of words. This unit introduces the career option of being a veterinarian. Unit 4 – More Nouns This unit covers common nouns for things and places, the short I sound, sorting short I sound pictures, phoneme blending of the short I and the T sound, rhyming words with the short A sound, plural nouns, and an introductory example of expository text. This lesson introduced the career option of being a pilot. Unit 5 – Verbs This unit discusses verbs, including what verbs are and past tense verbs, examples of verbs in writing, the N sound, phoneme blending with the N sound, picture sorting the middle sounds A or I, picture sorting the initial and final N sound, and more expository text. This unit introduces the career option of being a musician. Unit 6 – More Verbs This unit discusses the initial C sound; phoneme blending of C, N, and Short I; phoneme blending of short A, C, and N; sight words "what," "little," "a," "like," and "the;" using verbs; is and was; are and were; and sorting initial C sound pictures. This unit introduces the career option of firefighter. Unit 7 – Sentences This unit discusses the short O sound; the initial F sound; picture sorting the short O sound, the O, C, P, and M sounds, and the F, T, and P sounds; what makes a sentence, phoneme blending F with short A or I; sight words "look" and "has;" writing complete sentences; and making a telling sentence. This unit introduces the career option of being an author. Unit 8 – More Sentences This unit discusses the initial H, D, and R sounds, phoneme blending and picture sorting with D, H, and R sounds, writing and punctuating questions and exclamations, asking words, and the sight words "go" and "see." This unit introduces the career option of being an actor. Unit 9 – Writing Prep This unit discusses prepositions, homonyms, the pronouns "you" and "I," sight words "to" and "have," initial L, B, and E sounds, and picture sorting and phoneme blending with B and L. This unit also introduces the career option of Archeology. Unit 10 – Tools for Writing This unit discusses prefixes, suffixes, antonyms, the initial K sound, the final K, CK sound, the short U sound, picture sort with the B sound, picture sort with B, L, or short E, phoneme blending and picture sort with K and CK sounds. This unit introduces the career option of being a police officer. Unit 11 – Additional Writing Practice This unit discusses the related words, phoneme blending and picture sorting with the short U sound, more examples of expository text, using color words to describe objects, sight words "is," "play," "with," and "my," the initial W sound, and picture sorting K, U, and B sounds. This unit introduces the career option of being an artist. Unit 12 – Tools for Reading This unit discusses identifying characters and plot, the final X sound, initial V sound, the G sound, sight words "me," "where," picture sorting the G sound, picture sorting and phoneme blending with W and V sounds, picture sorting the G sound, picture sorting the final G and X sounds, and another example of expository writing. This unit introduces the career option of being a detective. Unit 13 – Storytelling Skills This unit discusses identifying setting, retelling a story, using illustrations, the initial J, Y, Z, and QU sounds, picture sorting J and Y sounds and QU and Z sounds, and the sight words "she" and "he." This unit introduces the career option of being a farmer.

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