Following the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten English, this class demonstrates grammatically correct speaking and writing, along with correct capitalization, spelling, and punctuation while writing.

Students’ vocabulary is improved upon by clarifying words with multiple meanings and how words in a sentence relate to each other. The students will learn phonics to sound out words while reading. The students will be exposed to emergent-reader books and asked to answer questions about the plot, key ideas, and details of story. Students will be able to explain relationships between text and the illustrations, compare and contrast two different books on the same topic, and participate in group reading activities.

By the end of the class, students should be comfortable holding collaborative discussions about age-appropriate topics, be able to answer questions about a story read aloud to them, be comfortable asking for help or clarification on a topic, and be able to tell a story through a combination of text, drawings, and spoken words.

LANGUAGE ARTS – KINDERGARTEN

1- Introduction
1- Welcome
2- Course Description
3- Assessments

2- The Alphabet – M, W, B and P
1- The Alphabet
Handout: Alphabet Chart
2- Morris the Mouse
Handout: Morris the Mouse
Handout: Morris the Mouse Reading
Assignment: Morris the Mouse
3- Willy the Worm
Handout: Willy the Worm
Handout: Willy the Worm Reading
Assignment: Willy the Worm
4- Bessy the Bear
Handout: Bessy the Bear
Handout: Bessy the Bear Reading
Assignment: Bessy the Bear
5- Pinky the Pig
Handout: Pinky the Pig
Handout: Pinky the Pig Reading
Assignment: Pinky the Pig
6- Rhyming Words
Handout: Word Chart

3- The Alphabet – N, D, T, and A
1- N is for Newt
Handout: N is for Newt
Handout: N is for Newt Reading
Assignment: N is for Newt
2- Danny the Dinosaur
Handout: Danny the Dinosaur
Handout: Danny the Dinosaur Reading
Assignment: Danny the Dinosaur
3- Tommy the Turtle
Handout: Tommy the Turtle
Handout: Tommy the Turtle Reading
Assignment: Tommy the Turtle
4- Abby the Ant
Handout: Abby the Ant
Handout: Abby the Ant Reading
Assignment: Abby the Ant
5- Vowels
Handout: Vowels
Handout: Abe and Amy Reading
Assignment: Vowels

4- The Alphabet – H, Y, S and E
1- Harry the Hippo
Handout: Harry the Hippo
Handout: Harry the Hippo Reading
Assignment: Harry the Hippo
2- Yikes! A Yak!
Handout: Yikes! A Yak!
Handout: Yikes! A Yak! Reading
Assignment: Yikes! A Yak!
3- Sally the Snake
Handout: Sally the Snake
Handout: Sally the Snake Reading
Assignment: Sally the Snake
4- Eddie and Eve
Handout: Eddie and Eve
Handout: Eve Reading
Assignment: Eddie and Eve
5- Nursery Rhymes

5- The Alphabet – Z, V, I and F
1- Zeddy the Zebra
Handout: Zeddy the Zebra
Handout: Zeddy the Zebra Reading
Assignment: Zeddy the Zebra
2- V is for Vikki
Handout: V is for Vikki
Handout: Vikki’s Reading
Assignment: V is for Vikki
3- Ike and Izzy
Handout: Ike and Izzy
Handout: Ike and Izzy Reading
Assignment: Ike and Izzy
4- Funny Fish
Handout: Funny Fish
Handout: Funny Fish Reading
Assignment: Funny Fish
5- The Cat and the Fiddle
Assignment: The Cat and the Fiddle

6- The Alphabet – L, G, O, and K
1- Lucy the Lizard
Handout: Lucy the Lizard
Handout: Lucy the Lizard Reading
Assignment: Lucy the Lizard
2- Goldie the Goat
Assignment: Goldie the Goat
3- Olly and Odie
Handout: Olly and Odie
Handout: Olly and Odie Reading
Assignment: Olly and Odie
4- Kelly’s Kite
Handout: Kelly’s Kite
Handout: Kelly’s Kite Reading
Assignment: Kelly’s Kite
5- Reading Words

7- The Alphabet – J, R, X, and U
1- Jed the Jet
Handout: Jed the Jet
Handout: Jed the Jet Reading
Assignment: Jed the Jet
2- Ronnie the Rabbit
Handout: Ronnie the Rabbit
Handout: Ronnie the Rabbit Reading
Assignment: Ronnie the Rabbit
3- X is for X-Ray
Handout: Mr. X-Ray
Handout: Mr. X-Ray Reading
Assignment: Mr. X-Ray
4- Ulysses the Unicorn
Handout: Ulysses the Unicorn
Handout: Ulysses the Unicorn Reading
Assignment: Ulysses the Unicorn
5- Word Families

8- The Alphabet and Sounds – C, Q, Ch, Th, Sh, and Wh
1- Callie the Cat
Handout: Callie the Cat
Handout: Callie the Cat Reading
Assignment: Callie the Cat
2- Queen Lily’s Duck
Handout: Queen Lily’s Duck
Handout: Queen Lily’s Duck Reading
Assignment: Queen Lily’s Duck
3- Word Families Part 2
4- Choo Choo!
Handout: Choo Choo
Handout: Choo Choo Reading
Assignment: Choo Choo!
5- Thin Thorton
Handout: Thin Thorton
Handout: Thin Thorton Reading
Assignment: Thin Thorton
6- Shelly the Ship
Handout: Shelly the Ship
Handout: Shelly the Ship Reading
Assignment: Shelly the Ship
7- The White Whale
Handout: White Whale
Handout: White Whale Reading
Assignment: White Whale

9- Sight Words, Poems, Author and Illustrator, Comparing
1- Reading Storybooks
2- Reading Poetry
Handout: Apple Poem
Assignment: Apple Poem
3- Author and Illustrator
Handout: Author and Illustrator
Assignment: Author and Illustrator
4- Sight Words
Handout: Sight Words
Assignment: Sight Words
5- Main Idea
Handout: Main Idea
Assignment: Main Idea
6- Comparing Texts
Handout: Comparing Texts
Assignment: Comparing Texts

10- Opinion, Sequences, Prepositions and Sorting
1- Opinion
Handout: Opinions
Assignment: Opinion
2- Sequences
Handout: Sequences
Assignment: Sequences
3- Prepositions
Handout: Prepositions
Assignment: Prepositions
4- Sorting
Handout: Sorting
Assignment: Sorting

11- Plurals, Syllables, Synonyms and Antonyms
1- Plurals
Handout: Plurals
Assignment: Plurals
2- Syllables Introduction
3- Syllables Part 2 (Closed Syllables)
Handout: Syllables
Assignment: Syllables
4- Synonyms
Handout: Synonyms
Assignment: Synonyms
5- Antonyms
Handout: Antonyms
Assignment: Antonyms

12- Capitalization, Punctuation, Your Name and Predictions
1- Capital Letters
Handout: Capital Letters
Assignment: Capital Letters
2- Punctuation
Handout: Punctuation
Assignment: Punctuation
3- Your Name
Handout: My Name
Assignment: My Name
4- Predictions
Handout: Predictions
Assignment: Predictions

13- Course Evaluation
Handout: Course Evalulation
Assignment: Course Evaluation