In this course, students build a foundation for successful reading as they explore topics and apply reading, writing, speaking, and listening practices outlined in national and state standards.
Learning activities consist of phonics, listening, comprehension, and vocabulary instruction with daily exposure to books, including literature and informational texts.
A combination of interactive and hands-on exercises encourages the development of fine motor skills.
Students learn language skills as well as letter formation, and they practice these with drawing, dictating, and writing. By the end of kindergarten, many students will be reading, and all students should be able to recognize consonant as well as long and short vowel sounds.