Reading in Kindergarten:
-Reading by looking at pictures(environmental print, “Learn about the World books”, concept books)
-Building story book language(Familiar Emergent story books..once upon a time)
-Shared Reading(Familiar Repetitive text-pointing under words)
-Reading leveled books(Just right books) and learning “super powers” to read tricky words. Expectation: Level B by 2nd Quarter, Level C by 3rd Quarter, and Level D by the end of kindergarten.
-Reading Nonfiction leveled books-what am I learning? (main idea and key details and comparing information in books on the same topic).
-Students are expected to retell fiction and nonfiction books after they read to demonstrate oral comprehension skills and written comprehension skills when they get to level F. (see retelling resource)
Writing in Kindergarten:
–Draw pictures to teach about a topic (using shapes).
–Label pictures by beginning sounds and then stretching out words and writing down all the sounds.
–Tell stories that really happened orally (first, next, last) and write stories across pages(3 page booklets).
–Write simple patterned sentences. Ex/ I see a cat.
–End with writing at least 1-2 sentences on topic on each page using dominant consonants, spacing, capitalization, spelling snap words correctly , and punctuation.
–We will focus on 3 types of writing- informational, narrative, and opinion writing throughout the school year.