Kindergarten ELA Course Summary
In Kindergarten, students lay the foundation for success in English Language Arts in elementary school. There are two main goals of the Kindergarten ELA curriculum: to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors and to help students learn about the environment around them—particularly how the changing seasons influence weather, animals, and plants. In each unit, students engage in short writing projects connected to the core texts that develop their narrative, informational, and opinion writing skills.
Using authentic, engaging read-aloud texts, teachers help students develop their language comprehension and address grade-level reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening standards. Over the course of Kindergarten ELA, students deepen their understanding of the world around them through thematically-aligned, knowledge-building units, embedded daily writing instruction, and frequent opportunities for in-class discussion.