Our Kindergarten English Language Arts curriculum is made up of a combination of Literature and Science and Social Studies units. The units build students' knowledge and understanding of the world, and support mastery of all the literature, informational, writing, speaking and listening and language standards. Our Kindergarten curriculum does not include a comprehensive foundational skills block. To ensure students master all grade-level standards, you will need to implement a structured phonics program alongside these units. To learn more, see the Pacing Guide for this course.
In Kindergarten English Language Arts, students explore and learn about the world around them by reading a variety of culturally relevant and diverse texts that are strategically placed into thematic units to help students build a deeper understanding of an idea or concept. There are two main goals of the Kindergarten reading program: to instill a love of reading within all students by introducing engaging texts and authors and helping students discover the different purposes for reading, and to help students understand the world around them—particularly how the changing seasons influence weather, animals, and plants.