Our Kindergarten English Language Arts curriculum is made up of a combination of Literature and Science and Social Studies units. Literature units are built around core texts that allow students to grapple with and explore themes and topics that are relevant to their day to day lives. Science and Social Studies units use content-rich nonfiction texts to help students build specific knowledge about historical, cultural, or scientific topics.
Please note: 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 highly-rated structured phonics program alongside these units.
Our Kindergarten units span 145 days. We intentionally did not account for all 180 school days to allow teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events. Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, including writing and discussion lessons, and a day for assessment.
For more guidance on implementing the Kindergarten course, see our Preparing to Teach Fishtank ELA Teacher Tool.