This area of learning includes big ideas related to children’s early language and literacy. These big ideas support student’s development of effective communication and literacy skills such as reading and writing. By clicking on any of the progressions below, activities are provided to help you support your child at home. Should you wish to print these activities for quick reference, click on the printer icon included with each progression.
A kindergarten student will independently write more than one complete thought on a single topic, using phonetic spelling and key print conventions. Spelling and basic concepts of writing allow students to communicate ideas.
A kindergarten student will independently read grade-level texts of different genres with accuracy and demonstrate comprehension by answering text dependent questions. Students will read different types of text, both fiction and non-fiction, in order to answer questions about what they have read.
A kindergarten student will understand the relationship between letters and sounds and recognize high-frequency words with speed and accuracy. More than reciting letters of the alphabet, students use what they know about letters and sounds to read unknown words.