This area of learning includes big ideas related to early language and literacy development. These big ideas support students' development of effective communication, foundational literacy skills, and process writing. We have developed activities to help you better support your child at home. You may access the activities by clicking on any of the progressions below. Should you wish to print the activities for quick reference, click on the printer icon included with each progression.
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.
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 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.