Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum
Phonics, reading and writing should all be components of a kindergarten language arts curriculum. These areas are crucial in helping a child build important literacy and communication skills. It all begins with gaining a thorough understanding of each letter of the alphabet. From there, students will be able to put letters together in order to begin reading and writing.
This page provides information on the language arts concepts a kindergarten student should know, objectives in reading and writing, as well as an overview of the Time4Learning kindergarten language arts curriculum and how it can help your child build a strong language arts foundation.
What Language Arts Concepts Should a Kindergartener Know?
There are a number of kindergarten language arts concepts that a student should know. Being familiar with the alphabet and the sounds of each letter will help students gain an understanding of basic phonics skills, which will set the stage for learning to read and write.
Having phonological awareness will help students distinguish one letter sound from another. From there, phonemic awareness comes into play. This helps students recognize and differentiate initial sounds, and also create new words by replacing one letter with another.
Students in kindergarten should also have good listening skills. This will help them begin to build their vocabulary and comprehension skills even before they start reading. Check out Time4Learning’s kindergarten language arts scope and sequence as well as our kindergarten language arts lesson plans to find out how we can help your student master these crucial concepts, what’s included, and what you can expect your child to learn with our award-winning curriculum.
Reading Goals/Objectives for Kindergarten
This year, students will begin to learn to read. The reading goals of the Time4Learning language arts activities for kindergarten aim to give students a thorough understanding of the sounds each letter makes and understand the subtle difference in word meanings. Students will discover new vocabulary words, develop fluency, and reading comprehension skills. They will engage in reading activities, and are expected to answer basic questions about stories, nursery rhymes, and more.
Below are some of the reading goals/objectives for kindergarten.
- Demonstrate understanding of all letters of the alphabet and their sounds
- Demonstrate comprehension by recalling details
- Demonstrate comprehension by matching pictures with sentences
- Recognize and read sight words
- Show familiarity with rhyming and beginning sounds
Learn more about the Time4Learning homeschool reading curriculum and discover the steps students should take in order to learn to read.
Writing Goals/Objectives for Kindergarten
This year, students will take part in prewriting and writing activities that will give them the necessary skills to begin writing words, sentences, and stories. In addition to receiving instruction, students will also take part in supported practice activities. Students will learn the basics of writing an opinion, writing to give information, and more.
Below are some of the writing goals/objectives for kindergarten.
- Write an opinion through a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing
- Recall information from an experience and write about it using details
- Write a story with sentences to explain an event
In addition to Time4Learning, an online writing curriculum can help students begin to learn the fundamentals of capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and more.
Why Choose Time4Learning Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum?
The Time4Learning kindergarten language arts curriculum is a comprehensive program that correlates to all state standards. The online, interactive format engages and motivates students to learn new skills and do their best. Animated characters make learning phonics and comprehension fun.
Parents have access to an automated grading and reporting system that saves time and makes it simple to print reports for homeschool portfolios. Even if you plan on using the kindergarten language arts curriculum as a supplement, there are tons of features and benefits to gain. Below are just a few.
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