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Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum and Lesson Plans
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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.

Language Arts Concepts for Kindergarteners

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.

Kindergarten Reading Goals/Objectives

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

Kindergarten Writing Goals/Objectives

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

Time4Learning’s Kindergarten Language Arts Lesson Plan

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Pollution – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Oceans – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Weather – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: The Sun – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Planets – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Constellations – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Native Americans – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Early America – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: America Grows – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Plants – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Biomes – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Farm Animals – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Vertebrates & Invertebrates – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Mammals – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Marine Animals – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Seasons – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Cultural Holidays – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Safety – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Neighborhoods – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Jobs in your Neighborhood – ILA

This uses prior knowledge to anticipate meaning and make sense of texts. Student will read, comprehend, and discriminate between choices. The activity introduces the student to the key concepts of the theme of travel.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Travel – ILA

The student will learn thematic content through discovery and achieve comprehension by reading literature with emphasis on vocabulary. Stories use controlled vocabulary to enhance phonemic awareness.
Through a series of learning activities focused on discovery, recognition, and application, the student will practice phonetic skills. Student will experience words in a variety of modes, including rhyme and story.

Chapter Test: Values – ILA

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Why Choose Time4Learning?

The Time4Learning kindergarten language arts curriculum is a comprehensive program that correlates to most state standards. The online, interactive format engages and motivates students to learn new skills and do their best. The flexible nature allows students to review challenging concepts and focus on understanding.

Parents have access to an automated grading and reporting system that saves time and makes it simple to print reports for homeschool portfolios. And if you plan on using the kindergarten language arts curriculum as a supplement, you will have full access to these features as well. Interested in other kindergarten subjects? Learn more about our online kindergarten curriculum, designed to teach your student their fundamental concepts.

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