PreK Reading Strategy and Curriculum Standards
A PreK reading strategy includes pre-writing activities as well as drawing, coloring and painting. Artistic expression is just as important as language arts since it encourages PreK children to become comfortable making creative marks on paper. When given a blank piece of paper, PreK children will usually express themselves with lines and scribbles then progress to more detailed creations as well as the use of letters and numbers. These exercises not only give students confidence with writing, they also help develop small-muscle structure in their hands. They learn to hold writing instruments, whether they’re crayons, pencils, felt pens, or paint brushes.
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PreK Reading Strategy and Curriculum Standards: Writing Applications – Reading Strategy, Language Arts Lessons, Language Arts Worksheets, Language Arts Activity
PreK reading strategy students are also often given language arts worksheets. Most PreK children are ready for simple language arts worksheet lessons and many young children enjoy doing the paperwork. They can start learning the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters. A popular language arts activity at this reading level is for children to copy letters and words. Even if they don’t immediately understand all the words, they often think copying them is loads of fun.
An important part of a PreK reading strategy writing program is to see that young children are capable of following directions. Therefore language arts worksheets are used in asking children to do simple things such as “circle the duck” and “put an x on the dog” when given a writing worksheet with pictures of various animals.
Letters of the alphabet are introduced and PreK reading strategy students learn to form the letters correctly. Their reading teacher encourages them to write the letters using language arts worksheets that show which direction they should move their pencils for ease of writing.
PreK reading strategy students learn simple rhymes, songs, and finger-plays, and are given language arts worksheets to decorate with these things written on them. Many PreK reading strategy students pick up an ability to read by learning the rhymes then comparing with the words written on paper.
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*Reading Standards are defined by each state. Time4Learning bases its use of PreK reading standards on the national bodies that recommend curriculum and standards and the interpretations of it by a sampling of states notably Florida, Texas, and California.
This story is constructed using the "consonant - vowel - consonant" and "sight" words that were just taught.
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The Time4Learning PreK Program Structure
Time4Learning’s PreK curriculum has been refined through years of feedback from educators, parents, and students. It focuses on skill-focused, standard-aligned activities covering building blocks of Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, Art & Colors, and Music. Themes are designed to deliver interactive and engaging content in a mobile and tablet-friendly format making this a great tool for early childhood development.
The lessons are interactive and engaging, with simple verbal directions, colorful graphics accompanied by music and sound. The Preschool curriculum is organized around themes (such as colors, shapes, foods, neighborhoods, feelings and self) which are introduced with a story or song followed by activities tied to the theme. As students move through themes, a new theme opens as a reward gradually introducing students to higher level skills in a prescribed progression.
Students are able to save snapshots of their work and view them within their own dashboard. Parents will see saved snapshots, information on each completed activity, including time on task and time and date of completion.