Throughout the year, the kindergarten students will be working to develop a variety of skills. These are the building blocks which young learners will use to become independent readers. These skills include:
Phonemic Awareness- rhyming, segmentation, blending, sound manipulation
Alphabetic Principle- recognition of all letters, both upper case and lower case
Phonics - matching sounds to letter representation
Encoding - using knowledge of letters/ sounds to write/ spell
Sight words - recall of the most frequently used words in children's reading materials. Automatic recognition will help to develop fluency.
Comprehension- students will work to develop listening comprehension skills.
Look at the cover ... make a prediction about the story.
Who are the characters?
What is the setting?
What is the main idea? ( Mostly about)
What is the main idea?