ELA includes reading writing, listening, and speaking as well as spelling, phonics, grammar, and handwriting. 

In Kindergarten we work on high frequency words, letter and letter sound identification and difference between fiction and non-fiction texts. 

Writing skills include writing letters top to bottom, proper line placement and spacing and correct sentence structure. 

Skills include:

  • Identify characters, setting, and major events of a story
  • Name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each
  • Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories
  • Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding
  • Makes connections between self, text, and the world around them
  • Follows words from left to right top to bottom
  • Produce rhyming words
  • Count, produce, blend and segment syllables in spoken words
  • Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds
  • Identify the long and short sound for the 5 vowels
  • Read common high frequency words by sight
  • Read emergent-readers with purpose and understanding
  • Identify nouns and verbs
  • Form regular nous by adding /s/ or /es/
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing