Course

Elementary Language Arts Grade K

Pre-Requisites: none
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 36 weeks


Description

The Elementary English Language Arts courses provide students with a rigorous and comprehensive look at the ELA standards, focusing on reading foundational skills, reading comprehension strategies through informative and literature texts, writing, grammar, and speaking and listening skills. Students will be exposed to the five essential components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency) through engaging text and interactive learning. Primary students (Kindergarten –Second Grade) will learn to read and will be given a strong foundation in phonemic awareness and phonics. Intermediate students (Third –Fifth Grade) will focus on reading to learn with the incorporation of more complex text and extensive exploration and use of vocabulary in reading and writing. Students will be taught grammar skills which will be implemented into the rigorous writing lessons and compliment various topics. Students will participate in informative, narrative, and opinion writing compositions throughout the course. Throughout the English Language Arts courses, students will explore a myriad of topics through integration across content areas. Each grade level of the ELA suite will surround student learning with an adventure filled theme, showing students that learning really is the great adventure.

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 0
Word Work
  • The alphabet and the sound each letter makes
  • Difference between letters and words
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters
Ready To Read
  • Reading directionality
  • Spaces between words
  • Front and back cover of book
  • How to be a good reader
Writing Workshop
  • Informative writing
  • How to be a good writer
  • Correct way to hold a pencil
  • Writing first name
  • Detailed drawings
  • Drawing progression
  • Labeling drawings

Module 1
Word Work
  • The letters s and m and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters s and m in lowercase and uppercase
  • Difference between letters and words
  • Putting two words together and taking two words apart
Ready To Read
  • Reading directionality
  • Question words
  • Meaning of unknown words
  • Retell familiar stories using key details
  • Characters, settings, and order of events in literature 
  • Sight words: I, see, my, like, the, at, he
Writing Workshop
  • Naming words (nouns)
  • Informative writing
  • Writing on a topic
 Module 2
Word Work 
  • Identifying the letters p, d, and a, and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters p, d, and a in lowercase and uppercase
  • Identifying the beginning sound in a word
  • Matching words with the same beginning sound
  • Identifying words that rhyme
Ready to Read
  • Reading directionality
  • Asking and answering questions about key details
  • Main topic and key details
  • Making connections
  • Meaning of unknown words
Writing Workshop
  • Capitalizing a person’s name
  • Categories
  • Narrative writing
 Module 3
Word Work  
  • The letters h, t, and n and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters h, t, and n in lowercase and uppercase
  • Spaces between words
  • Word families: -at, -an
  • Rhyming
Ready to Read
  • Sight words
  • Literature text types 
  • Authors and illustrators
  • Unknown words
Writing Workshop
  • Nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Opinion writing

 Module 4
Word Work
  • The letters l, i and b and the sounds they make
  • Writing letters I, i, and b
  • Syllables
  • Word families: -it, -ip
  • Rhyming words
Ready to Read
  • Parts of a book
  • Unknown words
  • Authors and illustrators
Writing Workshop
  • Singular and plural words
  • Direction words
  • Informative writing
  • Writing the first letter in words

 Module 5
Word Work
  • The letters c, o, and r and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters c, o, and r in lowercase and uppercase
  • Word families: /op/ and /ot/
  • Rhyming words
  • Identify the ending sound in words
Ready To Read
  • The relationship between illustrations and the story
  • Meaning of unknown words
  • Order of events
  • Comparing and contrasting the adventures and experiences of characters
  • Sight words: in, am, have, if, but, look, she, of
Writing Workshop
  • Writing on a topic
  • Order words
  • Describing words (adjectives)
  • Naming words in disguise (pronouns)
  • Narrative writing
  • Spelling words using familiar sounds (beginning and ending sounds)

Module 6
Word Work
  • The letters g, e, and f and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letter g, e, and f in lowercase and uppercase
  • Word Families: -ed, -en, -et
  • Matching end sounds
  • Rhyming words
Ready to Read
  • Matching images and the meaning of a text
  • Author’s point
  • Similarities and differences of two texts on the same topic
Writing Workshop
  • Pronouns
  • New meanings for familiar words
  • Shades of meaning
  • Opinion writing
  • Spelling words using familiar sounds

Module 7
Word Work
  • The letters u, x, and z and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters u, x, and z in lowercase and uppercase
  • Word families: -ug and -un
  • Identifying the middle sound of words
Ready To Read
  • Sight Words: this, play, did, went, has, into what, him
  • Retelling key details
  • Asking and answering questions about key details
  • Characters, setting, events
  • Unknown words
Writing Workshop
  • Prepositions
  • Verbs
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling strategies
  • Parts of a sentence
  • Writing complete sentences
  • Narrative writing

Module 8
Word Work
  • The letters w, k, and j and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters w, k, and j in lowercase and uppercase
  • Identifying words that have the same middle sound
Ready To Read
  • Sight words: that, new, off, out, sit, her, little, many
  • Main topic and key details
  • Asking and answering questions about key details
  • Connections within a text
Writing Workshop
  • Synonyms
  • Prefixes, suffixes, root words
  • Informative Writing
  • Writing super sentences

Module 9
Word Work
  • The letters q, y, and v and the sounds they make
  • Writing the letters q, y, and v in lowercase and uppercase
  • Long a with magic e
  • Blending and segmenting onset and rime
Ready to Read
  • Illustrations
  • Unknown words
  • Comparing and contrasting adventures and experiences
  • Sight words
Writing Workshop
  • Verbs
  • Past and future tense
  • Plural nouns
  • Real-life connections
  • Opinion writing
  • Add adjectives to a sentence

Module 10
Word Work
  • The magic e and long vowel sounds
  • Blending sounds in words
  • Segmenting sounds in words
Ready to Read
  • Author's point and reasons
  • Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
  • Sight Words: here, help, who, away, jump, saw, good
Writing Workshop
  • Features of sentences
  • Punctuation 
  • Informative writing

Module 11
Word Work
  • Digraphs sh and th
  • Adding phonemes to words
  • Deleting phonemes from words
  • Spelling strategies
Ready to Read
  • Story elements
  • Retelling key details
  • Comparing and contrasting adventures and experiences
  • Sight Words: boy, girl, come, find, man, run, must, big
Writing Workshop
  • Punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • New meanings for familiar words
  • Narrative writing

Module 12
Word Work
  • Learn ch and wh digraphs
  • Review sh and th digraphs
  • Changing sounds to make new words
Ready To Read
  • Sight words: day, down, four, now, our, three, well, where
  • Main topic and key details
  • Connections within a text
  • Similarities and differences of two texts on the same topic
Writing Workshop
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Spelling strategies
  • Review punctuation
  • Expanding sentences
  • Super-duper sentences
  • Opinion writing

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