LANGUAGE ARTS (Reading) 

Purpose 
The purpose of the reading program in kindergarten is to help students grow into  critical readers, writers, and thinkers. 

Outcomes 
The students will: 
• understand that a story has a beginning, middle, and end. 
• retell the main idea of a story. 
• identify the characters, setting, and main topic of a story. 
• make predictions about a story. 
• identify number and color words. 
• track print from left to right, top to bottom. 
• recognize a series of high frequency words. 
• be successful in a formal reading program providing there are  no other issues preventing this. 
• identify the title page, author, and illustrator of a book. 
• recognize that words are separated by spaces. 
• recognize that each sentence begins with a capital letter. 
• recognize that each sentence ends with a punctuation mark. TEACHING STRATEGIES 
• teacher-directed lessons 
• flash cards 
• interactive charts 
• small group guided reading centers 
• interactive read-alouds 
• individual one-to-one instruction 

Teaching Strategies 
• teacher-directed lessons 
• flash cards 
• interactive charts 
• small group guided reading centers 
• interactive read-alouds 
• individual one-to-one instruction 

Assessment 
• teacher observation 
• skills assessments from workbooks 
• individual testing 
• unit assessments 
• benchmark assessments

Resources 
• McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders, 2014 
• www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com 
• Your Turn practice book, McGraw-Hill, 2014. 
• Literature Big Books 
• Reading/Writing Workshop Big Book 
• leveled readers 
• retelling cards 
• vocabulary cards