The following is a summary of the daily reading components:Guided Reading: small group instruction based on student needs.
- Guided Reading: small group reading instruction based on student needs.
- Reader’s Workshop: whole group reading instruction with an in-depth focus on how reading works. This includes a mini lesson, time to read independently, and a time for students to share their noticings about what they’ve read.
- Read Aloud: the teacher reads literature to the students modeling strategies with a focus on comprehension.
- Shared Reading: the teacher and students participate in reading an enlarged text.
- Independent Reading: students read literature of their choice at their independent levels to practice fluent and phrased reading.
|Unit of Study||Time Frame of Study|
|Getting Started||1 week|
|How to Use Reading Materials||1 week|
|Kinds of Things Readers Do||3 weeks|
|Identifying Characters, Setting and Major Events||1 week|
|Reading Using Punctuation||1 week|
|Genre Study: Fairy Tales||2 weeks|
|Retelling Characters, Setting, Major Events||2 weeks|
|Compare/Contrast Characters||1 week|
|Getting Meaning From the Illustrations (F)||2 weeks|
|Getting Meaning From the Illustrations (NF)||2 weeks|
|Reading Strategies||1 week|
|Retelling Nonfiction||2 weeks|
|Compare/Contrast Same Topic (NF)||1 week|
|Genre Study: Poetry||2 weeks|
|Visualizing: Creating Mental Images||1 week|
|How to Ask and Answer Questions Fiction||1 week|
|How to Ask and Answer Questions(Non-Fiction)||1 week|
|Making Inferences||1 week|
|Celebrating Readers||1 week|
Order of Letters Taught
In Prekindergarten we believe that letters are best learned within context instead of in isolation, and we talk about all the letters and their sounds throughout the day. However, to make sure we have formally introduced all the letters, we teach them in the following order:
Prekindergarten Sight Words
Prekindergarten students will also work throughout the school year to learn how to read and write 15 Prekindergarten Core Words.