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Kindergarten Reading

What is Reading Street?

Reading Street is a comprehensive literacy/language arts curriculum published by Scott Foresman.  Reading Street is comprehensive because it hits on all areas of early literacy skills.  Students are engaged in phonemic awareness (hearing and identify sounds), phonics (looking at letters and identifying their sound), vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

How does Reading Street meet my child's needs?

Reading Street has three main components for each child.  The children will have a whole group piece where we will meet together and have a read aloud.  During the read aloud we will work on vocabulary words, identifying sight words, and answer comprehension questions.  In addition, the children will have small group time.  In this small group, children will work on specific skills needed to master the early literacy skills.  This will include alphabet knowledge, sounds, sight words, etc.  Finally, children will work in independent/small group centers.  These centers are provided for the children to work on developmental skills with a small group of children.  The centers include word work, listen to reading, writing, read to self, and technology.