Kindergarten: Skills Unit 2 Teacher Guide

This Unit 2 Teacher Guide contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Unit 2, including an alignment chart between this unit and the Common Core State Standards; an introduction including planning tools, a list of strand components, goals and objectives, and an explanation of lesson format, components, and assessment; 10 lesson plans, including objectives, planning charts, procedures and activities, take-home material, and/or assessments; a Pausing Point; teacher resources; and the workbook answer key. By the end of this unit, students will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate understanding of directionality (left to right, return sweep, top to bottom, front to back);
2. Blend syllable to form words; 
3. Listen to one-syllable words and tell the beginning or ending sounds, e.g., given dog, identify initial /d/ or final /g/;
4. Orally blend sounds to form words, e.g., given the sounds /k/.../a/.../t/, blend to make cat; 
5. Add or substitute phonemes to spoken one-syllable words; 
6. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly; 
7. Hold a writing utensil with a tripod (or pincer) grip and make marks on paper; 
8. Write own name; and 
9. Use spatial words: there, here; in, on; in front of, behind; at the top of; at the bottom of; under, over; above, below; next to, in the middle of; near, far; inside, outside; around, between; up, down; high, low; left, right; front, back.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
RF.K.1.a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
RF.K.2.b Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

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