Early Kindergarten

Objectives Overviews Early Kindergarten: Reading


Your early kindergarten student will gain knowledge of print, sounds, letters, and words by learning to:

  • Hold a book correctly
  • Listen and respond to different types of literature
  • Identify letters in his own name
  • Read his own name
  • Recognize rhyming words
  • Recite the alphabet
  • Recognize both the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize the sounds associated with each letter of the alphabet
  • Identify beginning sounds
  • Identify sight words

Your early kindergarten student will learn to identify facts and ideas from literature in order to:

  • Locate where the title, author, and illustrator are found on a book
  • Retell stories and rhymes
  • Understand the meanings of words in different types of literature
  • Give information about pictures, photos, charts, and labels
  • Learn and use new vocabulary
  • Listen to biographies and tell what he learned

Your early kindergarten student will respond to a variety of children’s literature by:

  • Participating in action poems
  • Identifying things he likes about different types of literature
  • Retelling his favorite parts of a story
  • Drawing pictures of events from a story
  • Identifying characters in stories
  • Telling about the beginning, middle, and end of a story
  • Making predictions about literature
  • Identifying facts about stories
  • Identifying the setting of a story
  • Matching pictures to word names

Your early kindergarten student will respond to oral communication by learning to:

  • Follow simple two- and three-step directions
  • Use words to express thoughts, wants, and experiences
  • Participate in discussions and conversations
  • Answer questions about different types of literature to demonstrate comprehension
  • Listen to speakers, stories, poems, and songs

Your early kindergarten student will learn to interact with others and give performances by:

  • Reciting short rhymes, stories, and songs
  • Speaking clearly to others
  • Gathering information with assistance
  • Asking and answering relevant questions
  • Acting out roles of characters and other people