Early Kindergarten

Objectives Overviews Early Kindergarten: Writing


Your early kindergarten student will use pictures, letters, and words to express thoughts and ideas by:

  • Dictating stories to his Guide
  • Tracing and writing his name
  • Retelling stories
  • Telling about personal experiences

Your early kindergarten student will be able to show visual representations of ideas by:

  • Drawing pictures to share ideas and tell stories
  • Performing actions and stories in front of others

Your early kindergarten student will learn the written conventions of English by being able to:

  • Hold a pencil correctly
  • Correctly position elementary lined paper in front of himself
  • Trace the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Write the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize the three purposes of writing: entertain, inform, and persuade

Your early kindergarten student will understand letter knowledge by:

  • Identifying the letters in his name
  • Identifying basic forms of punctuation
  • Associating the letter names with their sounds
  • Dictating a complete sentence to his Guide
  • Recognizing the shapes of the letters A – Z

Your early kindergarten student will be able to use his voice to communicate stories and ideas by learning to:

  • Recite short stories to an audience
  • Speak clearly to others
  • Change the tone of his voice as he recites stories