Reading, Writing, and Phonics for Kindergarten
Building Blocks Literacy Model
- Desire to Learn to Read & Write
Create an environment where all students see themselves becoming independent readers and writers through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities.
- Language Concepts
Foster the ability to read and write words through the use of morning messages, journal entries, sentence building activities, and environmental print.
- Print ConceptsTeach print concepts by modeling how to write and participating in shared reading and shared writing experiences.
- Phonemic Awareness
Develop phonemic awareness, including the concept of rhyme, through activities with poetry, rhyming books, tongue twisters, and playing with language.
- Interesting Words
Extend the list of real-life words that students find personally relevant, such as favorite restaurant names, favorite cartoon characters, and family members.
- Letters & Sounds
Encourage letter and sound recognition through activities with alphabet books, beginning and ending sounds, and shared writing of predictable charts.