Grade Level -K Unit Topic - letters, sounds, sentences, sight words

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Grade Level -K
Month – September
Unit Topic - letters, sounds,
sentences, sight words
Essential Understanding
The ability to demonstrate print awareness at the word and book level will enable the learner to become a better
Grade Level Standards
L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
 Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
 Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities
L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when
 Write letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes)
 Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships
RF. K. 1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
 Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
 Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters
 Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet
RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
 Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words
RF.K.3 Know grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
 Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does)
Concepts: Key Ideas to Know
Key Skills: Be able to do - verbs
1. Letters represent sounds
1. Discriminate letters from words
2. Letters make up words
2. Write letters of the alphabet
3. Know the names of the letters in the alphabet and
3. Identify and name letters of the alphabet
their sounds
4. Follow conventions of print
4. know the letters needed to create their name
5. Read sight words
5. know how letters are formed
6. Start their name with a capital
6. proper pencil grip
7. Orally expand sentences through shared writing
7. words communicate messages 
8. Hold pencil correctly
Essential Questions
1. What would happen if there was no alphabet?
1. Alphabet
2. Why is your name important?
2. Capital
3. How would you relay your message without words or 3. Lowercase
4. Letter
4. How can letters and sounds help me learn to read?
5. Word
6. Write
7. Print
8. Left/ right
9. Sight word
10. Top-middle-bottom lines
11. Pencil / crayon/ marker
Lesson Ideas
Match capital and
lowercase letters
Quadrant Lesson Ideas
Demonstrate correct pencil
Quadrant Lesson Ideas
Categorize student names
by initial letters on word
Lesson Ideas
Letter experts teach letter
and sound
Recite letters and sounds
with a sound linking chart
or song
Model proper letter
Memorize sight word songs
Memorize alphabet song
Analyze their own
handwriting for proper
letter formation
Explore formation of letters
by grouping them by their
common traits
Cats, dog, and ponies Oh
my! Discriminate letter
sounds using pictures and
shared writing
Discover that letters can be
blended into words by
using auditory blending
Matching/ sorting letters
Formative Assessments
KRAL test
Beginning of the year benchmark
Hearing Sounds and Words
Summative Assessments
LBD theme Progress Test
Performance Assessments
Individual- cats and dogs and ponies,
oh my – see Kdg shared folder
If your name is on ______ pick it up!