About the Curriculum

 

Curriculum Version Descriptions

Phonemic Awareness - English Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

The pre-kindergarten version of these lessons (purple book) uses nursery rhymes to introduce three and four year old students to language play. The lessons include the same ten daily phonemic awareness skills as the kindergarten and primary versions. Each pre-kindergarten lesson also includes some fun ideas for incorporating phonemic awareness into daily activity center time. By the end of preschool your students will begin to build a repertoire of classic nursery rhymes as they learn to enjoy language play!

Phonemic Awareness - English Kindergarten Curriculum

The kindergarten version of these lessons (blue book) spends more time on each skill. The kindergarten curriculum covers all consonants, short vowels, digraphs, blends, and rime patterns, with long vowel words being introduced in the later weeks of this curriculum.  By comparison, the yellow book also goes further into long vowels and introduces R-controlled vowels, special vowel sounds, and multisyllabic words.

Phonemic Awareness - English Primary Curriculum

The primary curriculum in English (yellow book) is typically used in grades 1-3. It can also be used with individual students or small groups in higher grades for remedial work on specific skills. The revised English Primary Curriculum adds additional teacher instructions, including optional hand motions for some skills, and also includes correct responses to enable the teacher to present the lesson at a consistent, quick pace. We have also added a table in the preface section to show how the curriculum aligns with the Common Core State Standards for Phonological Awareness (Grade 1). 

Conciencia fonémica – Beginning Readers

The Beginning Reader curriculum (red book) is intended for students who are learning to read in the Spanish language, but who will eventually be moved into an English reading curriculum at some point in their near future. The curriculum is scaffolded along the same skills that will ultimately be encountered when the students read in the English language, but it focuses entirely on syllables, with the exception of a daily exercise to introduce initial
phonemes.

Conciencia fonémica – Developing Readers

The Developing Reader curriculum (green book) is intended for students who are continuing to learn to read in the Spanish language, but who will eventually be moved into an English reading curriculum at some point in their near future. This Developing Reader curriculum furthers the students’ phonemic awareness skill level as it teaches them to hear the Spanish language at the phoneme level; a transferable skill that will be essential to their success when learning to read in English.

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