The Kindergarten Language Arts/Reading course focuses on laying a solid foundation for beginning English language literacy. The course offers students the opportunity to master a range of basic language skills and applications that prepare them for further language skills and development in ensuing grades. It also employs the teaching technique of Children Teaching Children. Concepts include: Language Prep, Language Readiness, Nouns, Verbs, Sentences, Writing Prep, Tools for Writing, Additional Writing Practice, Tools for Reading, and Storytelling Skills. Lessons engage students in activities to develop their language arts skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) at their pace with ongoing assessments and reteaching if needed. Course content emphasizes storytelling, reading aloud and evoking a written, oral, and pictorial response.
Course materials and the LMS have been developed with universal design principles in mind.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course on a daily basis.