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Scope & Sequence - Insights: Phonics in Context for Kindergarten

Unit 1: Shape Orientation

Develop discrimination skills by

  • identifying geometric and letter shapes according to shape and position
  • recognizing names of shapes and positions
  • comparing shapes and pictures for orientation relations
  • recognizing letters and their orientation
  • listening to books read aloud

Alphabet Activities Aa through Ff

Learn letters Aa through Ff by

  • identifying each letter in the alphabetic sequence chart
  • recognizing each letter in capital and lower-case forms
  • recognizing each letter as the initial letter in common nouns and students’ names
  • naming pictured objects that begin with the sound of each letter
  • tracing and making models of letters
  • listening to books read aloud

Unit 2: Left to Right

Learn to work from left to right by

  • completing left-to-right patterns
  • practicing fine motor skills
  • reading words left to right
  • listening to books read aloud

Alphabet Activities Gg through Ll

Learn letters Gg through Ll by

  • identifying each letter in the alphabetic sequence chart
  • recognizing each letter in capital and lower-case forms
  • recognizing each letter as the initial letter in common nouns and students’ names
  • naming pictured objects that begin with the sound of each letter
  • tracing and making models of letters
  • listening to books read aloud

Unit 3: Patterns

Distinguish auditory and visual patterns by

  • using visual clues to create auditory patterns
  • recognizing and creating visual patterns of shapes and color
  • repeating letters and sounds to create visual and auditory patterns
  • listening to books read aloud

Alphabet Activities Mm through Ss

Learn letters Mm through Ss by

  • identifying each letter in the alphabetic sequence chart
  • recognizing each letter in capital and lower-case forms
  • recognizing each letter as the initial letter in common nouns and students’ names
  • naming pictured objects that begin with the sound of each letter
  • tracing and making models of letters
  • listening to books read aloud

Unit 4: Beginning, Middle, and End

Identify beginning, middle, and end positions by

  • discriminating among first, middle, and last positions
  • listening to books read aloud

Alphabet Activities Tt through Zz

Learn letters Tt through Zz by

  • identifying each letter in the alphabetic sequence chart
  • recognizing each letter in capital and lower-case forms
  • recognizing each letter as the initial letter in common nouns and students’ names
  • naming pictured objects that begin with the sound of each letter
  • tracing and making models of letters
  • listening to books read aloud

Unit 5: Consonants I

Establish letter/sound relationships for consonants b, l, t, m, h, and s by

  • identifying the initial letter in names of pictures
  • identifying the initial letter in spoken and written words
  • listening to books read aloud

Unit 6: Consonants II

Establish letter/sound relationships for consonants p, k, v g, f, d, and q by

  • identifying the initial letter in names of pictures
  • identifying the initial letter in spoken and written words
  • listening to books read aloud

Unit 7: Consonants III

Establish letter/sound relationships for consonants w, n, c, j, r, y, and z by

  • identifying the initial letter in names of pictures
  • identifying the initial letter in spoken and written words
  • listening to books read aloud