LANGUAGE ARTS

Length of Period: 30 Minutes
Periods per week: 5

Learning Objectives

Content / Method  / Materials

Strategy for Evaluation

Expected Levels of Achievement


The students will be able to practice appropriate book handling skills.

Use big books and age appropriate books

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

100% achievement of holding book appropriately


The students will be able to identify basic features of print by differentiating between numbers and letters and letters and words, front/back cover, and title page.

Use big books and age appropriate books; Develop charts with learners labeling the parts of a book and record directions for book use

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

100% achievement of identifying parts of a book


The students will be able to recognize some uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet through print.

Use big books and age appropriate books; sentence building cards; moveable alphabet; picture/word cards

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of identifying uppercase and lowercase letters


The students will be able to read and respond to informational text – with an emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and making connections among ideas and between texts with a focus on textual evidence with teacher prompting and support.

Use big books and age appropriate books; reading series

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

85% achievement of reading, understanding, and responding to works of literature


The students will be able to draw/dictate to compose information and explanatory texts about a topic.

Use   paper/pencil to illustrate or dictate

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

90% achievement of drawing/dictating information and explanatory texts about a topic


The students will be able to generate ideas to convey information about a specific topic.

Use conversational pictures; paper/pencil to illustrate or dictate

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of holding book appropriately


The students will be able to read and respond to informational text – with an emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and making connections among ideas and between texts with a focus on textual evidence with teacher prompting and support.

Use big books and age appropriate books; reading series

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

85% achievement of reading, understanding, and responding to works of literature


The students will be able to draw/dictate to compose information and explanatory texts about a topic.

Use   paper/pencil to illustrate or dictate

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

90% achievement of drawing/dictating information and explanatory texts about a topic


The students will be able to generate ideas to convey information about a specific topic.

Use conversational pictures; paper/pencil to illustrate or dictate

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of holding book appropriately


The students will be able to tell about an event in sequential order.

Use conversational pictures; peer/adult discussion; Provide opportunities and support to learners as they talk to various partners.

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of holding book appropriately


The students will be able to participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults and answer questions about key details through simple sentences.

Use peer/adult discussion; picture cards, books, student created works

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

90% achievement of collaborative conversations using simple sentences


The students will be able to use simple sentences to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

Use peer/adult discussion; Provide opportunities and support to learners as they talk to various partners

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of collaborative conversations using simple sentences


The students will be able to use rudimentary mastery skills to develop printing skills.

Use metal insets; sandpaper letter; moveable alphabet; paper/pencil

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, participation, and self-correcting materials

90% achievement of printing