Kindergarten English Language Arts
CKLA March Office Hours
Core Knowledge will be holding Office Hours for K-2 Monday, March 3rd from 3:30-4:30. The primary purpose of this Office Hours session is to discuss connections between CKLA and Science and Social studies content and answer questions about some of these cross-curricular connections. We will not have a representative of the State or City to answer questions about policy regarding overlaps between CKLA and Science and Social Studies standards/mandates, but will focus on better understanding what content is covered and what isn't covered in CKLA. We will have time to answer questions on this topic as well as questions on other topics/areas of need. We will be recording these sessions and will email out the recording and ppt to anyone who registers. We encourage registration even if you are not sure you can attend (although we encourage attendance as this allows for a broad array of questions/discussion).
To attend Office Hours please follow this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HHK6W5X
Once you register, you will receive a follow-up log in email within 24 hours of the Office Hours event.
|Listening and Learning Strand||Skills Strand||Guided Reading and Accountable Independent Reading (GRAIR)|
|The Listening and Learning Strand consists of a series of read‐alouds organized by topics (called domains), many of which are informational in nature. The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read‐alouds.||The Skills Strand teaches the mechanics of reading–students are taught systematic and explicit phonics instruction as their primary tool for decoding written English. By the end of grade 2, students have learned all of the sound‐spelling correspondences in the English language and are able to decode written material they encounter. In addition to phonics, students also are taught spelling, grammar, and writing during the Skills Strand.||GRAIR is additional literacy time within the school day where teachers can work with students in developmentally appropriate groupings to meet their individual needs. This is an opportunity for the favorite traditional read aloud, literacy based centers, and immersion in text, where teachers can facilitate student choice from existing leveled libraries based on interest, availability, and readability. The purpose of this time is to build independent, interested, and capable readers.|