Kindergarten: Skills Unit 1 Teacher Guide

This Unit 1 Teacher Guide contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Unit 1, including an alignment chart between this unit and the Common Core State Standards; an introduction including planning tools, a list of strand components, goals and objectives, and an explanation of lesson format, components, and assessment; 10 lesson plans, including objectives, planning charts, procedures and activities, take-home material, and/or assessments; a Pausing Point; teacher resources; and the workbook answer key. By the end of this unit, students will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate understanding of directionality (left to right, return sweep, top to bottom, front to back); 
2. Establish bodily and spatial awareness; 
3. Identify environmental sounds; 
4. Count the number of environmental sounds heard (e.g., clapping, rhythm band instruments); 
5. Identify whether environmental sounds are the same or different; 
6. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly;
7. Hold a writing utensil with a tripod (or pincer) grip and make marks on paper; and
8. Use spatial words: there, here; in, on; in front of, behind; at the top of, at the bottom of; under, over; above, below; next to, in the middle of; near, far; inside, outside; around, between; up, down; high, low; left, right; front, back.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RF.K.1.a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
SL.K.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

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