Kindergarten English Language Arts: Skills Strand

Kindergarten Children Sitting At Desk

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.

Ancillary components for the Skills Strand are available here.

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