Curriculum Connection

K-5 ELA- October 2021

Kindergarten ELA

Kindergarten Print Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics



Phonemic Awareness: During Heggerty lessons, students are working on hearing rhymes, onset fluency with consonants and vowels, blending, segmenting, adding, deleting, and substituting compound words, and isolating final sounds.

Phonics: During sound wall lessons, in addition to the phonemic awareness work of hearing sounds, students learn the graphemes (letters) that represent those sounds. During October, students are introduced to these sounds: Consonants- j,z,w,v,u,x,qu Review all Short Vowels

Print Awareness: Students are practicing handwriting using the Park Hill Handwriting Curriculum.

High-Frequency Words: Students are working to correctly and quickly recognize the first 25 high-frequency words.

1st Grade ELA

1st Grade Print Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics


Phonemic Awareness: During Heggerty lessons, students are working on recognizing rhymes, onset fluency with consonants and vowels, blending, segmenting, adding, deleting, and substituting first with compound words then syllables, and isolating final sounds.

Phonics: During sound wall lessons, in addition to the phonemic awareness work of hearing sounds, students learn the graphemes (letters) that represent those sounds. During October, students are introduced to these sounds: Consonants- /zh/, /h/, /y/, /r/, /w/, /j/, /wh/, Long Vowels: /yu/, /u/ Diphthongs: /oi/, /ou/ Students will also being Words Their Way to study spelling patterns more in depth.

Print Awareness: Students are practicing handwriting using the Park Hill Handwriting Curriculum.

High-Frequency Words: Students are reviewing the first 25 and 50 high-frequency words list from F&P.

2nd Grade ELA

3rd Grade ELA

4th Grade ELA

5th Grade ELA

Reading Unit 3: Tackling Complexity: Nonfiction (Starts mid-October)

In this unit, students will be immersed in non-fiction. This unit contains two parts: reading high interest nonfiction, followed by reading to learn in a personal inquiry project. It is important to continue to carve out time for students to continue making progress in their fiction books within this unit.

Writing Unit 3: The Lens of History (starts mid-October)

This unit is designed to support students’ writing of informational texts within a content area study. This unit addresses both reading and writing standards as they work to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. They will engage in research, organizing sources, gleaning relevant information, and finally considering structure and craft.