Our complete Kindergarten English Language Arts curriculum is made up of a combination of Literature and Science and Social Studies units. Literature units are built around core texts that allow students to grapple with and explore themes and topics that are relevant to their day to day lives. Science and Social Studies units use content-rich nonfiction texts to help students build specific knowledge about historical, cultural, or scientific topics.
Our Kindergarten Literature units span 54 days and our Kindergarten Science and Social Studies units span 128 days. We intentionally did not account for all 180 school days to allow teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events. Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, including writing and discussion lessons, and a day for assessment.
A suggested breakdown of a typical lesson is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.