- Develop awareness of the segments of sounds in speech and how they link to letters.
- Teach students to decode words, analyze word parts, recognize and write words.
- Ensure that students read every day to support reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.
The ability to read impacts all aspects of life, but above all, reading is essential for learning. That’s why schools and districts all over the country set rigorous reading proficiency goals for even the very youngest students. From preschool through third grade, children are learning to read; by fourth grade, they are reading to learn, and from then on, more than 85% of curriculum is delivered through reading. Here are some research-based recommendations for increasing reading proficiency leading up to grade three:For kindergarten, we recommend Simple Solutions English Grammar & Mechanics, Level K and Simple Solutions Phonics, Level K. During daily practice sessions, kindergarteners expand upon all the reading foundational skills begun in preschool. In addition, they identify real-life connections between words and their use, and they use words and drawings to tell stories. And, they begin to read at the “emergent-reader” level. Click on the icons below to download reading and writing sample lessons and guides for Simple Solutions Pre-K Language Arts.
 Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade