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					KINDERGARTEN
                                                                       Stanford
          Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts                  10       Alabama High School Graduation                              Textbook:
                                                                                               Exam                                           Scott Foresman
Students will:                                                                    S=Standard; O=Objective                                  Unit # : Story #
                           READING
   1. Exhibit phonemic awareness, including identifying and               x                                                   Units 1-6
categorizing phonemes, orally blending phonemes into one-
syllable words, segmenting one-syllable words into phonemes,
and rhyming.
   2. Demonstrate letter-sound association, including matching            x                                                   Units 1-6
letters to corresponding spoken sounds and blending letter sounds
into one-syllable words, using printed materials.
            Examples: initial consonant sounds, final consonant
                        sounds, medial short vowel sounds
   3. Identify upper- and lower-case letters.                             x                                                   1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4
   4. Use words that describe and represent real-life objects and         x                                                   1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:5
actions.
            Example: using words that describe location, size,
                        color, and shape
            a. Using a variety of emergent reading materials                                                                  Units 1-6
                    Examples: picture books, predictable texts,
                                decodable text, print in the
                                environment
            b. Learning new words through stories and explicit            x                                                   Units 1-6
                 instruction
            c. Recognizing kindergarten high-frequency words in           x                                                   Units 1-6
               print
                    Examples: Dolch word lists, basal reader word
                                lists
   5. Demonstrate listening comprehension of passages,                    x       READING - S II- O 5- Recognize statements   1:3, 1:4, 1:6, 4:5
                                                                                  that adequately summarize a passage
including retelling stories and answering questions.
            a. Recalling information                                              READING - S II- O 1-Identify main idea      3:3
                                                                                  R- S III- O 2-Analyze literary elements
                    Examples: characters, settings, details, main
                                ideas, beginning and ending of story
            b. Making predictions to determine main idea or               x       READING - S IV- O 2- Demonstrate the        2:3, 3:6, 5:5, 6:3
                                                                                  ability to preview and predict
               anticipate an ending

                                                Cherokee County Schools Course of Study: English Language Arts 2008
KINDERGARTEN
                                                                      Stanford
          Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts                 10       Alabama High School Graduation                               Textbook:
                                                                                              Exam                                            Scott Foresman
          c. Responding to stories, asking questions, discussing         x                                                    2:4, 2:6, 3:5, 5:1, 5:6, 6:6
             ideas, and relating events to daily life
          d. Identifying correct sequence of events after listening      x       READING - S I- O 2- Determine sequence       1:3, 2:5, 3:2, 3:4, 4:1, 4:2, 4:3, 5:2, 5:4,
                                                                                 of events
             to a story                                                                                                       6:4
                         LITERATURE
  6. Identify various forms of narrative texts, including                        READING - S III- O 2- Analyze literary       1:1
                                                                                 elements
nursery rhymes, poetry, and stories.
          a. Naming characters and settings in books and stories                 READING - S III- O 2- Analyze literary       Units 1-6
                                                                                 elements
          b. Identifying the author and title of a text                                                                       Units 1-6
   7. Recognize basic features of informational text.                                                                         Units 2-6
Examples:        pictures, photographs, captions, facts
                  WRITING AND LANGUAGE
   8. Use brainstorming, drawing, and discussion as elements                                                                  1:1, 1:3, 1:5, 1:6, 3:33
of prewriting in the writing process.
          Examples: graphic organizers, storyboards, peer group
                       discussions
          a. Drafting by stringing letters together to express                                                                1:3, 1:5, 1:6, 2:3, 2:6, 3:6, 4:3, 4:6, 5:3,
               thought                                                                                                        5:5, 6:3, 6:6
          b. Revising group or modeled story                                                                                  Units 1-6

          c. Using approximate spelling while editing                                                                         Units 2-6
          d. Publishing through reading or displaying work                                                                    Units 1-6
          e. Using basic punctuation                                                                                          1:1, 1:2, 2:2, 2:5, 3:2, 3:5, 4:2, 4:5, 5:2,
                  Examples: period, question mark, exclamation                                                                5:5, 5:6, 6:2, 6:5
                               point
   9. Print upper- and lower-case letters using proper                                                                        Units 1-6
formation, spacing, and letter-line placement.
          a. Using correct hand position when holding writing                                                                 Units 1-6
               instrument
                  RESEARCH AND INQUIRY
  10. Use print and nonprint classroom, library, and real-world                  READING – S IV- O 4- Demonstrate the         Units 4-6
                                                                                 ability to locate information in reference
resources to acquire information.                                                material

                                                Cherokee County Schools Course of Study: English Language Arts 2008
KINDERGARTEN
                                                                       Stanford
            Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts                10       Alabama High School Graduation                               Textbook:
                                                                                               Exam                                            Scott Foresman
            Examples: nonfiction books, videos, personal
                        interviews, Web-based sources,
                        environmental print
               a. Identifying parts of a book                                                                               Units 1-6
               b. Using simple charts, maps, and graphs to gain                                                             Units 1-6
                   basic information
           ORAL AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION
 11.      Follow one- and two-part oral directions.                                                                         Units 2, 3, 4, 6
               a. Responding to various types of literature read                                                            Units 1-6
                   aloud
                   Examples: drawing a picture, composing a
                                song, participating in a discussion
               b. Looking at the speaker without interrupting                                                               Units 1-5
               c. Listening for meaning in oral communication                                                               Unit 6
 12.      Select appropriate voice level when interacting with                                                              Units 1-6
others.
            Examples: whispering in the library, cheering loudly in
                      the gym
              a. Using appropriate grammar and word choice for a                  LANGUAGE - S I- O 7- Identify effective   Unit 5
                                                                                  use of voice
                 specific audience
              b. Reciting short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories                                                           Units 1-6
                 with repeated patterns
              c. Demonstrating the ability to take turns in a                                                               Unit 1
                 conversation
              d. Making connections to stories read aloud                                                                   Units 1-6
                  Examples: text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-
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                                                  Cherokee County Schools Course of Study: English Language Arts 2008