Reading Units of Study
"The first unit in the kindergarten units begins by helping students build foundational reading skills, including print and phonemic awareness. In the second unit, the youngsters learn “super power” strategies that help them search for meaning and use picture clues. Unit 3 invites children to attempt more difficult books and work on fluency, and by Unit 4, kindergartners begin to establish their identities as readers in Becoming Avid Readers."
Writing Units of Study
"The kindergarten units begin with helping children approximate writing by drawing and labeling first in all-about books and then in stories. The second unit, Writing for Readers, helps children write true stories. In How-To Books: Writing to Teach Others, Unit 3, students write informational how-to texts on a procedure familiar to them. In Persuasive Writing of All Kinds: Using Works to Make a Change, the fourth and final unit in the kindergarten series, students craft petitions, persuasive letters, and signs that rally people to address problems in the classroom, the school, and the world."