Preschool Reading, Writing & Communicating
Language skills are necessary for academic success in all disciplines. The ability to integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening effectively builds understanding across all academic subjects as well as allowing for the development of 21st century skills within the context of these subjects. Critical thinking and reasoning, information literacy, collaboration, self-direction, and innovation are vital 21st century skills.
|Standards and Grade Level Expectations|
|Oral Expression and Listening||1||Conceptual understanding conveyed through vocabulary words can occur using a variety of modalities||2||Listening and comprehension skills are required to be clearly understood||3||Early knowledge of phonemic awareness is the building block of understanding language|
|Reading for All Purposes||1||Print conveys meaning||2||Symbol, object, and letter recognition is a fundamental of reading and requires accuracy and speed|
|Writing and Composition||1||Pictures express ideas||2||Letters are formed with accuracy|
|Research and Reasoning||1||Relevant information is different from non-relevant information||2||Problems can be identified and possible solutions can be created|
Thompson School District Curriculum Placemats
Thompson placemats provide specific information regarding the skills Preschoolers will be able to master by the end of the school year.