Pre-K Curriculum

Reading Readiness for Pre-K

The Kinderplans program includes activities that focus on developing these skills

Research has shown that students who become readers are able to complete assessments successfully that include the skills outlined below.  It is important that students be systematically taught these skills within daily instructional time.

Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Phonological awareness is a broad term used where students exhibit the ability to hear and manipulate sounds. There is no connection in identifying specific letters but is exclusively based on the auditory component.  These skills are outlined below:

a)  Word detection is the ability to hear words within a sentence.  Dictate a simple sentence and have students identify each word.

b)  Syllable detection is the ability to clap or tap syllables within words.  This can also include compound words.

c)  Phoneme detection is the ability to hear sounds within words, for example, the word mat /m/a/t /has three phonemes.  In Kindergarten or Preschool the focus would be on hearing the initial sound first.  This would be followed by hearing ending and middle sounds.

d)  Rhyme detection is the ability to identify rhyming pairs and also able to generate rhyming pairs.

e)  Syllable and phoneme blending is the ability to hear individual sounds and syllables and blend these back together to identify the related word.


Is the ability to name letters and identify their related sounds.  If a child has developed good phonological awareness skills and is able to identify the letters of the alphabet and their related sound, they should be able to begin printing and reading simple CVC words by the end of Kindergarten.  There are 44 English phonemes but the Kinderplans program only focuses on 26 of them.  I teach the other phonemes in grade one.

Print Awareness

The student is able to track words, move from left to right and top to bottom when reading.

Vocabulary Development

a)  The student has the ability to name objects, express feelings and actions.

b)  The student is able to complete an oral cloze activity (word deleted and able to generate one that makes sense).

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20 thoughts on “Pre-K Curriculum”

  1. Sara Warren

    I think this curriculum is going to be great! I loved how each lesson was well layed out, necessary resources included and an explanation of what skills are being taught. I would be interested in using this!

  2. Laura R

    This looks great. I would use it.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to provide comments. I am so thrilled about the positive feedback. I will continue to develop the resources based on this feedback.

  3. Even though I teach Kindergarten in Australia, it is pre-Kindergarten to you in America. The resources are great, i already do quite a bit of this but great having different ideas to look. I have been a member of your site for a while now and did always think your curriculum was a little high for our children so very happy you are doing a pre-kindy curriculum. I would definately use this. Karen Middleton

  4. I really like how you created the student workbook and resource booklet as separate files. It will make creating student materials easy to access and put together. I love the lesson layout too.

    1. Again, the positive feedback gives me an incentive to continue creating the curriclum based on your reviews.

  5. PJ

    This looks awesome! I will start up a new special needs class next school year and this would be a wonderful resource.

  6. Terri

    I am very impressed with the First unit! I can tell you have put a lot into it! I do believe the other units will be just as great!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  7. Carolyn

    Thank you for taking the time to help us all be successful teachers and help our little ones reach their potential. The unit looks great and very helpful!

  8. Debbie Theaman

    It looks great! Is there going to be a special price or an incentive to be one of the first teachers to try it?

  9. Crystal Cummings

    I can’t wait for this to be ready for sale. Although I teach elementary students with special needs, most of them function on the preschool level. this is going to be great.

  10. Thank you for all the positive feedback. I am really excited to continue developing the program based on your feedback.


  11. Aulyn

    Ours is a school for children with special needs and your curriculum will be of great help since it is very well layed-out and the resources are quite simple for our students to understand.

  12. Naomi

    I’m excited about this pre-K curriculum. I look forward to using “Fun with Names” in the classroom and hope you have some more of the beginning year units like About Me ready for the 2016 fall start of school!

  13. marie

    very informative and helpful for teachers..excellent guide on how to teach..i will use this..thanks for sharing

  14. Cecelia

    You have done a great job so far. I can’t wait to use many of your ideas.

  15. Cecelia

    These are great resources. I’m excited to use them.

  16. Jehane Tajouri

    Always great as usual! I am very impressed with all the work you share! Very informative and helpful for teachers! I look forward on implementing your guides in my classroom.
    Thank you for sharing!!!

  17. Paulette Penney

    Will this program meet the reading needs of a kindergartener. My grandson would have entered kinder this year but schools are closed and I dont feel that virtual school is an appropriate way to instruct 5 yr olds in literacy skills. I am a retired Speech Language Pathologist with a strong background in phonetics and phonology. Looks like grandma will be the teacher for the beginning of the school year.

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