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Pre-K (and Kindergarten) Literacy Curriculum FREE PREVIEW

Tara West
Grade Levels
PreK - K, Homeschool
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Pre-K (and Kindergarten) Literacy Curriculum FREE PREVIEW (A free week to view my Pre-K (and Kindergarten) literacy program! The students will have a week of studies paired with the amazing, Harry the Dirty Dog, text!)

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What is Pre-K Literacy ?

Pre-K Literacy Curriculum units are based upon the close read model. Each week you will focus on one text and each day look closely at that text. Pre-K Literacy is a 42 week literacy curriculum that includes lesson plans for oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, whole-group reading, whole-body and the art. Pre-K Literacy includes a weekly craft, skill check, follow-up practice sheets each day and SO much more! The units have been completely planned out for you, but with the ability for you to have them meet your individual needs.

Pre-K Literacy Curriculum is a simple print and teach literacy curriculum. No more tracking down ideas, books, printables, and writing! I have it covered!

What is included in Pre-K Literacy Curriculum?

-Teacher "simple read" lesson plans. You will not need to rewrite these lesson plans, unless you choose do. If so I have included editable lesson plans.

-Each week I have planned out the; big idea, focus standard, essential questions, story element focus, vocabulary words, life applied vocabulary focus, phonemic awareness piece, oral language, print awareness, whole-body and so much more!

Please note that Pre-K Literacy is based on one tradebook per week. You will need this book to teach the lesson. The full book listing is in the preview and below!

What Units are Coverd?

Unit One: Explore My Life

Week 1: Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera (Colors)

Week 2: I like Myself by Karen Beaumont (Yourself)

Week 3: When Sophie Gets Angry by Molly Bang (Feelings)

Week 4: Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry (Friendship)

Week 5: Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle (Perseverance)

Week 6: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey (Transportation)

Unit Two: Explore Fall

Week 1: Apples by Erika Shores (Apples)

Week 2: Watching the Seasons by Edana Eckart (Seasons)

Week 3: Fire Bears by Rhonda Greene (Fire Safety)

Week 4: Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley (Farm)

Week 5: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle (Spiders)

Week 6: Bear Gives Thanks by Karma Wilson (Giving Thanks)

Unit Three: Explore Winter

Week 1: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff (Sequencing)

Week 2: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett (Gingerbread)

Week 3: Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson (Germs)

Week 4: Penguin Problems by Jory John (Penguins)

Week 5: The Hat by Jan Brett (Winter)

Week 6: Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright (Groundhogs)

Unit Four: Explore Fiction

Week 1: Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Week 2: Olivia by Ian Falconer

Week 3: Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Week 4: Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Week 5: We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner

Week 6: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Unit Five: Explore Animals

Week 1: Cornelius by Leo Lionni (Alligators and Crocodiles)

Week 2: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrede (Giraffes)

Week 3: The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright (Lions)

Week 4: The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Caterpillars and Butterflies)

Week 5: The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Will Grace (Fish and Sharks)

Week 6: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog (Frogs)

Unit Six: Explore Spring

Week 1: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover (St. Patrick's)

Week 2: Solar System by Jill McDonald (Space)

Week 3: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick (Easter)

Week 4: Bug Zoo by Disney Book Group (Bugs)

Week 5: Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson (Seeds)

Week 6: Storm is Coming by Heather Tekavec (Storms)

Unit 7: TBD

Do you have a theme/book you'd like to see added to unit 7? Shoot me an email!

Do I have to teach the units in order?

These are units that I have assembled but it is not necessary that you teach them in this order! Furthermore, you can swap around books from within units and out of units! Pick, choose and teach to your liking!

What skills are covered in Pre-K Literacy?

Pre-K literacy is WAY more than just a read-aloud program! Pre-K literacy covers SEVEN major areas of study each day!

Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Print Awareness, Read Aloud, Independent Practice, Whole-Body and The Arts

Below I will break down each of the above further!

Oral Language:

Each week will be choosing a category of vocabulary words to the study. These "life-based" words will be on top of the vocabulary words found in the context of the book. These words are perfect for our youngest learners and ELL kiddos! Included are vocabulary picture cards, discrimination cards (realistic and fiction clip art), expansion of verbal vocabulary and following one and two-step directions using the words.

Phonological Awareness: The students will work on one area of phonological awareness each unit! This skill will be applied through the weekly poems! See below for the skills covered:

Unit 1: Repeating and Clapping Sentenceds

Unit 2: Syllables

Unit 3: Rhyming

Unit 4: Alliteration

Unit 5: Phoneme Identification

Unit 6: Blending

Unit 7: (a mixture of the above skills)

Print Awareness: Each week the students will work on the following print awareness skills:

Book Handling

Title, Author, Illustrator


Concepts of Print (illustration, sentence, word, letter)

Environmental Print

Reader's Workshop: This is your "meaty" part of the lesson where you and the students interact with the text. See the systematic close read you will follow each week.

Monday- Build interest on the topic, predict, essential questions, read cold.

Tuesday- Build knowledge of unknown vocabulary

Wednesday- Text dependent questions (simple recall and story elements)

Thursday- Retell or Story Elements for the week

Friday- Week wrap up- assessment (optional), Craft, Recap

Independent and Hands-On Application: Each day there is an included practice sheet or assessment. These are completely OPTIONAL and are not necessary for the success of the lessons. Each week also includes a literacy center.

Whole-Body: Literacy learning can easily be paired with the whole-body. See below the skills covered each week.

Gross Motor

Fine Motor



Peer to Peer Interaction

The Arts: Pre-K Literacy also covers the arts. See below for the list of weekly skills.

Dance and Movement


Visual Art


A Note About Standards!

I am utilizing a variety of state and national standards to base the units. If you have a question about a particular standard, please send me an email!

Please view the preview to see the unit pictures and necessary books!

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