In Kindergarten, we focus mostly on the alphabetic principle – learning the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. The BC curriculum goal is for students to know most letters and sounds at the end of Kindergarten.
As students move through the primary grades, they will learn more about other letter and word patterns (phonics) to support their development as readers and writers. The phonics document below contains an example of a scope and sequence for phonics skills that can help teachers plan instruction to support students’ literacy goals and next steps. However, it also important for teachers to be responsive by considering the phonics patterns that are coming up as students are reading and writing.
Click on the images below to find documents with ideas and assessment for both the alphabetic principle and phonics.