The Research Foundation for Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)
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Nursery Rhymes and Song Posters display text and images from traditional rhymes and songs. These posters are used during circle time and small-group activities as means of familiarizing students with the structure and sounds of oral language.
A Teacher Guide specifies learning objectives and provides background information, daily lesson plans, read-alouds, assessments, and other resources for teaching the domain.
The Activities Pages reinforce the content and skills taught in each domain. Practice opportunities are provided both in and out of the classroom.
Image Cards are used to reinforce and deepen students’ understanding of the information covered in the domain. They are primarily used during Extension Activities. Common exercises include sorting, retelling, and sequencing.
Each Flip Book contains a sequenced collection of images that accompany the Listening and Learning read-alouds. The engaging visuals reinforce students’ understanding of concepts and promote engagement with the text.
Transition Cards reinforce content and skills as students move between activities. Some of these cards may be used across multiple domains. Learning Center Cards provide teachers with suggested questions and prompts in order to facilitate language and promote student-to-student interaction.
Nursery Rhymes and Song Posters
Preschool General Overview
All About Me - Image Cards
All About Me - Teacher Guide
All About Me - Flip Book
All About Me - Image Cards
All About Me - Activity Pages
All About Me - Transition and Learning Center Cards
Domain 2: Family and Communities - Teacher Guide
Domain 2: Family and Communities - Flip Book
Domain 2: Family and Communities - Image Cards
Domain 2: Family and Communities - Activity Pages
Domain 2: Family and Communities - Transition and Learning Center Cards
Domain 3: Animals - Teacher Guide
Domain 3: Animals - Flip Book
Domain 3: Animals - Image Cards
Domain 3: Aminals - Activity Pages
Domain 3: Animals - Transition and Learning Center Cards
Domain 4: Plants - Teacher Guide
Domain 4: Plants - Flip Book
Domain 4: Plants - Image Cards
Domain 4: Plants - Activity Pages
Domain 4: Plants - Transition and Learning Center Cards
Domain 5: Plants - Teacher Guide
Domain 5: Plants - Flip Book
Domain 5: Plants - Image Cards
Domain 5: Plants - Activity Pages
Domain 5: Plants - Transition and Learning Center Cards
Classic Tales - Teacher Guide
Classic Tales - Flip Book
Classic Tales - Image Cards
Classic Tales - Activity Pages
Classic Tale s- Big Book
Important People - Teacher Guide
Important People - Flip Book
Important People - Image Cards
Important People - Activity Pages
Important People - Big Book
Kindergarten Ancillary Materials - Large Card Sets
Large Cards are used in chaining exercises to help students practice phonemic spelling while also offering them an opportunity for movement.
Kindergarten Ancillary Materials - Sound Poster Sets
he Sound Posters provide a visual reminder of the code knowledge students have been taught, and are a useful reference for spelling and writing. They are used in conjunction with the Sound Cards in Units 3–5, 7–8, and 10 of the Kindergarten Skills strand.
Kindergarten Ancillary Materials - Sound Cards
The Sound Cards include a spelling and a visual representation of a sound. They are used in conjunction with the Sound Posters in Units 3–5, 7–8, and 10 of the Kindergarten Skills strand.
Kindergarten Ancillary Materials - Student Chaining Folder
Student Chaining Folders provide spelling practice. Students arrange Small Letter Cards on these folders in order to spell words comprised of sound spellings that have been taught. Student Chaining Folders are used in Units 5–7 of the Kindergarten Skills strand.
Kindergarten Ancillary Materials - Small Letter Cards
Small Letter Cards provide spelling practice. Students arrange the cards on their Chaining Folders in order to spell words with the sound spellings that have been taught. Small Letter Cards are used in Units 5–7 of the Kindergarten Skills strand.
Kindergarten Ancillary Materials - Blending Picture Cards
The Blending Picture Cards are used as part of early blending practice. They are designed to provide a visual cue, which supports students with blending the names of various objects. Blending Picture Cards are exclusively used in Unit 2 of the Kindergarten Skills strand.
An introduction to nursery rhymes and fables, including Mother Goose poems and Aesop’s fables. By listening to nursery rhymes and repeating or reciting them, students learn vocabulary and build phonemic awareness. Well-known fables introduce students to new vocabulary and prompt discussion of character, virtues, and behavior.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Nursery Rhymes and Fables
Image Cards: Nursery Rhymes and Fables
Flip Book: Nursery Rhymes and Fables
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Nursery Rhymes and Fables
Students explore how they learn about the world using their five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Students also hear inspirational stories about individuals who overcame significant challenges posed by disabilities related to sight and hearing.
Read-Aloud Anthology: The Five Sense
Image Cards: The Five Sense
Flip Book: The Five Sense
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: The Five Sense
Students are introduced to classic stories as well as trickster tales and fiction from other cultures. Students develop an awareness of language and recurring themes in children’s literature.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Stories
Image Cards: Stories
Flip Book: Stories
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Stories
Read-aloud texts introduce students to the parts of plants and how they grow. Students gain basic knowledge of ecology and the interdependence of all living things.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Plants
Image Cards: Plants
Flip Book: Plants
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Plants
Students learn about the importance of farms as a source of food and other products. They identify several farm animals and crops, and contrast how plants make their own food with how animals get their food by eating plants and other living things.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Farms
Image Cards: Farms
Flip Book: Farms
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Farms
Students are introduced to the broad concept that indigenous peoples lived on the continents of North and South America long before European explorers arrived. Students explore the distinctive cultures of three Native American groups, as well as how conditions in different geographical regions influenced their ways of life.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Native Americans
Image Cards: Native Americans
Flip Book: Native Americans
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Native Americans
Students listen to read-aloud texts, both fiction and nonfiction, about kings, queens, and royal families. The selections build students’ understanding of responsibilities and customs associated with royalty throughout history.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Kings and Queens
Image Cards: Kings and Queens
Flip Book: Kings and Queens
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Kings and Queens
An introduction to weather and the seasons. Students learn that regions of Earth experience different characteristic weather patterns throughout the year.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Seasons and Weather
Image Cards: Seasons and Weather
Flip Book: Seasons and Weather
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Seasons and Weather
Students are introduced to key figures, events, and ideas associated with two episodes in the founding of the United States of America—the first voyage of Columbus in 1492 and the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Columbus and the Pilgrims
Image Cards: Columbus and the Pilgrims
Flip Book: Columbus and the Pilgrims
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Columbus and the Pilgrims
Students are introduced to the early history of the United States as they explore what daily life was like for people in colonial times.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Colonial Towns and Townspeople
Image Cards: Colonial Towns and Townspeople
Flip Book: Colonial Towns and Townspeople
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Colonial Towns and Townspeople
Students are introduced to the importance of environmental awareness and conservation as they become familiar with the earth’s natural resources and how people’s actions affect the environment.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Taking Care of the Earth
Image Cards: Taking Care of the Earth
Flip Book: Taking Care of the Earth
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Taking Care of the Earth
As students are introduced to the lives and legacies of five famous presidents, they learn about several national symbols, the branches of government, the role of the president, and elections.
Read-Aloud Anthology: Presidents and American Symbols
Image Cards: Presidents and American Symbols
Flip Book: Presidents and American Symbols
Read-Aloud Supplemental Guide: Presidents and American Symbols