Designed to supplement your existing literacy curriculum, the Heggerty Conciencia Fonológica Kindergarten lessons easily integrate into half-day or full-day kindergarten programs within dual language or transitional bilingual classrooms. When lessons are taught consistently each day, teachers see improvement in students’ reading, spelling, and writing, as the students learn to hear the sounds in words.
“The Red Book”, as it’s often called, is intended for students who are learning to read Spanish: in either dual language, immersion, or transitional bilingual classrooms. The curriculum includes foundational literacy skills that will support literacy development in Spanish and can transfer to English with strategic metalinguistic instruction. Our Spanish curriculum focuses heavily on developing syllable awareness and includes phonemic awareness work within syllables. Students will blend, segment, and manipulate both phonemes and syllables.
The revised 2022 Edition of the Spanish Kindergarten Curriculum includes lessons that are quick and fast-paced, using a reduced number of words for some skills. The lessons provide students with systemic exposure to Spanish sounds and syllables to deepen their understanding of spoken words. Each lesson includes a Skill Focus, detailed teacher language, modeling, and support that can be used to provide differentiated instruction and intervention.
This new version includes various ideas for providing metalinguistic instruction to deepen children’s understanding of Spanish and to support cross-linguistic analysis in dual language classrooms. In the revised edition, instruction begins at the phoneme level within syllables. Students work with blending, segmenting and manipulating phonemes within CV, VC, CVC syllable types to develop true syllable awareness.
New visual symbols make it easier to find embedded teacher supports and QR codes provide easy access to hand motion videos and a weekly lesson demonstration video.
Heggerty's Spanish Kindergarten curriculum is not a translation of the English version, but rather a tailored set of lessons that focus on 10 literacy components:
- 8 phonemic awareness skills using Spanish words and vocabulary
- 1 daily letter name, letter sound recognition, or syllable activity
- 1 daily language awareness activity
Daily lessons teach basic and more complex skills such as:
- Rhyming and Phoneme Isolation
- Isolating initial, final, and medial syllables
- Blending and segmenting at the phoneme and syllable level
- Manipulating phonemes and syllables