KPALS lessons are cyclical and repetitive in format to help younger students hear sounds in words and match sounds to letters. With a parent acting as a coach, every KPALS lesson has two parts; a “soundplay lesson” to build phonological awareness and a “decoding lesson” to help students match sound to letters. Each decoding lesson includes instruction in individual sounds, sight words, and blending short words. Eventually, students put words together to read sentences and paragraphs. Each section of the lesson is repeated for reinforcement and practice. This curriculum is especially good for students who need extra help learning letters, sounds and sight words. Simple for parents, but needs daily consistency. KPALS/PALS + Explode the Code together are a complete curriculum. Either on their own are supplemental.
Get Ready for the Code: Book A is the first book of three preliteracy primers which introduce all consonant letters, and which are designed to be used before the Explode the Code series. Covering early literacy skills and letter formation, students will learn through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities that include tracing, matching, tracking, copying, and following directions. Book A teaches students consonants b, f, k, m, r, and t with an emphasis on phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence.
Special emphasis is given to discriminating between similar objects and letters, to developing the motor control necessary to write legibly, and to developing the listening skills children need to follow directions carefully. Learn More
KPALS/PALS + Explode the Code together are a complete curriculum. Either on their own are supplemental.
Needs: KPALS, Explode the Code A, B, C and Teachers Guide.