This update to our Kindergarten Curriculum includes all of the components you enjoyed in the original program, with expanded lessons and new improvements you will love! Starfall Kindergarten helps you establish a collaborative environment in which struggling readers, English language learners, and advanced readers explore, learn, and grow — together. This playful and effective program teaches reading and writing skills, with content-area instruction in technology, social studies, and science. You can reinforce the skills and strategies you teach in the classroom with the interactive Starfall.com membership website: a vital part of Starfall Kindergarten.
This 2nd Edition of the Starfall Kindergarten English Language Arts Curriculum maintains the integrity and content of the original program, and adds additional components and higher level content to make it more academically challenging. New features include:
Starfall Kindergarten was created by professional Kindergarten teachers with over 100 years of combined classroom experience. The scripted lesson plans demonstrate effective instruction, guiding new teachers to perform like their seasoned peers. Because the lesson designs are flexible, teachers enjoy the freedom to modify and expand them to meet their students' needs. The resulting curriculum is scientific and research-based, focusing on:
A study of the Starfall Kindergarten English and Language Arts Curriculum in 2013 among 431 Title I kindergarten students demonstrated that Starfall students far outpaced other students in reading proficiency in all student subgroups, including students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) status. Download the full study.