Course Description

In this course, students will learn penmanship, phonemic awareness, phonograms, beginning spelling, reading, and the art of composing oral and written sentences through direct instruction, choral and oral reading, individual reading, and reading their own writing. We will implement the Spalding methodology to help the children learn the correct formation of the letters, the sounds, and the spelling of individual phonograms.

Course Details

Kindergarten Literacy


In addition to being able to discuss their learning, students will demonstrate: understanding of these topics through recording spelling words in their spelling notebooks, daily phonogram and/or spelling tests; writing sentences for notebook tasks across the curriculum; reading chorally in class; and individual reading in the take-home readers. The students will also be introduced to the different parts of speech. During class, the students will be taught literary appreciation through the oral reading of books by the teacher. Literary appreciation lessons have three areas of focus: attributes of fine literature, fluent and expressive reading, and expanded understanding of text structure in narrative writing, informative writing, and informative-narrative writing.

Coming soon.

None required.

Mrs. Christine Moray

Christine is excited to continue her career of teaching kindergarten at American Heritage Salt Lake. She has taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, and kindergarten in Salt Lake City School District for the last 35 years.  “I love teaching kindergarten, because I can easily see the huge amount of learning the kids achieve. They come in sometimes not knowing how to write their name, but by the end of the year, they’re reading, writing and doing all sorts of math. Now that I have the opportunity of teaching children at American Heritage, I also look forward to sharing that they are children of God.” Christine has been married for 37 years and has 5 adult children and 5 sweet grandchildren.