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VōWac®’s kindergarten program is finding much success across the United States.
My students enjoy the stories that go along with each letter. We make tactile letters for each letter. We also make the main character(s) of the stories and display them on the ‘STORY OF THE WEEK’ bulletin board. Every Monday they come into the room anxious to hear the next story. EXCELLENT PROGRAM! We are reading the first readers for first grade, I credit this to the KWAC program. –Avis P., K Teacher, Ft. Yates ND
VoWac’s Level K curriculum, gives students a great start for their reading skills.
Do you recall when VōWac® introduced K-Wac, the Kindergarten Word Attack Course? That was over a decade ago. Now it is time introduce the new VōWac® Level-K. We changed the name from K-Wac simply to Level-K, but that is just the beginning of the changes and additions you’ll find inside and out.
The older version of Level K is no longer available. The new Teacher’s Guides will not align with the new student packets. Please be sure to contact our office (866 – 598 – 6922) if you have any questions and/or concerns.
We have decided to package the workbook pages without a binding. Each student pack will come individually shrink-wrapped. Tearing pages from workbooks can be a disaster for young children. Loose packs will eliminate “one more thing” for classroom instructors to do.
We have been listening to your recommendations and requests for changes for a number of years now. It is hard to know where to begin to share all the changes. We are confident that the improved format will meet the needs of our kindergarten teachers.
Darcy Bell-Myers has created all new graphics that will delight kindergarteners. Her work can be found on many of our new products at all levels. We still have a few products at all levels that use the older graphics. Those products will be changed when reprinting is scheduled.
Inside the teacher’s guides you will find step-by-step objectives along with a list of materials and instructions in each lesson. The suggested teacher dialogue will be easy to follow so teachers with little or no VōWac® experience can be successful.
We have added enough learning and enrichment activities within each lesson to make Level-K a five-day program. There are many suggested activities and a theme for each unit. Children will have the opportunity to be the class’s magician with the Abracadabra Bulletin Board. This weekly activity will help promote home involvement as parents help their child find objects at home for the bulletin board.
Lower and uppercase letters will be presented in separate lessons. There will be pre-writing practice included on student pages. The writing lines have been reduced (from the old series) in semester one. They will be reduced even further in semester two, getting students ready for Level One. Templates for additional writing paper (black/white & color) can be found on this site under the “FREE DOWNLOADS” tab. Be sure to check out all of our other free downloads.
All of the letter stories are new. They now coincide with the catch phrases that introduce each letter. The enjoyable stories teach morals and lessons about life. Find out what happens when two Dalmatians escape from their kennel when the owners go to work. You guessed it…owners and dogs get awfully dirty! And poor Roger Rabbit! He is so out of shape that running is something he and his family do to get fit and trim. He ends up becoming the fastest rabbit in the woods. Your students will journey with Andy the Crazy Ant as he searches for the prized African Kei apple to please Queen Annabella.
Weekly activities and additions will include mini foldable storybooks your students will make-and-take. Parents will be excited when their child comes home and is able to “tell” the catch phrase story.
Each weekly lesson will have a nursery rhyme. One key reason why rhyme is important is that it is fun. Playing with rhyme is learning. But because it is just that, playing, children are willing to spend a lot of time rhyming and learning more about rhyme. This makes rhyme a great teaching tool and a great motivator for learning. Rhyme is also important to emergent literacy and learning to read. It teaches children about sounds, patterns, and structure of both written and oral language.
Teachers will find an assessment at the end of every unit to help track problem areas on an individual basis.
Of course, we left well enough alone. Our Level K program teaches children early on to read and spell words through word families. This begins in Unit Two and is built on weekly.