What does the best Literacy program look like for a Kindergarten classroom? The
University of Arkansas at Little Rock produced a peer-reviewed comprehensive literacy model framework entitled “The Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy” which consists of ten components, these include reading aloud, independent reading, guided reading, shared reading, literature discussions, assisted writing groups, writing process, independent writing, phonics and word study, and lastly language investigations. For our research project we will compose a six-week literacy program for a kindergarten class based on the two components of the “The Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy” framework which are reading aloud and sharing in the reading. We will then collect peer-reviewed research to construct the most beneficial learning activities and modes of assessment for a literacy program in a kindergarten age classroom. With a combination of auditory, visual, social, and kinesthetic activities, and the common core standards for the state of Montana we will determine a set program that best suites and benefits a kindergarten classroom.