The McRuffy Preschool Language Arts curriculum
is designed to build readiness for Kindergarten language arts including
reading and phonics. The program contains 160 learning tasks as
well as 57 handwriting development activities.
The materials are non-consumable so they can be reused
and reviewed to provide children with lots of practice. The program
features an easy-to-use, flexible format that allows the materials
to adapt to the needs of the learner.
Most learning tasks can be completed in a short amount of time.
The goal is not to work through the materials from beginning to
end, but to practice the various tasks from different categories
several times to develop understanding and mastery of letter recognition,
phonemic awareness to facilitate future phonics learning, and build
a solid foundation for an understanding of reading and literature.
The program uses a wide variety of materials. The Teacher's
Manual gives short, but detailed instruction for each
learning task. A lesson may include several tasks. The manual
features color coded corners to quickly find tasks, making
it easy to navigate during a lesson.
View a sample
of the LA Teacher's Manual.
The Preschool Language Arts Workooks feature our
Flip & Draw design. A clear plastic flip sheet coil
bound into the back cover can be flipped over onto any workbook
page. Dry erase markers can then be used by the child to complete
the exercises without consuming the page. This allows the
same page to be completed several times for practice. The
pages can also be reused using different instructions and
sometimes for different purposes. The laminated back cover
features a pictorial alphabet for daily practice and alphabet
Flip & Draw Design (non-consumable)
The Pre-Writing Book (Flip & Draw design)
emphasizes basic strokes in handwriting. It also includes
a letter writing section for upper and lower case letters.
The goals of pre-school handwriting are to teach the fundamental
strokes in letter formation and to involve children kinesthetically
in letter recognition. The clear flip sheet allows the pages
to be reused without reproduction.
View a sample
of the Pre-Writing (Flip & Draw) Workbook.
The Resource Pack includes a variety of materials.
Seven different laminated game boards are included to teach
and review letter recognition, similarities and differences,
opposites, rhymes, and even literature trivia. Copy masters
include lesson planning sheets, coloring sheets, and various
copy masters for some of the cardstock items. Cardstock items
include sheets of puppet cut-outs for storytelling, sequence
cards for story sequence review, and response cards. Included
with the Resource Pack are over 380 pre-cut cards featuring
5 of each letter of the alphabet, plus alphabet picture cards,
and cards for other activities and games.
|A pdf copy of the Lesson
Planning Forms is available here to make them easier to
The Preschool Reading Book Set includes 12 books.
Various literature and phonemic awareness activities are made
possible using the books. Teachers read books to students.
Over 50 learning tasks are associated with the reading material,
many completed over multiple days to give ample material to
develop language and literature preschool skills. A special
emphasis is placed to rhyming and other phonemic elements
over the first five books. The collection also includes two
classic stories and a Mother Gosse nursery rhyme collection.
Three Ruff and Violet pictures books are included - the first
McRuffy Press books ever created are back in print!
The McRuffy Preschool Language Arts Curriculum is designed
for ease of use for the homeschooling parent. The Preschool Language
Arts Curriculum has the all the materials you need in the curriculum
The design of the program is a cost effect, quality, professional
language arts program that is perfect for a preschool or homeschool
setting. (For additional children the only materials you would need
to purchase are: the Language & Learning Workbook, the Pre-Writing
book, and a dry-erase marker. If you work in small groups, you only
need a quantity for the small group, because the books are non-consumable.
They may be reused by group after group in the same day.)
- Fun and colorful materials
- Uses a variety of materials: Workbooks, card sets, games, puzzles,
- Features a variety of exercises: Listening, workbook responses,
teacher instruction, and game playing
- Non-consumable: Materials can be reused by other children, or
for added practice
- Flexible design: Custom fit your lesson plans to the child's
- Provides a solid foundation to transition into Kindergarten
- Great for homeschools and preschools
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