What are the Instructional Goals of Each Level of CAPIT?
CAPIT Reading Levels 3 & 4 have been written and tested, but not programmed. We reference them on our site under Scope & Sequence. Levels 1 & 2 together make up our Kindergarten program as they cover all Kindergarten as well as many 1st Grade Foundation skills. CAPIT Levels 3 & 4 is our 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Program.
Level 1, Kindergarten: The Alphabet
Students learn the sounds (phonemes) associated with the Lowercase and Uppercase letters.
Level 2, Kindergarten
VC blends (Vowel-Consonant, e.g., at, in, if)
CVC blends (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant, e.g., cat, red, pig, hop, nut)
Consonant Digraphs (e.g., egg, add, off)
Consonant Clusters (VCC: and, ask, CVCC: camp, milk, CCVC: drip, skip, CCVCC: trust, print)
Capitalization of names, places, and the beginning of sentences
Punctuation marks (, . ? !)
Contractions (can’t, let’s)
Possessive apostrophe (Matt’s cats)
Multisyllable words (e.g., picnic, tennis, dentist)
Digraphs and Diphthongs: ng, ch, sh, th /θ/, th /ð/, oo /u/, oo /ʊ/, ou, oi, aw, ee, ie, oe, ue, a_e /eɪ/, er, ar, or (gong, chick, ship, bath, this, moon, book, cloud, coin, saw, bee, pie, toe, rescue, cake, hammer, car, corn)
Compound Words (e.g., popcorn, firetruck)
Letter formation of all Lowercase and Uppercase letters
Beginning Keyboarding skills
Sample Reading: British Fish
British Fish made a quick dash. British Fish ran in a flash.
British Fish hid under a bed. British Fish hid in a shed.
British Fish ran in a rush. British Fish hid in a brush.
British Fish hid in a well. British Fish hid in a shell.
British Fish hid under three ships. British Fish hates Fish and Chips.
Level 3, 1st Grade (Coming Soon)
Anglo-Saxon and Norman French spelling patterns
Prefixes & Suffixes
A turtle is not a bird or a mammal. A turtle is a reptile. A snake is also a reptile. Turtles have a hard shell. This shell is like a home, except it travels with them when they walk. It helps them survive by sheltering them. It is like a shield. Turtles crawl very slowly. Lucky for them, they can live for over fifty years. Sea turtles generally live up to eighty years.
I like to eat rye bread. Rye is a grass that grows like grain. Rye is like wheat, barley, oats, and spelt. Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, and fresh bread. Rye is a little bitter.
Level 4, 2nd Grade (Coming Soon)
(Mainly) Latin and Greek spelling patterns
Prefixes & Suffixes
Pablo Picasso, Spain, Collage
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist. He was born in Spain in 1881. Picasso was one of the inventors of a new art technique called “collage.” In a collage, the artwork is made by assembling different parts into a new whole using glue. A collage may include handmade papers, newspaper and magazine clippings, paint, ribbons, even photographs. They are then glued to a paper or canvas. Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
Karl Benz, Germany, Engines
Engines are truly amazing. Cars, trucks, and trains all have engines. Karl Benz invented an engine that was light and powerful. He lived in Germany about a hundred and fifty years ago. Do you know how an engine works? It’s very complicated. Karl Benz was an engineer. Engineers know how to build and fix all types of engines. Engines are also called motors.