Engaging & Purposeful
Packed with authentic reading and writing experiences, and engaging purposeful play, this curriculum will help teachers create a high-interest, literate, and vibrant classroom community.
Building Teacher Capacity
As a professional development organization we develop & enhance teacher’s knowledge of the best practices and we infused our expertise throughout Blueprint. We understand what it takes to create lessons that promote high quality instruction.
The gains made in preschool are fundamental to a child’s development and academic success. To make those necessary gains, children must first and foremost develop a positive attitude towards learning and literacy. Our curriculum is designed to spark children’s love of reading, writing, and learning.
In Blueprint, early literacy skills, concepts and behaviors are taught in the context of 10 related monthly themes.
The curriculum themes are intentionally structured and sequential, growing from an examination of children’s own lives, to their neighborhoods and communities, to the natural world around them, and then to the wider world.
At the heart of each theme are 8 high quality children’s books carefully selected to address a range of genres and cultures including fiction and informational texts, folktales, ABC books and counting books. Model lesson plans help teachers make each book a launching pad for teaching essential early literacy skills in large, small group and individual settings.
Blueprint Builds Capacity in Teachers
As a professional development organization, we develop and enhance teacher’s knowledge of best practices around literacy and we infused our expertise and knowledge throughout the curriculum. We understand how to create lessons that promote high quality instruction such as:
- how to structure a lesson
- how to balance teacher and children’s contributions
- how to engage children
- how to express ideas in child-friendly language
- how to make literacy accessible to children with all skill levels, background knowledge and language abilities
That’s why in our curriculum we built in varying levels of teacher support in each of our lessons. The objectives and general teacher moves for the veteran, the scripted teacher language and related activities for the new teacher. By strengthening their knowledge of early literacy skills and concepts, and supporting their implementation of key literacy practices, Blueprint serves as a professional development resource that will benefit teachers’ continued growth.
Blueprint helps teachers create experiences for their children.
This book explains how to use the curriculum and also acts as a early literacy professional development tool.
10 Theme Boxes
Each theme box contains, one theme guide with 40 lesson plans, 8 picture books related to the theme and 3 hands-on activities for children to enjoy in small groups or individually in learning centers.
Pre-K Library Collection
High-quality children’s books that extend the learning within each theme.
5 Big Books
For interactive shared reading activities. These can be used to model the use of concepts of print as well as the demonstration of the reading strategies.
Song & Rhymes Big Book
40 songs and rhymes that children will enjoy, displayed in a large font that children can see and the teacher can reference while singing and chanting rhymes.
Used to help teach children high frequency words, referred to as snap words in Blueprint.
To be used in letter games and activities with children.
Manipulatives & Materials
Further the learning within centers, small group work or individually. These include dry-erase magnetic boards, magnetic letters, farm animals, people, signs and vehicles for the block area.