The Smart Start: Read and Write workbook for kindergarteners features weekly lessons, with each week themed according to a specific letter and corresponding animal character. Examples include " Andy the Ant" and " Jackie the Jaguar." An answer key makes it easy for students to learn how to check their own work.Every themed unit follows a similar format and includes:Alphabet stories: Focus on one letter sound and alphabet character and include an audio read-aloud option.• Listen for It. activities: Focus on identifying beginning and ending letter sounds.• Read It. activities: Provide reading practice around the sound of the week and reading simple sentences.• Let's Review. activities: This simple review activity helps you evaluate your child's understanding of each alphabet letter and beginning sound.• I Know It. activities: Provides review activities that practice beginning and ending sounds, writing letters, and reading simple sentences.• Beginning and Ending Sound Game. activities: This fun card game helps your child match beginning and ending sounds.Core subject areas and topics include:• Writing uppercase and lowercase letters and beginning words• Identifying beginning and ending sounds• Visual discrimination• Following directions• Fine motor skills• SequencingFeatures and benefits:• Accelerate your child's reading progress: 20 easy-to-follow weekly lessons build alphabet awareness and develop reading readiness skills.• Creative and fun lessons: Keep your child entertained while learning.• Reward stickers: Motivate your child to complete the activities.• Audio stories: Provide an option to listen to the audio story with your child.• Walk students through the process of becoming better readers and writers with Evan-Moor's Smart Start: Read and Write Activity Book for Grade K.