Download an overview of the research behind Read, Play, and Learn!® prepared by Toni Linder.

Using Read, Play, and Learn!® will allow your students to acquire valuable skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, mathematics, and science, preparing them for future success in kindergarten and elementary school. Module activities are structured so that children can access the curriculum at their level of development and expand their knowledge and skill level to move to higher levels of learning.

(These lists were compiled by the state of Utah in their comprehensive evaluation of Read, Play, and Learn!® during their curriculum adoption process.)

  • Students use prior knowledge to comprehend new information and construct meaning.
  • Students assimilate new ideas introduced through pictures and print.
  • Students make connections between personal experience and print.
  • Students record thoughts through writings, drawings, and projects.
  • Students make predictions and confirm meaning.
  • Students anticipate the flow of events or information.
  • Students verify predictions as the reading continues.
  • Students draw reasonable conclusions.
  • Students begin to monitor and guide their comprehension of text through listening.
  • Students use a variety of strategies to comprehend when listening to stories.
  • Students, teachers, and parents read together to create a shared meaning from print.
  • Students value reading as an important part of their lives.
  • Students participate in a print-rich environment.

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  • Students use process strategies to create text.
  • Students use words, pictures, and symbols to represent ideas.
  • Students compose collaboratively.

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Speaking and Listening

  • Students develop oral language through speaking.
  • Students learn to explore ideas as they talk.
  • Students use speech for language enrichment.
  • Students develop language and acquire information through listening.
  • Students construct meaning from what they hear.
  • Students respond as they listen to stories.
  • Students, teachers, and parents use speaking and listening to explore, clarify, and understand ideas in different settings.
  • Students participate in a language-rich environment created by parents and teachers.

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  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of numbers (number sense) as they apply to the everyday world.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of our numeration system by relating patterning, counting, grouping, and place-value concepts.
  • Students will understand that measurement is the comparing of objects with nonstandard and standard units such as U.S. Common and metric.
  • Students will make and use measurements in problems and everyday situations.

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  • Students will make observations using the five senses.
  • Students will identify the five senses and communicate the kind of information that each sense provides.
  • Students will make observations using a combination of senses and will communicate their observations.
  • Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
  • Students will describe and compare the use of senses in animals and humans.

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