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Kindergarten Reading Passage: Jessica the Jillaroo

Meet Jessica, a young girl who lives on a ranch, often called a ‘jillaroo’, in Australia’s Outback. Follow Jessica as she goes about her daily chores. Learn about the animals that she interacts with during her day and some common phrases in her part of the world, as well as how she attends school. Click the image below to begin.


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This interactive activity is embedded in our Kindergarten Language Arts Blue – Language Skills course.


In this course, students receive structured lessons on readiness skills through emphasis on phonics, language skills, literature, and handwriting to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading.

  • Phonics: PhonicsWorks prepares students to become independent readers through systematic, multisensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills, using a kit of magnetized letter tiles and a variety of games and activities.
  • Literature and Comprehension: Plenty of read-aloud literature kindles the imagination while building comprehension and vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature, fairy tales, fables, and folktales including many works that embody exemplary virtues.
  • Language Skills: Traditional poems, nursery rhymes, and riddles help students develop comprehension, vocabulary, and a love of language. Offline vocabulary instruction is accompanied by online review and practice. All About Me lays the foundations of the writing process as students brainstorm, discuss, illustrate, write, and share ideas with others.
  • Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears provides gentle instruction to help students print letters correctly.

If you like this activity you can find an online school in your state.

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