Kingsport offers a high quality literacy curriculum to support readers and scaffold students to comprehend complex texts.  Students receive clear and systematic phonics instruction.  Teachers support students through the gradual release of responsibility model in reading and writing.  Student discussions support children to comprehend and analyze complex texts and tasks.  

The files below highlight the standards that are covered in literacy at each grade level.  There are also helpful hints for support at home.  If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the KCS literacy curriculum, please contact Kingsport City Schools Literacy Coordinator, Emily Helphinstine at (423) 378-2150.

KCS Parent Maps

Online Learning Resources

Roy the Zebra
Guided Reading and Reading Games with Roy the Zebra. Includes words that rhyme, high frequency words, capital letters, full stops and much more. K-3

Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. K-8

BookPals This site provides an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud.

Bembo's Zoo Watch how the letters of the alphabet re-form into animals. Preschool - K

Contact Us!
Kingsport City Schools
Academic Support: Literacy
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
Ph: (423) 378.2150
Fax: (423) 378.2120
[email protected]