“Analogies for Little Kids” is a fun & engaging product designed to provide practice with higher level thinking skills using pictures in addition to print. I chose pictures that most children will be familiar with, and the word relationships are fairly straightforward to ensure success as your students “tackle” their first analogies. As the primary focus in kindergarten and first grade classrooms is usually building reading and writing foundational skills, students seem to spend most of their time on simple, decodable words and phrases, which limits their opportunities to expand their rich language base. It is important to provide opportunities for oral language and critical thinking skill development, which will ultimately strengthen their reading comprehension and this product is material that will do just that!
This product contains five sets of six analogies presented in two formats for differentiation. The first five sets provide the first three of the four words represented in the analogy, and students cut and glue the final picture for each set. The second set uses the same pictures and cut and glue format, but writing lines are provided for the students to describe how the words are related. Each activity begins with an example to use as a model. Please take a look at the preview to view sample pages
Depending on the grade and skill level of your students, these activities might be used as material for a whole group guided lesson, or they work well in a literacy center for those students who are ready for the independent work.
Answer keys are also provided for your convenience. The sentences given as word relationship explanations, of course, are not the only correct answer-accept any reasonable response.
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Analogies for Emergent and Beginning Literacy Learners
by Amy Bratsos
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