This is a SmartNotebook file to compliment ReadyGen Unit 4, Module A - Lessons 9-13 for Kindergarten. These lessons are to be used with the book "Apple Pie 4th of July" by Janet S. Wong. This book/questions/lessons provided are also great for a unit about holidays/family traditions/cultures. The last few lessons include a comparison to the book "I Love Saturdays y Domingos" which was another book used in this Module of the ReadyGen Units. I did not create all of these questions -- they come from ReadyGen. As a teacher, I find the ReadyGen teacher's manual to be overwhelming and bulky. I like to organize the lessons this way so that I can deliver my lessons with a clear objective and essential question. I also include a Turn and Talk section so that students can share ideas with peers. I include a written response which varies from the ReadyGen manual. I differentiate this for my students as they are not always capable of completing the Ready Gen writing responses. I try to find responses that are conducive to the text as well as supporting my children.
These lessons include a random word selector which allows you to choose students are random to answer questions and stay involved in the read aloud. Children love seeing the SmartBoard choose them to answer a question and it causes all students to stay involved.
I did not include the writing section of the lessons in this document as I chose to complete a separate writing piece with my children for this Module. Also, I did not create the clip art in this file. Most of the clip art comes from mycutegraphics.com. The vocabulary images are from a simple Google Image search. I am not selling the images for profit. They are to support students with special needs or English Language Learners so that they may associate a detailed picture with the words. When they hear the words in the read aloud, they make a visual association to these images and are making connections. I like to review the vocabulary slide before each reading lesson. The students take turns choosing a vocabulary word, explaining what it means, and coming up with a movement or action that reminds them of that word. They then ask their classmates to do to the movement with them. I do this daily in my special education class and my students truly enjoy it. It is probably their favorite job -- everyone wants to be the "Vocabulary Helper"!
Send me a message if you have any questions or would like assistance! Happy reading, teachers!! :)