Apples and Trees Math and Literacy Pack

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This theme offers activities based on common core curriculum outcomes. It is meant to use for the first few months of the school year. The theme is meant to be used for the duration of one to two weeks. Included in this theme:

Two emergent alphabet and sight word readers (professionally illustrated). The readers are meant to introduce key learning concepts. The reader Apes Apples introduces the sound of the letter "Aa" and "Tt" and their corresponding sounds, sight words and numbers. The students are required to draw the correct amount of apples according to the text (interactive comprehension component). The reader Trees is an informational content reader that can be used to address your RIK outcomes. Readers are offered in both color and black and white. The color readers can be projected on your interactive whiteboard or pictures cut and placed in a pocket chart along with the sentence to use for shared reading. The black and white versions are meant to use for guided or home reading.

Literacy Center Activities
-Alphabet picture cards for the students to sort initial focus letter sounds.
-Spin the Top Alphabet Game, students take turns spinning a top and identifying the initial sound heard of the picture the top lands on. They must print the letter that represents this sound.
-Apple Alphabet Ordering and Identification Game, students must identify the letter on the apple game board and place it in the correct order (using a guide).
-Spin the Top Sight Word Game, students take turns spinning a top and identifying the sight words they landed on.

Math Center Activities
-This theme focuses on math activities where the students must identify and print numbers 1-10 (dotted cards). Ten-frame cards, apple dotted cards and numeral printing book is included.

Literature Recommendations
Included are recommendations for literature reading selections

Craft Suggestions
Craft suggestions related to the emergent readers and literature selections is included, as well, as the templates used to complete these crafts.

This unit is based on a balanced literacy approach to learning.

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