This lesson builds oral vocabulary and phonemic awareness by blending onsets and rimes (first letters and remaining word parts). In 24 pages, the child will
• preview four one-syllable words: girl, goat, hat, and hill,
• blend onsets and rimes using picture blocks,
• isolate the initial sound of each word,
• review key vocabulary, and
• trace words with color-coded onsets and rimes.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.2.2c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable words.
Also: RF.1.1a, 1.1b, 2.2d, 4.4, L.1.1b, 1.2c
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
2.F: Blend spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words.
Also: 1.A, 1.C, 1.F, 3.D, 15.B, 17.A
This prereading pack is the eighth lesson of Book 2
from the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.
A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.
Please print the lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that each page is 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
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“The program is very simple for teachers to follow and use. Its predictable format will build students’ confidence with reading and writing.”
Kelly Williamson, kindergarten teacher of 11 years, selected teacher of the year in 2008.