This lesson builds vocabulary and phonemic awareness by blending onsets and rimes (first letters and remaining word parts). In 24 pages, the child will
• preview six one-syllable words: pig, pot, pool, bear, box, and bag,
• blend onsets and rimes using picture blocks,
• read the words in sentences and letter blocks,
• identify and read sight words in phrases and sentences,
• answer literal comprehension questions, 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 spoken words.
RF.3.3c: Read common high-frequency words by sight.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.1.1e: Use the most frequently occurring prepositions.
Also: RF.2.2d, RF.4.4, L.1.2c
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
2.E: Recognize spoken alliteration or groups of words that begin with the same spoken onset or initial sound.
2.F: Blend spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words.
3.D: Identify and read at least 25 high-frequency words from a commonly used list.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
16.A(iv): Understand and use prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing.
Also: 1.A, 15, 17.A
This guided-reading pack is the tenth and final lesson of Book 10
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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“Great program that allows students to understand what words mean and how they relate to a story. Gradually moves from individual words, to sentences and finally to reading comprehension. More than a ‘how to read’ program, but instead a ‘learn to understand what reading is’ program.”
Katie Wicker, homeschool mother of two.