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: nurse, neck, nose, hen, hand, and head,
• 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.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 seventh 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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“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.