This book contains 9 lessons of 24 pages illustrated in color. The lessons build phonics by identifying and decoding words beginning or ending with consonant clusters. In each lesson, the child will
• preview words beginning or ending with consonant clusters,
• identify and preview a storybook,
• read an alliterative story that focuses on the clusters,
• ask and answer literal comprehension questions, and
• trace color-coded words.
: Stan, step, stone, stick, star, stand, can, on, where
: crow, crab, cricket, cries, crackers, crayons, for, what
: king, sing, wing, swing, string, anything, list, vest, test, rest, can, on, who, Vick, makes, wears, takes
: jump, stump, stamp, camp, walk, talk, milk, sidewalk, can, on, at, where
: store, Stan, stops, stays, Sly, sled, slides, slips, at, on, off, where
: crab, crawls, crackers, crayons, clown, claps, cleans, classroom, to, in, where, who
: Tray, truck, train, trip, Drew, draw, drum, dragon, rides, takes, on, where, what
: band, sand, stand, hands, ant, plant, tent, plays, clap, on, where, what,
: old king, gold, hold, cold, quilt, belt, melt, can, lot, snowman, has, and, what, who
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.3.3a: Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
RL.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
L.1.1a: Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
Also: RF.4.4, L.1.2c, L.3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
1.D: Recognize the difference between a letter and a printed word.
2.E: Recognize spoken alliteration or groups of words that begin with the same spoken onset or initial sound.
3.A: Identify the common sounds that letters represent.
3.B: Use knowledge of letter-sound relationships to decode regular words in text and independent of content.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
Also: 1.A, 4.A, 15, 17.A
This lesson pack is Book 16 of 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 lessons double-sided and then cut in half, so that the pages are 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
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“The color coding highlights skills being addressed and makes the materials on each page easy to find. The program is very simple for teachers to follow and use.”
Kelly Williamson, kindergarten teacher of 11 years, selected teacher of the year in 2008.