This book contains 10 lessons of 24 pages illustrated in color. The first half of the book builds oral vocabulary and comprehension of conceptual categories. The second half develops phonemic awareness by isolating initial sounds and blending onsets and rimes.
In Lessons 1–5, the child will
• preview and review category words (e.g. animals, things),
• identify books about categories,
• point to and name items,
• answer questions using pictures, and
• trace the first letters of words.
In Lessons 6–10, the child will
• preview letter sounds of one-syllable words,
• identify books about letter sounds,
• blend and match onsets and rimes using picture blocks,
• isolate and identify initial sounds using letter blocks,
• distinguish between letters and words, and
• trace words with color-coded onsets and rimes.
: colors, yellow, purple, orange, crayon, boy, girl, has
: family, mother, father, sister, brother, paints, sings, my
: food, apple, orange, peanut, cookie, boy, girl, has, eats
: animals, chicken, rabbit, lion, monkey, runs, sleeps
: things, basket, blanket, pencil, crayon, brown, blue, red, pink, yellow, purple, orange, green, white, black
: ball, bag, box, cat, car, cow, letters, words
: dog, doll, door, fish, fan, food, letters, words
: girl, goat, gold, hat, hill, house, letters, words
: pink, pig, paint, red, rock, rope, letters, words
: man, moon, mouse, sun, sock, sing, letters, words
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.2.2c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllables in spoken words.
RF.2.2d: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (CVC) words.
L.1.1b: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
L.3.5a: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Also: RF.2.2b, RI.2.5, 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.F: Blend spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words.
2.H: Isolate the initial sound in one-syllable spoken words.
5.C: Identify and sort pictures of objects into conceptual categories (e.g., colors, shapes, textures).
Also: 1.A, 1.B, 1.C, 1.F, 3.D, 4.A, 4.B, 15, 17.A, 21.B
This lesson pack is Book 4 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 each lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that the pages are 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
This book builds on:"Book 2: Identify Syllables 1, Blend Onsets & Rimes 1 (Newitt Prereading Series)"
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“The program does a good job of addressing auditory and visual modalities of learning. The highlighted key words and detailed illustrations are a good support for visual learners. I would probably have bought it for my children, as it includes more of a whole language approach than a phonics-only program.”
Tisha Melton, elementary teacher of 8 years.