This lesson builds phonics by identifying and decoding words beginning with the consonant clusters “cr” and “cl”. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview four “cr” words: crab, crawls, crackers, and crayons,
• preview four “cl” words: clown, claps, cleans, and classroom,
• identify and preview two storybooks,
• read stories that focus on the letters,
• answer literal comprehension questions,
• ask questions using “where” and “who”, and
• trace color-coded words beginning in “cr” and “cl”.
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 guided-reading pack is the sixth lesson of Book 16
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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