This unit is filled with items that will enhance your letter studies,
everything from fun games, “Write the Room”, pocket chart activities, as well things to use for centers! What child doesn’t like to talk about and think about gum?
In this packet you will find 3 different sets of write the room cards, all things that begin with the letter a. You can find and use the one that best fits your needs. You may still find uses for the other sets, for word walls vocabulary words, pocket chart activities. You will also find a “word bank” with the words. If you put those in page protectors and inside a folder (the version with the brads for holding hole punched pages), you have an “on the go” mini word wall for independent writing or another center!
You will find several different games/centers. One is helping the
“bubblegum monster” find the /g/ words for his gumball machine. (I usually use this one by attaching the gumball monster to a fly swatter, but sometimes I use it as a pocket chart game to change it up.) You will also find gumball CVC word building mats, that can either be used for demonstration full group in a pocket chart or in a center/guided small group. Also, there are gumballs (you attach to a popsicle stick) to use for word stretching, counting sounds in words, sounding out and writing CVC words with dry erase boards, or even as story starters! You will find Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards with /g/ words (and directions for doing this game), I have Who has with /g/ words, Graphic Organizers, writing paper with and without prompts. You will also find 3 different types of Write the Room answer sheets, worksheets for identifying objects with the beginning sound of /g/, and writing G practice sheets. There is a song sheet with the “sign language” G with a fun song. There is also an emergent reader for words that begin with G. What a great way to explore the letter G and enhance your letter study!
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K.5 I can add drawings to add details.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
W.K1 I can write my opinion about something.
W.K2 I can write about something I know.
R.FK.4 I can read an emergent reader with purpose and understanding.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K3b I can say the long and short vowel sounds for the five major vowels.
RF.K3a I can say the sound of each of the letters of the alphabet.