This lesson builds oral vocabulary and literal comprehension. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview category words: colors, black, white, brown, and orange,
• identify a book about colors,
• point to and name colored stars,
• answer yes-or-no questions about colored stars,
• review the category of colors, and
• trace the first letter of color words.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
L.3.5a: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Also: RF.4.4, RI.2.5, L.1.2c, 3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
5.C: Identify and sort pictures of objects into conceptual categories (e.g., colors, shapes, textures).
Also: 1.A, 1.C, 1.F, 3.D, 4.A, 4.B, 15, 17.A, 21.B
This prereading pack is the second lesson of Book 3
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.
This lesson expands and builds comprehension of vocabulary introduced in Separate Words in Sentences: Lesson 2, Book 1 (Newitt Prereading Series)
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