This lesson builds oral vocabulary and literal comprehension. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview category words: animals, cat, dog, bird, and fish,
• identify a book about animals,
• answer questions to identify actions,
• answer yes-or-no questions about actions,
• review the category of animals, and
• trace the first letter of animal 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.
L.3.5b: Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
Also: L.1.1b, 1.2c, RI.2.5
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
5.A: Identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations.
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 sixth 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 6, Book 1 (Newitt Prereading Series)
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“The program is very simple for teachers to follow and use. Its predictable format will build students’ confidence with reading and writing.”
Kelly Williamson, kindergarten teacher of 11 years, selected teacher of the year in 2008.