This lesson builds critical thinking skills by identifying and discussing types of common signs (e.g. stop sign). In 24 pages, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify an expository text (“Signs”) and author,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details, and
• discuss and identify common signs: stop sign, bus stop sign, crosswalk sign, exit sign, and danger sign.
topic, details, stop sign, bus stop sign, crosswalk sign, exit sign, danger sign, places, store, sidewalk, stops
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RI.1.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
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.1.3, RI.2.6, RI.3.7, RI.4.10, L.1.1b, L.3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
11.B: Identify the meaning of specific signs (e.g., traffic signs, warning signs).
Also: 1.A, 4.A, 4.B, 5.C, 10.D
This nonfiction discussion pack is the fifth lesson of Book 22
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.
For the writing companion to this lesson, please see "Write Captions and Lists: Lesson 5, Book 24 (Newitt Writing Series)"
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for more lessons on identifying signs.
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