This lesson builds oral vocabulary and phonological awareness by identifying, matching, and dividing syllables. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview two pairs of same first-syllable words: turtle, turkey, button, and butter,
• identify and match same first-syllables in puzzle pieces,
• distinguish syllables from whole words,
• divide words into syllables, and
• trace words with the first syllable color-coded.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.2.2b: Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Also: L.1.1b, L.1.2c
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
2.B: Identify syllables in spoken words.
Also: 1.A, 15, 17.A
This prereading pack is the second lesson of Book 7
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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“The program does a good job of addressing auditory and visual modalities of learning. The highlighted key words and detailed illustrations are a good support for visual learners. I would probably have bought it for my children, as it includes more of a whole language approach than a phonics-only program.”
Tisha Melton, elementary teacher of 8 years.