This lesson builds phonics by identifying and decoding words beginning with the letter “u”. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview four "u" words: uncle, umbrella, under, and up,
• identify and preview a storybook,
• read an alliterative story that focuses on the letter “u”,
• answer literal comprehension questions,
• answer and ask questions using “what” and “where”,
• identify and name upper- and lowercase letters “U u”, and
• trace upper- and lowercase letters “U u" and color-coded "u" words.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.1.1d: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
RF.3.3a: Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
RL.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
L.1.1a: Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
Also: RF.4.4, L.1.2c, L.3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
1.B: Identify upper- and lowercase letters.
1.D: Recognize the difference between a letter and a printed word.
2.E: Recognize spoken alliteration or groups of words that begin with the same spoken onset or initial sound.
2.H: Isolate the initial sound in one-syllable spoken words.
3.A: Identify the common sounds that letters represent.
3.B: Use knowledge of letter-sound relationships to decode regular words in text and independent of content.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
Also: 1.A, 2.F, 4.A, 15, 17.A
This guided-reading pack is the tenth lesson of Book 15
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.
“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.