This lesson builds phonological awareness by isolating and pronouncing the initial phonemes of single-syllable words with the short “a” sound. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview words and their initial phonemes,
• read key words in context of related sentences,
• answer questions to isolate initial phonemes,
• pronounce initial phonemes and identify corresponding pictures, and
• trace color-coded words.
This lesson covers the initial phonemes of 16 words with the short “a” sounds:
Pat, hat, cat, bat (baseball), sat, mat, rat, bat (animal);
Dan, Jan, can, pan, fan, van, man, ran
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA First Grade
RF.1.2c: Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
RF.1.2d: Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
L.1.1a: Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA First Grade
2.C: Recognize the change in a spoken word when a specified phoneme is added, changed, or removed (e.g.,/b/l/o/w/ to/g/l/o/w/).
2.E: Isolate initial, medial, and final sounds in one-syllable spoken words.
3.A: Decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences.
3.C(i): Use common syllabication patterns to decode words, including closed syllable (CVC) (e.g., mat, rab-bit).
21.A: Form upper- and lower-case letters legibly in text, using the basic conventions of print (left-to-right and top-to-bottom progression), including spacing between words and sentences.
This prereading pack is the first lesson of Book 3 from the Newitt First Grade Reading and Writing Program. 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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