This lesson builds oral vocabulary and phonemic awareness by isolating initial sounds and blending onsets and rimes (first letter and remaining word part). In 24 pages, the child will
• preview the letter sounds /p/ and /r/,
• preview six one-syllable words: pink, pig, paint, red, rock, and rope,
• identify a book about the letter sounds,
• blend and match onsets and rimes using picture blocks,
• isolate and identify initial sounds using letter blocks,
• distinguish between letters and words, and
• trace words with color-coded onsets and rimes.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.2.2c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllables in spoken words.
RF.2.2d: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (CVC) words.
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
1.D: Recognize the difference between a letter and a printed word.
2.F: Blend spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words.
2.H: Isolate the initial sound in one-syllable spoken words.
Also: 1.A, 1.B, 1.C, 3.D, 4.A, 15, 17.A, 21.B
This prereading pack is the ninth lesson of Book 4
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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Candace Wicker, voluntary prekindergarten teacher.