This Unit is a fun way to enhance your letter studies! The children get practice with letter recognition as well as beginning sounds (not only with the letter J, but the whole alphabet!!!) and even some syllable counting practice!
In this packet you will find 3 different sets of write the room cards, all things that begin with the letter J. You can find and use the one that best fits your needs. You may still find uses for the other sets, for word walls, vocabulary words, pocket chart activities. You will also find a “word bank” with the words. If you put those in page protectors and inside a folder (the version with the brads for holding hole punched pages), you have an “on the go” mini word wall for independent writing or another center!
You will find several different pocket chart activities that can also be used as center activities. One of the games is counting syllables of the J words in the write the room. Another is an upper and lowercase letter matching game with jaguars, keeping with the J theme, but incorporating the whole alphabet. You will find Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards (and directions for doing this game), I have Who has, Graphic Organizers, writing paper with and without prompts. You will also find 3 different types of Write the Room answer sheets, worksheets for identifying objects with the beginning sound of /j/, and writing J practice sheets. There is a song sheet with the “sign language” J with a fun song. There is also an emergent reader for words that begin with J. You will also find jungle animal word building mats, that can either be used for demonstration full group in a pocket chart or in a center/guided
small group building CVC words. (I have included 2 types, one with the vowel sound already on the mat and one without! You choose which you would like to use!) Also, there are jungle animals (you attach to a popsicle stick) to use for word stretching, counting sounds in words, sounding out and writing CVC words with dry erase boards, or even as story starters.
It is completely common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K.5 I can add drawings to add details.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
W.K1 I can write my opinion about something.
W.K2 I can write about something I know.
R.FK.4 I can read an emergent reader with purpose and understanding.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lowercase letters.
RF.K3b I can say the long and short vowel sounds for the five vowels.
RF.K3a I can say the sound of each of the letters of the alphabet.
What a fun way to study the alphabet and cover a whole bunch of the foundational common core standards!