This January literacy unit contains everything you need to teach an effective and engaging whole group literacy block for kindergarten or first grade! This unit follows the close reading model and includes phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, and crafts or extensions! Everything is provided for you - all you need to provide is the books!
Each week, you will focus on one of the texts. Each day you will read it in different ways, focusing on a different comprehension strategy. Students will also response through writing (instructions on how to scaffold this for K/1 are included). 3 of the weeks this month will be focused on nonfiction text and nonfiction writing.
The phonemic awareness, writing, and phonics activities are all differentiated for K/1 so you can easily use this to meet the needs of ALL your students! This month, kindergarten will be focusing on word families and digraphs ch, sh, th, wh and first grade will focus on CVCe words and long vowel spelling patterns (ay and ai). You can easily take word work from either grade to differentiate instruction for all your learners if you prefer.
-National Geographic Kids Polar Bears
-National Geographic Kids Penguins
-Sneezy the Snowman
-What Is a Hero? (This week, you will use 4 books that focus on Martin Luther King Jr and other heroes. I suggest Martin's Big Words, The Story of Ruby Bridges, I Am Rosa Parks, and I Am Jackie Robinson, but you can use any books you own about these heroes.
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