Thank you for purchasing Journeys for Kindergarten which features Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss which is in Unit 5 Lesson 21. These seven hands-on and interactive activities enhance the key skills for this week’s lessons. Use these activities in your literacy centers with adult support or send black and white copies to parents for home support. Although I am not affiliated with this curriculum, my materials are designed to be used in conjunction with this series. A bookmark sheet with this week’s high frequency words is included.
Activity 1: Sounds on a Roll
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
6 phonological categories (segment, blend, beginning sound, add initial sound, add ending sound, ending sound), 18 game cards with a total of 108 tasks, worksheet, assessment form
skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 2: Oscar in the Ocean and Oh No! Which /o/?
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Game #1: Oscar in the Ocean (1 game mat with 40 game cards to discriminate between short /o/ & other vowels, worksheet
Game #2: Oh No! Which /o/? ( 1 game mat with 18 cards for short & long /o/ sound, mini-booklet for short/long /o/ sound
skill page with directions, answer key, assessment form
Activity 3: Let’s Read
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
2 game sheets for decoding readers with 10 text questions for each activity, game mat or pictures for each decodable reader, worksheets, skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 4: Read Aloud Book - Simon and Molly plus Hester by Lisa Jahn Clough
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.
1 game sheet with 24 text-based comprehension cards, story details worksheet, journal prompt (prediction skills)
skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 5: Big Book- Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
1 game sheet with text-based comprehension cards along with game mat,
skill page / directions
Activity 6: Pronoun Pals ( he, she, they)
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
1 spinner game with 28 pictures and game mat, worksheet
skill page with directions, assessment form
Activity 7 Two of a Kind
Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (knowing duck is a bird & learning the verb to duck).
1 game sheet with 18 task cards and 18 pairs of multiple words with pictures, worksheet
skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip