Welcome to Journeys- Unit 1 Lesson 3 which features the anchor story titled Curious George at School. based on Margret and H.A. Rey’s Curious George. These six 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 for high frequency words is included.
Activity 1: Peas in a Pod
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes
1 game sheet with cards, 27 short /o/ cards for rhyming, 1 recording sheet and 1 worksheet skill page with directions, teacher tips
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Activity 2: Respond, Read, and Roll It!
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
4 games game sheets and activities with the four decodable readers skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 3: Curious George at School
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
1 game sheet with 27 text-based comprehension comprehension questions, worksheet skill page / directions, answer key
Activity 4: Brushing Up on Verbs
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
24 cards of verb riddles, an additional game for sorting verbs (senses/body) skill page with directions, teacher tip
Activity 5: Multiple Meaning BINGO
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase 4 BINGO boards with pictures and sentences, a total of 72 pictures
skill page with directions