Thank you for purchasing Journeys for Kindergarten which features Chameleon, Chameleon by Joy Cowley which is in Unit 5 Lesson 24. 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: Spinning For Sounds
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
4 spinner game sheets, 32 task cards for blending, segmenting, and substituting
skill page with directions and assessment form
Activity 2: h and k
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound
1 game sheet for /h/ and /k/ along with 30 task cards
skill page with directions, answer key, worksheet, 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 – Blue Eyes or Blue Feathers by Lisa Patricia Stackland
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.
1 spinner game sheet with text-based comprehension cards, animal pictures, journal prompt
skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 5: Chameleon, Chameleon by Joy Cowley
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
1 game sheet with text-based comprehension cards
skill page / directions, answer key
Activity 6: That Makes Sense!
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
5 sensory pictures for smell, sight, taste, sound, touch and 25 task cards (5 for each of the senses)
skill page with directions, 2 worksheets, assessment form
Activity 7: Throw Into Question
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how)
6 Question Poster cards for game, 54 task cards ( 9 cards for each question)
skill page with directions, worksheet