Thank you for purchasing Journeys for Kindergarten which features The Handiest Things in the World by Andrew Clements which is in Unit 1 Lesson 5. 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 sheet with this week’s high frequency words is included.
Activity 1: Sunshine B-I-N-G-O
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
4 B-I-N-G-O game sheets, 32 initial /s/ definition cards for game, booklet, worksheet
skill page with directions, teacher tip, assessment sheet for beginning sound/s/
Activity 2: The Little Red Hen
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear
1 game sheet, 24 text-based comprehension cards, picture cards for role playing activity, booklet
skill page with directions, teacher tip, answer key
Activity 3: The Handiest Things in the World ( Amazing Hands)
Use illustrations / details in a story to describe its characters, setting, events
1 game sheet with 27 comprehension text-based cards, 21
skill page / directions, answer key and teacher tip
Activity 4: A Synonym Sandwich
With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
1 game sheet, 27 task cards, food pictures for game ( to make a sandwich)
skill page with directions, answer key, food key
Activity 5: Lights, Camera, Action Verbs on a Roll
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
1 game sheet with 18 task cards, 12 “Take 1” opportunity cards
skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip