Specific foundational skills are recommended for Kindergarten preparation for the Common Core State Standards in language, reading, writing.
Following 2 step directions. Find a 2-step directions Simon Says game included.
Understanding a story; answering questions about it and being able to retell it. Find 5 days of lesson plan ideas, visual cues, and forms for the 3 Little Pigs; including describing, compare/contrast, sequence, identify story elements, retell.
Being able to answer yes/no questions and Wh-questions. Find a game included for answering yes/no and Wh-questions.
Demonstrating the phonological awareness skills of rhyme, beginning sounds of words, speech sound to letter correspondence, and recognizing beginning sight words. Find several activities included; such as word family houses, rhyming Memory-type game, initial sound sorting.
Holding a book right side up and telling a story from a wordless picture book. Find included two wordless picture mini-books.
Making up a story based on a drawing. Find included a picture story activity.
Writing their name; which students will do on their picture.
The materials and activities in this resource provide some examples & practice of those skills in action, as listed above, with explanations and further ideas.