This product was designed to be used with ANY Jack and the Beanstalk text as well and informational text about plants. So pull those books out of your classroom library and make them anchor texts for reading narrative and informational text. I created this with my own class in mind, in fact, I'll be using it as my lesson plans next week!
All the activities follow a balanced literacy routine that include:
Speaking and listening
Reading Comprehension and Collaboration
On page 3 of the document, you will find that each activity has been aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Critical thinking skills have been integrated by using Venn Diagrams to find similarities and differences. The activities reference Marzano's text A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching.
Phonics and sight-word activities are included to support kindergarten children at mid-to-end of year. You will find word sorts, a sight word reader, sight word sentences and homework activity. The words selected include long vowel pairs, initial blends and digraphs.
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