Do you love to have coordinating read-alouds and guided reading books? Coordinating graphic organizers and foldables to use with either the guided reading books or read aloud? How about writing to text writing prompts that are also differentiated? Vocabulary cards? Sight word flash cards for each level of reader? Plus pocket chart activities and science as well? Centers that are differentiated and coordinated to the topic of study? All at the perfect level for your “beginning/emergent readers”? Then, this is the series for you! (And I love that it is non-fiction and uses many real photos!)
Specifically in this unit you will find the following:
-A discussion “hook” activity to kick it all off!
-a read aloud that uses real pictures
-3 levels of emergent readers (using real pictures) to use in guided reading in color and black and white (easy, medium and hard-with varying levels of length and complexity of vocabulary.) All of the texts cover the same basic material/topic. Predictable text. Color coded by level with matching sight word flash cards for easy guided reading planning!
-circle maps in color and black and white (16 in all - 8 color/8 black and white)
-a “t-chart” (can, has, is chart) in color and black and white: The Beach
-6 foldables to use for collecting information as you go back into the text. Topics: vocabulary, 5 Senses at the beach (one for each sense)
-3 different “Trifoldables” activities to use with the guided readers as a writing "response to text" activity
- Surveys: Have you ever been to the beach? What is your favorite thing to do at the beach?
-Writing prompts about the beach to write about what they have learned- each prompt is scaffolded in 3 ways for differentiation
-“K-W-L” Beach chart to use all along the way
-vocabulary cards to use for the read aloud/guided reading/writing/word wall
-Using my 5 senses at the beach- anchor chart with 5 senses, foldables for each sense, circle map for each sense in color and black and white
-Compound word pocket chart sorting activity with response sheet so that it can be used in a center
-Mixed up/scrambled sentences (using real photos) and 2 different response sheet so it may be used in a center (can also be used in guided reading and full group)
-“Write the Room” cards using real photos and 7 different response sheets to differentiate this activity
Depending on how many of the coordinating activities you decide to use, this unit can a few days or a week! With this high interest topic, your children will be engaged and having fun while getting much needed exposure to informational non-fiction texts! The best part is it is all designed and coordinated together, so in this one resource, you will have much of your full group/shared reading, guided reading and even some centers planned out and ready to go! (Send home one of the black and white copies of the emergent readers and you have homework, too!)