Mini Lessons - Reading – Introduce/Practice/Assess - Kindergarten is a bundle that consists of mini lessons to introduce, practice, and assess kindergarten reading skills for literature, informational text, and early reading skills that kindergarten students need to be successful in learning to read, write, and spell. There are mini lessons for kindergarten reading skills that introduce reading skills, mini flip chart questions to help students practice the skills, and assessments of three sheets of four questions for each skill to help assess the skills. These products are sold individually as well.
These mini lessons, mini flip chart questions, and assessment sheets are also sold individually under each title as listed in the Table of Contents.
These mini lessons also appear in this Kindergarten product:
Mini Lessons – Reading – Kindergarten
These mini lessons, mini flip chart questions, and assessment sheets also appear in bundles of products in these Kindergarten products:
Print Concepts: Introduce/Practice/Assess – Kindergarten
Phonological Awareness: Introduce/Practice/Assess–Kindergarten
Phonics: Introduce/Practice/Assess – Kindergarten
Vocabulary: Introduce/Practice/Assess – Kindergarten
Comprehension - Literature: Introduce/Practice/Assess -
Comprehension - Expository: Introduce/Practice/Assess –
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Each mini lesson is designed to introduce a specific reading skill. This product includes 38 reading skills at the kindergarten level. Some of the skills have been broken down into several mini lessons due to the content of the skill. There are a total of 50 mini lessons for Kindergarten. The mini lessons are followed by mini flip chart questions and assessment sheets.
The mini lesson introduces a reading objective. There is a title, a listing of needed materials, Instruction, Practice, and Wrap-Up. The materials consist of one or more Instruction Transparencies and one or more Student Practice sheets. Every so often a mini lesson will list additional materials needed for the lesson. These are materials already commonly found in a classroom such as six sided dice, an erasable transparency marker, and plastic or paper counters. The pages labeled as Instruction Transparencies will need to be run off onto an overhead transparency sheet. The pages labeled as Student Practice will need to be run off so each student has a copy.
Each mini lesson is designed to introduce a specific reading objective. Once the mini lesson has been conducted, you may visit it again as a review or as a reteach for those students struggling with the objective.
The mini lesson teacher plans include all that is needed for each lesson. You need only make the number of copies needed and gather any materials as specified in the lesson plans. The type that is in bold italics (Tell the students) in each lesson plan is to be spoken aloud by the teacher to the students. Words in regular type (like this) are instructions for the teacher to follow in the lesson. Answers to any instruction and practice exercises are included within each mini lesson.
Mini Flip Charts
The mini flip charts are to be used as practice of the reading objective. Each flip chart page includes the two questions and answer choices, if applicable. There are 16 questions per objective. An answer key is also provided.
The teacher holds the flip chart. Students can be arranged as a whole class, small group, or individually. The teacher reads a question from the flip chart out loud to the students. For some questions, the teacher shows the flip chart to the students so that they can see the answer choices. For other questions, the teacher reads the answer choices out loud to the students. The students can announce their answer, write it down on a marker board or paper, whisper it to a partner, or come up and point to it on the flip chart.
There are two flip chart pages on each sheet. You will need to cut each piece of paper down the middle and put the flip chart cards in order. Once the flip chart cards have been cut, you may punch a hole in the top left corner and attach a loose leaf metal ring that opens and closes. This will allow you to flip the cards over. You may choose to make the copies on regular paper or on heavier cardstock. You may also choose to laminate each flip chart card. This will help the flip charts last much longer.
The mini flip charts are great for reviewing and reinforcing the objective while students have a few extra minutes during the school day. The flip charts could be used with students while waiting in line for lunch or an assembly. These flip charts can be used while students are taking turns using the restroom and are waiting for everyone to finish. They are ideal for the end of the day while waiting for the clock to tick off the minutes before dismissal. You can take them with you wherever you go because they are so portable.
There are three assessment sheets with four questions on each sheet. The four questions assess the reading objective introduced in the mini lesson and practiced with the mini flip charts. You may use the assessment sheets at any time. An answer sheet is provided.
Typically, the assessment sheets are used after the students have been through the mini lesson and have had a chance to practice the objective with the mini flip charts. Since there are three assessment sheets, you may choose to use only one sheet to assess and use the other two as additional practice or even use later to review the students’ knowledge and mastery of the reading objective.
Table of Contents
Mini Lessons – Reading – Introduce/Practice/Assess-Kindergarten
Skill Area Mini Lesson # Title
Print Concepts 1 Words That We Say Can Be Shown in Print
Print Concepts 2 Recognize Upper-and-Lower-Case Letters
Print Concepts 3 Match Spoken Words With Print
Print Concepts 4 Which Are Letters and Which Are Words
Print Concepts 5 Identify Sentences and Words
Print Concepts 6 Concepts About Print
Print Concepts 7 Recognize the Different Parts of a Book
Phonological Awareness 8 Recognize That a Sentence Is
Made Up of a Group of Words
Phonological Awareness 9 Recognize Syllables Orally
Phonological Awareness 10 Make rhymes to Spoken Words
Phonological Awareness 11 Recognize Rhyming Words and
Phonological Awareness 12 Recognize Words That Start with
the Same Sound
Phonological Awareness 13 Blend Beginning Sounds and
Rimes to Make Words
Phonological Awareness 14 Blend Phonemes to Make
Phonological Awareness 15 Identify the Beginning Sound in
Phonological Awareness 16 Divide One-Syllable Words into
Phonics 17a Recognize the Sounds of Letters - Consonants
Phonics 17b Recognize the Sounds of Letters - Vowels
Phonics 18a Decode Words: Vowel-Consonant (VC),
Consonant-Vowel (CV), Consonant-Vowel-
Phonics 18b Decode Words: Consonant-Consonant-Vowel-
Phonics 18c Decode Words: Consonant-Vowel-Consonant-
Phonics 18d Decode Words in Context: VC, CV, CVC, CCVC,
Phonics 19a Make New Words by Substituting, Adding, or
Taking Away Letters
Phonics 20 Read High-Frequency Sight Words
Reading Strategies 21 Make Predictions
Reading Strategies 22 Ask Questions About Text Read Aloud
Vocabulary 23a,b,c Recognize Action, Sequence,
Direction, Position, and Location
Vocabulary 24 Recognize Compound Words Are Made of
Two Smaller Words
Vocabulary 25a,b,c,d,e Arrange Pictures of Objects into
Vocabulary 26 Use a Picture Dictionary to Find Words
Comprehension Literature 27 Name the Characters, Setting, and
Main Events in a Story
Comprehension Literature 28a,b Identify Themes of Folktales
Comprehension Literature 29 Identify Words That Highlight the
Poetry 31a,b,c Recognize Rhythm and Rhyme in Poetry
Comprehension Literature 32 Retell Events From a Story Read
Comprehension Literature 33 Tell About Characters in a Story
and What They Do
Comprehension Expository 34 Tell the Topic of an Informational
Text Read Aloud
Comprehension Expository 35 Tell the Topic and Details of an
Informational Text Read Aloud
Comprehension Expository 36 Tell Facts Found in an
Informational Text Heard or
Comprehension Expository 37 Recognize How Authors Arrange
Information in Texts
Comprehension Expository 38 Make Predictions About Text
Using Titles and Pictures
Literature / Expository 46 Make Inferences Based on the
Cover, Title, Pictures, and
Plot of a Book