This PowerPoint contains four lessons that build oral vocabulary by identifying conceptual categories of familiar words. Each lesson has 20 slides organized in incremental steps with methodical repeated practice using detailed illustrations and animated graphics.
In each lesson, the child will
• preview and review vocabulary,
• follow directions,
• answer questions, and
• identify categories.
Lesson 1: colors, blue, red, yellow, green, circle
Lesson 2: colors, black, white, brown, orange, star
Lesson 3: colors, pink, purple, gray, gold, square
Lesson 4: shapes, circle, star, square, triangle
Common Core Standards – ELA.K
L.1.1b: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
L.3.5a: Sort common objects into categories (e.g. shapes, foods) to gain a sense of concepts the categories represent.
L.3.5b: Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites.
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills – ELA.K
1.A: Recognize that spoken words can be represented by print for communication.
1.C: Demonstrate the one-to-one correspondence between a spoken word and a printed word in text.
1.F: Hold a book right side up, turn its pages correctly, and know that reading moves from top to bottom and left to right.
3.D: Identify and read at least 25 high-frequency words from a commonly used list.
5.A: Identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations.
This presentation features Lessons 1–4 of Book 3
from the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.
A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.
For more PowerPoint lessons, please click on the following links:
• Book 1: Separate Words in Sentences
• Book 2, Lessons 1–3: Identify Syllables 1
• Book 2, Lessons 4–5: Identify Syllables 1
• Book 2, Lessons 6–8: Blend Onsets & Rimes 1
• Book 2, Lessons 9–10: Blend Onsets and Rimes 1
• Book 3, Lessons 5–7: Identify Categories
• Book 3, Lessons 8–9: Identify Categories
• Book 3, Lesson 10: Identify Categories
For supporting lessons, please click on the following links:
• Book 3 printed version
• Coloring and Tracing Book 3
• More lessons on categories
“Developmentally appropriate and challenging for all ages striving to learn English. The Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program will ensure success for every scholar that embarks on a path to learn the English language.”
- Dr. Patricia A. McNames, former teacher, middle school guidance counselor, elementary principal, and associate professor.