Newitt Level 5 Literature and Grammar Series (Set of Four Books)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Level 5 Books
1. Identify Elements of Fiction and Poetry
2. Identify Elements of Nonfiction and Poetry
3. Use Nouns, Adjectives, and Prepositions
4. Use Prepositions, Pronouns and Past & Future Tense

In Level 5, the child will
• identify characters and settings as elements of a story,
• recognize sensory details using adjectives that describe taste, touch, sound, and sight,
• respond to poetry through rhymes and rhythm,
• follow directions for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe,
• identify signs with specific meaning (e.g. stop sign, exit sign),
• identify media (e.g. television, computer),
• use singular and plural nouns by adding an “s” at the end of regular nouns,
• use descriptive words for taste, touch, sound, and sight,
• use prepositions over, under, to, at, on, off, up, down,
• use pronouns I, me, you, he, she, we, they, you (plural), it, my, your, his, her,
• use past tense (with present tense) ate, saw, made, said, went, run, was, and
• use future tense (with present tense) will watch, will read, will listen.

First Book: Identify Elements of Fiction and Poetry

This book builds skills in reading and discussing fiction and poetry.

Lessons 1–4 focus on characters and settings as elements of fiction. Lessons 5–8 focus on sensory details of taste, touch, sound, and sight. In each lesson, the child will
• preview a story and key vocabulary,
• make and confirm predictions about the story,
• read the story and answer questions about key details,
• identify and discuss major events in the story,
• make inferences about the story,
• retell the story and connect to personal experience,
• discuss the big idea of the story, and
• identify the characters or settings as elements of literature (Lessons 1–4), or
• recognize and discuss sensory details in the story (Lessons 5–8).

Lessons 9–10 focus on elements of poetry. In each lesson, the child will
• preview rhyming and other words,
• identify and read one or more poems,
• respond to the rhymes of a poem,
• understand poetic structure by locating rhyming words, and
• respond to rhythm by clapping and counting the beats.

Stories, Poems, and Key Vocabulary:
Lesson 1 "The Gingerbread Man": gingerbread man, Roy, May, boy, girl, path, chases, catches, characters, setting
Lesson 2 "Chicken Little": Chicken Little, hen, duck, tells, tree, nut, falls, sky, tells, characters, setting
Lesson 3 "The Rabbit and the Frog": rabbit, horse, frog, forest, lake, stone, runs, fast, afraid, characters, settings
Lesson 4 "The Ant and the Bird": bird, ant, falls, flies, river, nest, friends, swim, rides, helps, characters, settings
Lesson 5 "The Boy and the Donkey": boy, donkey, carries, grass, apples, lemons, sweet, sour, tastes, eats, yum, yuck
Lesson 6 "Max Likes Water": Max, feet, head, bowl, bathtub, water, hot, cold, likes, not, outside
Lesson 7 "The Frogs and the Rooster": frogs, rooster, night, morning, loud, quiet, very, two, three, croak
Lesson 8 "The Peacock and the Crow": peacock, crow, feather, flower, pretty, funny, wears, looks, holds, finds, plays
Lesson 9 Poems "Bow, Wow, Says the Dog," "Bat, Bat": dog, hog, cat, rat, bow, wow, grunt, grunt, mew, mew, squeak, bat, hat, bake, cake, under, over, says
Lesson 10 Poems "One, Two, Tie My Shoe": two, shoe, four, door, one, three, tie, shut, six, sticks, eight, gate, ten, hen, four, five, seven, nine

Second Book: Identify Elements of Nonfiction and Poetry

This book builds skills in reading and discussing nonfiction texts and poetry.

Lessons 1–2 focus on elements of poetry. In each lesson, the child will
• preview rhyming and other words,
• identify and read one or more poems,
• respond to the rhymes of a poem,
• understand poetic structure by locating rhyming words, and
• respond to rhythm by clapping and counting the beats.

Lessons 3–6 focus on identifying the topic and details of nonfiction texts. In each lesson, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify a nonfiction text,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details,
• make inferences about the text,
• retell facts and provide evidence from the text,
• connect the text to personal experience,
• identify and discuss the topic, and
• discuss and locate details in the text.

Lesson 7 shows how to follow directions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In this lesson, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify a nonfiction text,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details, and
• discuss and identify commands and order words.

Lessons 8–10 build skills in identifying and discussing signs and media. In each lesson, the child will
• preview vocabulary and categories,
• identify a nonfiction text,
• make and confirm predictions about the text,
• read the text and answer questions about key details, and
• discuss and identify signs (Lessons 6 and 7), or
• discuss and identify kinds of media (Lesson 8).

Topics and Key vocabulary:
Lesson 1 Poems "Dance, Little Baby," "Two Little Birds": down, clown, sing, ding, baby, dance, bell, little, look, birds, Jack, Jill, hill, sit, one, fly
Lesson 2 Poems "Five Little Monkey," "Ten Little Fingers": monkeys, doctor, fell, bumped, bed, head, said, five, little, toes, nose, ears, tears, fingers, arms, mouth, eyes, smiles, ten, two, five
Lesson 3 "Bees Can Fly": animals, bees, things, wings, flowers, beehive, food, honey, fly, buzz
Lesson 4 "Trees Can Change": seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter, things, trees, leaf, leaves
Lesson 5 "The Cowboy Rides a Horse": person, cowboy, animal, horse, things, rope, hat, hay, boots, rides, feeds, throws
Lesson 6 "Chopsticks": things, chopsticks, bowl, dish, food, fish, rice, noodles, place, China, people, Pam, Ken, eats
Lesson 7 "How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich": food, peanut butter, jelly, bread, sandwich, thing, knife, cut, clean, eat
Lesson 8 "Signs": signs, stop sign, crosswalk sign, exit sign, bathroom signs, read, stop, cross
Lesson 9 "Things You Read": things, book, poster, magazine, newspaper, place, library, reads
Lesson 10 "Watch, Read, and Listen": things, television, movie, radio, computer, watches, reads, listens

Third Book: Use Nouns, Adjectives, and Prepositions

This book builds grammar skills in using singular and plural nouns, adjectives, and prepositions.

In Lessons 1–4, the child will
• read and count singular and plural nouns,
• trace and write color-coded plural nouns,
• answer questions using singular and plural nouns, and
• understand and identify nouns as a part of speech.

In Lessons 5–8, the child will
• understand adjectives by relating them to their opposites,
• read adjectives in phrases and sentences,
• trace and write color-coded adjectives,
• speak and answer questions using adjectives, and
• identify adjectives in sentences.

In Lessons 9–10, the child will
• understand prepositions by relating them to their opposites,
• read prepositions in phrases and sentences,
• trace and write color-coded prepositions,
• speak and answer questions using prepositions, and
• identify prepositions in sentences.

Key vocabulary:
Lesson 1: boy, boys, girl, girls, dog, dogs, cat, cats, one, two, three
Lesson 2: hen, hens, duck, ducks, tree, trees, nut, nuts, one, two, three
Lesson 3: rabbit, rabbits, frog, frogs, lion, lions, pig, pigs, one, two, three
Lesson 4: ant, ants, bird, birds, egg, eggs, rock, rocks, one, two, three
Lesson 5: sweet, sour, apple, orange, lemon, pickle, Carlos, eats
Lesson 6: hot, cold, water, sun, Max, feels, ice, snow
Lesson 7: loud, quiet, frog, lion, hear, queen, monkey
Lesson 8: pretty, funny, feather, flower, crow, peacock, clown
Lesson 9: over, under, hat, bat, mat, flies, jumps
Lesson 10: to, at, gate, Gale, goes, garden

Fourth Book: Use Prepositions, Pronouns and Past & Future Tense

This book builds grammar skills in using prepositions, pronouns, and past & future tense.

In Lessons 1–2, the child will
• understand prepositions by relating them to their opposites,
• read prepositions in phrases and sentences,
• trace and write color-coded prepositions,
• speak and answer questions using prepositions, and
• identify prepositions in sentences.

In Lessons 3–5, the child will
• preview pronouns,
• read and understand pronouns in sentences,
• trace and write sentences with color-coded pronouns,
• ask and answer questions using pronouns,
• identify meanings of pronouns, and
• understand pronouns as a part of speech.

In Lessons 6–9, the child will
• preview present and past tense verbs,
• read and understand present and past tense in sentences,
• trace sentences with color-coded present and past tense verbs,
• ask and answer questions using present and past tense,
• understand present and past tense as parts of speech,
• identify meaning of sentences with present and past tense, and
• identify present and past tense verbs.

In Lesson 10, the child will
• preview present and future tense verbs,
• read and understand present and future tense in sentences,
• trace sentences with color-coded present and future tense verbs,
• ask and answer questions using present and future tense,
• understand present and future tense as parts of speech,
• identify meaning of sentences with present and future tense, and
• identify present and future tense verbs.

Key vocabulary:
Lesson 1: on, off, hill, birds, boy, fly
Lesson 2: up, down, stairs, monkeys, go, jump, tree
Lesson 3: I, me, you, he, she, bee, sees, tree
Lesson 4: we, they, you (plural), it, iguana, tree, sea
Lesson 5: my, your, his, her, hat, horse, dog, turtle
Lesson 6: eat, ate, see, saw, rice, apple, fish, ant
Lesson 7: make, made, say, said, sandwich, hello, pie, yum
Lesson 8: go, went, run, ran, school, outside, home
Lesson 9: is, was, are, were, book, table, poster, wall
Lesson 10: will watch, television, will read, book, movie, radio

The activities in this series are aligned to the following standards:

Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RL.1.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.1.3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.2.4: Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
RL.2.5: Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
RL.3.9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
RI.1.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
RI.3.8: With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RF.2.2a: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
RF.3.3c: Read common high-frequency words by sight.
SL.1.1b: Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
L.1.1b: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
L.1.1c: Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.1.1e: Use the most frequent occurring prepositions.
L.1.2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
L.1.2c: Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
L.3.4b: Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.
L.3.5a: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
L.3.5b: Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
Also: RL.3.7, RL.4.10, RI.1.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.10, RF.4.4, L.3.6, SL.1.1b, SL.1.3, SL.2.4, SL.2.6, L.3.6

Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
2.C: Orally generate rhymes in response to spoken words.
4.A: Predict what might happen next in text based on the cover, title, and illustrations.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
5.A: Identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations.
5.C: Identify and sort pictures of objects into conceptual categories (e.g., colors, shapes, textures).
6.A: Identify elements of a story, including setting, character, and key events.
6.B: Discuss the big idea (theme) of a well-known folktale or fable and connect it to personal experience.
6.C: Recognize sensory details.
6.D: Recognize recurring phrases and characters in traditional fairy tales, lullabies, and folktales from various cultures.
7: Understand, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support understanding. Respond to rhythm and rhyme in poetry through identifying a regular beat and similarities in word sounds.
10.A: Identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read, referring to the words and/or illustrations.
10.B: Retell important facts in a text, heard or read.
10.C: Discuss the ways authors group information in text.
10.D: Use titles and illustrations to make predictions about text.
11.A: Follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments).
11.B: Identify the meaning of specific signs (e.g., traffic signs, warning signs).
12.A: Identify different forms of media (e.g., advertisements, newspapers, radio programs).
16.A(i): Understand and use past and future tenses when speaking.
16.A(ii): Understand and use nouns (singular/plural).
16.A(iii): Understand and use descriptive words.
16.A(iv): Understand and use prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing.
16.A(v): Understand and use pronouns (e.g., I, me).
16.B: Speak in complete sentences to communicate.
16.C: Use complete simple sentences.
17.A: Form upper- and lowercase letters legibly using the basic conventions of print.
17.B: Capitalize the first letter in a sentence.
Also: 1.A, 22
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Newitt Level 5 Literature and Grammar Series (Set of Four Books)
Newitt Level 5 Literature and Grammar Series (Set of Four Books)
Newitt Level 5 Literature and Grammar Series (Set of Four Books)
Newitt Level 5 Literature and Grammar Series (Set of Four Books)