Want to make your life A LOT easier? I have created PowerPoints for all 160 lessons of Kindergarten Open Court reading program (2008 edition)! Here's Unit 5 (Shadows). I have switched the themes of the units to go more with the school year. For example Shadows is in February for Groundhog Day. The green and blue sections remain sequential. The change is the stories and vocabulary for the theme of the unit. I have been using them for 7 years now and totally revamped them this summer to be even better....each presentation follows the lesson exactly as it appears in the teacher's manual...from the green phonics section to the blue grammar, usage, and mechanics. Workbook pages are scanned in for easier teaching, and the Pickled Peppers book and Alphabet Book big books are scanned into the presentations as well. They are very engaging for my kinders and make the pacing go much quicker. They are interactive (I have SmartBoard technology) although I also used them on just my white board before getting the SmartBoard. Great for second language learners...with a ton of pictures to help them connect with new vocabulary. It's good stuff....
multiple slides per lesson