Pre-K, K And First Grade Zoo Fun Easy Reader is an easy/emergent reader, i.e. a resource pack focused on 1. teaching pre-kinders through first-graders how to read the sight words "this, is, a" while also 2. providing common zoo vocabulary words such as bear, camel, chimp, etc; and 3. giving the sight words for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the First Grade.
It's split into two convenient reading sections, one being in English and the other in Spanish.
If you now or possibly in the future have ELL/ESL students then note that the sight words are also included for Spanish.
The simple words "This is a/an..." are included in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lao, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Yoruba, Zulu. Thus by simply pointing at something and saying or showing the written words, you can use the phrase to teach countless concrete nouns.
There are also two elementary fun simple Word Searches students may use for seeking the zoo animal words.
Also included, of course, are photos of the animals, which you can via cut-and-paste use to also make flash/trading cards, bingo games, etc.
COMMON CORE USAGE: This is for example excellent for: English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Informational Text » Kindergarten: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. For example you model-read to the students and have them do a chorus read-along but you also follow up by a discussion of the text.
Then, an example of Common Core application can be: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 says “With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.”
So, you can discuss details about each of the animals such as how big or tall it is, what it looks like, etc.
As another example of a Common Core teaching application, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 says “With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.”
So, you can see if the students could tell you that the main topic is animals. You can also ask if they remembered what the elephant in the reading looked like, etc.
So, Easy Readers/Emergent readers like this are simple to the eye but in fact powerful tools for teaching literacy and reading comprehension.
This resource is recommended for individual and whole class usage, Pre-kinder/kinder Reading Centers, Literacy Centers, etc.
Some other approaches to teaching the sight words could be having students use clay to model them, do regular writing of the words along with stick picture drawings of the non-sight word vocabulary photos, do a chant/rhyme song spelling the words etc.
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SPANISH used in some resources in my store is more the informal Latino Spanish actually used by most students from Latin America than the formal Castillian of Spain; so there are some differences in grammar, spelling and or vocabulary even as there are with American and British English.
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