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Pre-K Literacy Curriculum Unit Five: Explore Animals
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What is Pre-K Literacy ?
Pre-K Literacy Curriculum units are based upon the close read model. Each week you will focus on one text and each day look closely at that text. Pre-K Literacy is a 42 week literacy curriculum that includes lesson plans for oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, whole-group reading, whole-body and the art. Pre-K Literacy includes a weekly craft, skill check, follow-up practice sheets each day and SO much more! The units have been completely planned out for you, but with the ability for you to have them meet your individual needs.
Pre-K Literacy Curriculum is a simple print and teach literacy curriculum. No more tracking down ideas, books, printables, and writing! I have it covered!
What is included in Pre-K Literacy Curriculum?
-Teacher "simple read" lesson plans. You will not need to rewrite these lesson plans, unless you choose do. If so I have included editable lesson plans.
-Each week I have planned out the; big idea, focus standard, essential questions, story element focus, vocabulary words, life applied vocabulary focus, phonemic awareness piece, oral language, print awareness, whole-body and so much more!
Please note that Pre-K Literacy is based on one tradebook per week. You will need this book to teach the lesson. The full book listing is in the preview and below!
Unit Five: Explore Animals
Week 1: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrede (Giraffes)
Week 2: Cornelius by Leo Lionni (Alligators and Crocodiles)
Week 3: The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Caterpillars and Butterflies)
Week 4: The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright (Lions)
Week 5: The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Will Grace (Fish and Sharks)
Week 6: Bug Zoo by Disney Book Group (Bugs)
What skills are covered in Pre-K Literacy?
Pre-K literacy is WAY more than just a read-aloud program! Pre-K literacy covers SEVEN major areas of study each day!
Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Print Awareness, Read Aloud, Independent Practice, Whole-Body and The Arts
Below I will break down each of the above further!
Each week will be choosing a category of vocabulary words to the study. These "life-based" words will be on top of the vocabulary words found in the context of the book. These words are perfect for our youngest learners and ELL kiddos! Included are vocabulary picture cards, discrimination cards (realistic and fiction clip art), expansion of verbal vocabulary and following one and two-step directions using the words.
Phonological Awareness: The students will work on one area of phonological awareness each unit! This skill will be applied through the weekly poems! See below for the skills covered:
Unit 1: Repeating and Clapping Sentenceds
Unit 2: Syllables
Unit 3: Rhyming
Unit 4: Alliteration
Unit 5: Phoneme Identification
Unit 6: Blending
Unit 7: (a mixture of the above skills)
Print Awareness: Each week the students will work on the following print awareness skills:
Title, Author, Illustrator
Concepts of Print (illustration, sentence, word, letter)
Reader's Workshop: This is your "meaty" part of the lesson where you and the students interact with the text. See the systematic close read you will follow each week.
Monday- Build interest on the topic, predict, essential questions, read cold.
Tuesday- Build knowledge of unknown vocabulary
Wednesday- Text dependent questions (simple recall and story elements)
Thursday- Retell or Story Elements for the week
Friday- Week wrap up- assessment (optional), Craft, Recap
Independent and Hands-On Application: Each day there is an included practice sheet or assessment. These are completely OPTIONAL and are not necessary for the success of the lessons. Each week also includes a literacy center.
Whole-Body: Literacy learning can easily be paired with the whole-body. See below the skills covered each week.
Peer to Peer Interaction
The Arts: Pre-K Literacy also covers the arts. See below for the list of weekly skills.
Dance and Movement
A Note About Standards!
I am utilizing a variety of state and national standards to base the units. If you have a question about a particular standard, please send me an email!
Please view the preview to see the unit pictures and necessary books!
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