This lesson builds phonological awareness by producing words with the ending consonant blends “ld” and “lk.” In 24 pages, the child will
• preview words ending with “ld” and “lk,”
• read key words in context of related sentences,
• answer questions to distinguish words ending with the consonant blends,
• apply knowledge of the consonant blends to expanded vocabulary,
• identify words ending with “ld” and “lk,” and
• trace color-coded words.
This lesson covers 8 “ld” words and 8 “lk” words:
Words ending with “ld”: old, gold, child, hold, sold, told, cold, could
Words ending with “lk”: talk, walk, milk, chalk, sidewalk, crosswalk, stalk, yolk
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA First Grade
RF.1.2b: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
RF.1.3b: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
L.1.1a: Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA First Grade
2.D: Blend spoken phonemes to form one- and two-syllable words, including consonant blends.
21.A: Form upper- and lower-case letters legibly in text, using the basic conventions of print (left-to-right and top-to-bottom progression), including spacing between words and sentences.
This prereading pack is the sixth lesson of Book 2 from the Newitt First Grade Reading and Writing Program. 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.
Please print the lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that each page is 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
For First Grade Book 2, please click here
For First Grade Book 1, please click here
For more lessons on consonant clusters, please click here
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