This week’s lesson in Reading Street Kindergarten for Unit 1 Week 5features the story titled Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka. I have created activities that support the CCSS for kindergarten as shown in this week’s reading series. Use these 6 hands-on activities in your literacy centers with adult guidance or make black and white copies for parents to work on at home with their child for additional skill practice. Although I am not affiliated with this curriculum, my materials are designed to be used in conjunction with this series.
Activity 1: Mountain Mouse (game 1) and Spare Tire ( game 2)
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds
1 game sheet with skill card, game directions, and answer key for game 1
1 truck poster with 24 game cards, skill card, game directions, and answer key for game 2
Activity 2: A Smash Hit!
Use illustrations & details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
1 game sheet with 33 text-based comprehension cards, skill card with game directions, answer key
Activity 3 Location, Location, Location
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions
1 game sheet with mouse cards, skill card and game directions
Activity 4: Farmer’s Market
Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
Character and sequence cards (in text), 15 question cards, skill card, game directions, answer key
Activity 5: Keep On Trucking!
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable words
Game sheet, truck game tokens, onset cards for /m/ /h/ /p/ /b/, skill card, directions, answer key, worksheet
Activity 6: Nouns Abound!
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs
20 noun pictures for people/animals with 20 riddle cards, writing prompt, skill card, directions, answer key