This packet supports the CCSS skills found in this week’s Reading Street Kindergarten Unit 4 Week 1 series that features the book titled Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle. These hand-on activities are also suitable for older pre-k students and students in first grade who need additional practice with early foundation skills.
Activity 1: Know By Heart and “Hands-On” Sounds
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds.
1 heart poster game sheet, 36 heart cards, 3 hand poster game sheets with letter squares (for substitution) activity card,
skill with directions.
Activity 2: Catch Some Rays
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs
Window game poster (nouns), sun with 22 game cards (sentences), 22 associated noun pictures, skill with directions
Activity 3: There’s No Place Like Home
Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Game sheet with 27 comprehension cards, role playing story pictures, skill, directions, teacher tip
Activity 4: Place Your Order
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
3 original stories with 12 pictures for sequencing; 6 before/after pictures,skill, directions
Activity 5: Speak Up
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly
12 cards for giving directions, skill, directions, teacher tip