These five hands-on and interactive activities for Reading Street Kindergarten Unit 5 Week 4 features the story The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Each activity is aligned with the CCSS and represent the key skills for this week’s lessons.
Activity 1: Bubblegum Words
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds.
2 game sheets, 24 gumball /u/ words, 24 definition cards, skill, directions, answer key
Activity 2: High Flying Nouns
Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/
1 game sheet, 24 noun cards, 4 noun kites with 12 “bows” (person, place, etc.), skill, directions, teacher tip
Activity 3: A Train of Thought
Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
1 game sheet, 33 text-based comprehension cards, worksheet, skill, directions, answer key, teacher tip
Activity 4: At a Set Time
Describe the relationship between illustrations/text
1 April calendar (time words), 14 text strips with pictures, 14 sentences (nouns), skill, directions, teacher tip
Activity 5: On the Right Track
Identify the main topic & retell key details of a text
4 original stories, engine and passenger game sheets, 4 sets of story pictures to sequence, skill, directions, teacher tip