Reading Street Kindergarten features Building Beavers by Kathleen Martin James which is in Unit 6 Week 3. These five hands-on and interactive activities enhance the key skills for this week’s lessons. Use these activities in your literacy centers with adult support or send black and white copies to parents for home support. Although I am not affiliated with this curriculum, my materials are designed to be used in conjunction with this series.
Activity 1: Sounds Like a Winner!
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds
6 phonics topic cards, 54 game cards
skill page with directions
Activity 2: The Best Nest
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
12 comprehension cards, The Main Idea poster with 6 original stories/captions,
skill page with directions, answer keys
Activity 3: Busy Beaver
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
1 game sheet with 33 comprehension cards,, 9 animal cards for “habitat building” discussion
skill page / directions, answer key, teacher tip
Activity 4: Show and Tell
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts
1 game sheet with 24 sentence cards, 20 “fix it” sentences, worksheet, Booklet Cover
skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip
Activity 5: Where the Action Is
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs
1 game sheet with 24 picture cards, 12 cards for charades, 24 cards for “I’m Thinking of an Action”
skill page with directions, answer key