This lesson builds vocabulary and phonological awareness by recognizing and counting smaller words in compound words. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview two compound words and their smaller words: sandbox, mailbox, box, sand, and mail,
• read the words in sentences and puzzle blocks,
• count the number of smaller words in each word,
• identify and read sight words in phrases and sentences,
• answer literal comprehension questions, and
• trace color-coded compound words.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.2.2b: Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
RF.3.3c: Read common high-frequency words by sight.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.1.1e: Use the most frequently occurring prepositions.
Also: RF.4.4, L.1.2c, L.3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
3.D: Identify and read at least 25 high-frequency words from a commonly used list.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
5.B: Recognize that compound words are made up of shorter words.
16.A(iv): Understand and use prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing.
Also: 1.A, 15, 17.A
This guided-reading pack is the tenth and final lesson of Book 9
from the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.
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.
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