This lesson builds vocabulary and phonemic awareness by changing phonemes (sound units) to recognize new words. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview the letter sounds /d/, /m/, /b/, and /w/,
• preview eight one-syllable words: day, May, Tray, play, ball, wall, tall, and falls,
• recognize new words by changing the first letters,
• read the words in sentences,
• identify and read sight words in phrases and sentences,
• answer literal comprehension questions, and
• trace color-coded letters and words.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.2.2c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllables in spoken words.
RF.2.2d: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (CVC) words.
RF.2.2e: Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
RF.3.3c: Read common high-frequency words by sight.
RF.3.3d: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
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
2.F: Blend spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words.
2.H: Isolate the initial sound in one-syllable spoken words.
3.C: Recognize that new words are created when letters are changed, added, or deleted.
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
16.A(iv): Understand and use prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing.
Also: 1.A, 3.D, 4.A, 5.A, 15, 17.A
This guided-reading pack is the eighth lesson of Book 14
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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