This unit has a bunch of fun activities for centers, full group games (that are designed to enhance student engagement), pocket chart activities and more to enhance your letter studies with your children!
In this packet you will find 3 different sets of write the room cards, all things that begin with the letter a. You can find and use the one that best fits your needs. You may still find uses for the other sets, for word walls, vocabulary words, pocket chart activities. You will also find a “word bank” with the words. If you put those in page protectors and inside a folder (the version with the brads for holding hole punched pages), you have an “on the go” mini word wall for independent writing or another center!
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K.5 I can add drawings to add details.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
W.K1 I can write my opinion about something.
W.K2 I can write about something I know.
R.FK.4 I can read an emergent reader with purpose and understanding.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K3b I can say the long and short vowel sounds for the five major vowels.
RF.K3a I can say the sound of each of the letters of the alphabet.
You will find several different pocket chart activities that can also be used as center activities or as full group activities/games. (One is a Silly Socks game matching upper/lower case letters. Put up a “clothesline” and add some clothes pins for added fun and great fine motor skill practice! Another matching skunks to tree stumps
that has the students matching letter to picture with initial sound.) You will find Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards (and directions for doing this Kagan structure/ game), I have Who has, Graphic Organizers, writing paper with and without prompts. You will also find 3 different types of Write the Room answer sheets, worksheets for identifying objects with the beginning sound of /s/, and writing S practice sheets. There is a song sheet with the “sign language” S with a fun song. There is also an emergent reader for words that begin with S. I have also included a “On Top Of Spaghetti” Songbook! And I designed a game to go along with the "spaghetti/meatball" theme that has your students putting only those "meatballs" on the spaghetti that have pictures beginning with the /s/. It is a great way to enhance your letter studies and have fun while doing it!