This Reading Street Kindergarten packet features the story Mayday! Mayday! A Coast Guard Rescue by Chris Demarest in Unit 5 Week 2. of the series. These five hands-on activities are aligned with CCSS and target the key objectives for this week’s lessons. Have fun while teaching!
Activity 1: “X” Marks the Spot
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words
20 substitution cards, treasure chest, 20 direction cards for north, south, east, west, compasses
20 “x” cards, skill, directions, answer key
Activity 2: A Domino Effect
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text
3 original cause-effect stories, 9 cause-effect cards, skill, directions, teacher tip
Activity 3: To the Rescue!
Describe the relationship between illustrations & the story in which they appear.
1 game sheet, 33 cards, skill, directions, answer key
Activity 4: Call Into Question
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
4 question game sheets, 24 sentence cards, wh words and question marks, pictures, skill, directions, tip
Activity 5: Go In the Right Direction
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions
18 direction cards for prepositions, pictures, skill, directions, teacher tip