This lesson builds oral vocabulary and phonological awareness by separating words in sentences. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview four animal words: cat, dog, bird, and fish,
• separate the words in simple sentences by pointing,
• review key vocabulary, and
• trace the first letter of each animal word.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.1.1c: Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
Also: RF.1.1a, RF.1.1b, RF.4.4, L.1.1b, L.1.2c
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
1.E: Recognize that sentences are comprised of words separated by spaces and demonstrate the awareness of word boundaries.
Also: 1.A, 1.C, 1.F, 3.D, 17.A
This prereading pack is the sixth lesson of Book 1
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.
This lesson connects to "Identify Categories: Lesson 6, Book 3 (Newitt Prereading Series)"
. The companion lesson builds comprehension skills using vocabulary introduced here.
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