This lesson builds oral vocabulary and literal comprehension by comparing and contrasting adjectives. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview two nouns and two contrasting adjectives: button, table, round, and square,
• preview a book cover and inside page,
• read stories and answer questions about contrasting adjectives,
• identify meaning of descriptive sentences, and
• trace color-coded adjectives.
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.3.5b: Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
16.A(iii): Understand and use descriptive words.
Also: 1.A, 4.A, 15, 17.A, 21.B
This prereading pack is the second lesson of Book 8
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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