In this video, students join Super Readers as they help bake a cake by following directions. Students learn that the steps to baking are to get the ingredients, measure and mix, and then bake. With the assistance of Alpha Pig, the Super Readers are able to use their spelling skills to find the ingredients necessary to make the cake. Alpha Pig is able to identify the different ingredients on the shelf by looking for the first letter of the word.
These activities provide examples of one-on-one student assessments that can be done informally in the classroom. Students will focus on the concepts of print as well as phonics.
This resource accompanies our Rethink Kindergarten ELA course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for Kindergarten ELA in Reading Foundational Skills.
This document provides a description of what each standard means a student will know, understand and be able to do. The "unpacking" of the standards done in this document is an effort to answer a simple question, "What does this standard mean that a student must know and be able to do?" and to ensure the description is helpful, specific and comprehensive for educators.
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This assessment and remediation guide contains resources (lessons, worksheets, games, songs, progress monitoring, and more) to develop a student's phonological awareness by determining a student's need(s).
In this lesson, students recognize and produce rhyming words. They are able to add or substitute sounds in simple words to make new words. Students will practice by reading nursery rhymes with similarly spelled words and identify the sounds of the letters that differ.
In this lesson, students become familiar with the short /u/ sound as they listen to Taro Yashima’s Caldecott Honor-winning book, Umbrella. Prereading activities build vocabulary and comprehension skills, a read-aloud introduces students to the sounds of the story, and concluding exercises allow students to apply their understanding of phonic elements in other contexts.
Using this Super WHY! video episode, students learn how to figure out clues using the story of "The Beach Day Mystery". Students will follow the alphabet, rhyme with -AIL words, and use the power to read to change the story! Whyatt and the other fairytale buddies have found a clue leading to treasure and they need a little help! The Super Readers fly into "The Beach Day Mystery" where they set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt adventure filled with clues, pirates, and of course, treasure!
Using this Super WHY! vidseo episode, students see the importance of making friends using the story of The "Three Little Pigs". Students also have the opportunity to practice the alphabet, identify the letters W, O, L and F, rhyme using words from the "ALL" family and use opposites to change the meaning of the story. Students follow along as Pig is building towers with blocks and Jill keeps knocking them down. The Super Readers fly into "The Three Little Pigs" story to have a discussion with the Big Bad Wolf, who certainly knows a thing or two about knocking things down. When all the huffing and puffing is done, Pig learns an important lesson about friendship.
In this lesson, letter-sound correspondences are taught within a meaningful context in an explicit, systematic, and extensive manner. This lesson uses onset-rime analogy to present word families and spelling patterns. An onset is the consonant letter before the vowel in a given word or syllable, and a rime is the vowel and consonants that follow the vowel in a given word or syllable. Thus, in the word bill, the onset is the letter b and the rime is the letters ill. Furthermore, this lesson supports cooperative and integrative learning where students and teacher learn together and carry out tasks collaboratively.
This lesson provides a framework for introducing students to short-vowel word families. Focusing first on the a family, students work together and individually to learn the word families –at, –an, –ap, and –ack. Teacher modeling is used to introduce the word sort, inviting students to compare, contrast, and reflect on these four word families. Students then work with a partner to practice sorting and reading words with increased speed and accuracy. As their skills and confidence improve, students are asked to sort, read, and write words individually. These lessons can also be adapted to teach other short-vowel word families.
- English Language Arts
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- International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English/ReadWriteThink
- Nancy mills
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