Kinderplans integrates literature in all the lesson plans. Well-known and loved literature selections are chosen to incorporate key learning outcomes within a balanced literacy approach to learning. This approach has proven to be the most effective in teaching young learners. This specific unit uses the Clifford series by Norman Bridwell.
All alphabet letters/sounds and sight words begin with using popular literacy selections for modeled reading. In this set of lesson plans, the teacher would use any of her favorite Clifford books to read during modeled reading time.
Shared Reading Follow-Up
The companion emergent reader “Fox and the Big Dog” would be used as a follow-up to model the reading process and to introduce the following:
Alphabet Letters: Dd for “dog” and Xx for “fox”
Pre Primer Sight Words: big, jump, play, funny
Alphabet and Rhyming Literacy Center Games and Activities
Spin and Print
Playing partners spin and print the letter of the focus initial letter sound represented in the picture they landed on.
Draw and Print
Students draw a picture card and print the letter of the focus initial letter sound represented in the picture.
Picture Mnemonic Printing Activity
Students will be involved with focus letter picture mnemonic printing activities as displayed in the photograph below.
Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness and Rhyming Activities
Rhyming, phonemic and phonological awareness activities are always addressed within the units. This Clifford unit includes suggestions and activities in relation to developing these skills.
Sight Word Literacy Center Games and Activities for
Spin and Print
Playing partners spin and print the focus sight word.
Roll and Print
In this game focus sight words are printed on a blank die. Students roll the die and print the focus sight word on the templates provided.
Roll, Move and Say
Playing partners take turns rolling a die and moving their game players accordingly on the game board provided. They must say the sight word that they landed on.
Draw and Say
Playing partners take turns drawing a word card and saying the word displayed. They get to keep the card if it is read correctly.
All lesson plan units include a follow-up writing and craft activity. The students would complete the craft/writing activity displayed below. The templates to complete the craft are provided within the unit. The writing template is also included.
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