Explanation of the Guided Reading Sight Word – Alphabet Program
An explanation of the program can be found in the video below:
Sample Lesson Plan Unit
Literature Selection for Developing Key Reading Skills and Reading Workshop
The literature selection for this specific lesson plan unit is based on the book Library Lion written by Michelle Knudsen. These literature selections and follow-up Alphabet/Sight Word emergent readers are used to introduce skills required for learning key reading concepts. They can also be used for Reading Workshop focusing on making connections, asking questions, visualizing or drawing inferences.
Metacognition Thinking Prompts
-It reminds me of…
-I never though about…
-I just learned…
Shared Reading Follow-Up Emergent Reading
The companion emergent reader “Lion Likes to Read” would be used as a follow-up to model the reading process and to introduce early reading skills in a balanced literacy approach.
All black and white versions of the readers include an interactive and non-interactive option. This interactive option adds another layer of developing reading comprehension and word skills. In this unit the students cut an paste the correct “b” pictures to match that displayed in the text.
New A booklet version of the readers has been recently added. This version would be run through the copier, folded and stapled with the teacher instructing the copier to do so. Instructions on how to do this are found within the program outline. This will vary depending on your copier’s capabilities. This allows educators to quickly reproduce a quality reading selection that addresses key curriculum outcomes in a balanced literacy approach.
Alphabet Letters: Ll for “lion” and Bb for “bear”
Dolch Pre Primer Sight Words: a, in, is
Word Family: ap
Alphabet and Rhyming Literacy Center Games and Activities
The games outlined below are follow-up activities that are used to reinforce what has been taught using the emergent reader as an introduction to the focus skills. A collage of the activities/games are provided in the photograph below.
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 displayed in the picture collage below.
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. These lesson plans include suggestions and activities in relation to developing these skills.
Sight Word Literacy Center Games and Activities – All Dolch Pre-primer Sight Words Are Addressed In Program
Spin and Print
Playing partners spin and print the focus sight words (a, in, is).
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 themes include a follow-up writing and craft activity. The students would complete the craft/writing activity displayed below. The templates to complete this activity are found within the unit. The teacher copies the book template onto colored paper, students draw a picture of what they like reading about and add it to the cover of the book. A head shot and hands would be added as displayed in the photograph displayed below. The writing component would also be completed.
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