It is recommended that teachers review activities and read the associated directions and/or lesson plan ideas prior to using them with their students. In some cases, the activities are very open-ended and are best used in conjunction with paper/pencil activities or when students are paired and working on a single computer. If the directions and/or lesson plans are not obvious, a link is provided within the description of the resource.
Kindergarten students participate in the enjoyment of reading through listening and discussion. They retell familiar stories and also tell stories for others to write down. They begin to write and draw pictures for other readers. They learn about the alphabet, words and sounds (phonemic awareness), and how to apply what they have learned by matching words to beginning and ending sounds, orally blending sounds into words, rhyming words, and reading simple sentences. Students listen and respond to age-appropriate classic and contemporary literature, nursery rhymes, alphabet books, and beginner's dictionaries. They begin to learn the rules of Standard English and more about communicating with others.
Concepts of Print: Analyze words, recognize words, and learn to read grade-level text fluently across the subject areas.
Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Nothing at this time.
Follow words read aloud from left to right and from top to bottom of the page.
Nothing at this time.
Know that print is spoken words written down and has meaning.
Shower of Stars — Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
Oh, yes it can —Informational story then goes into blending sounds to make words
Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed.
Listen to and experience a wide variety of children's literature including alphabet books, informational stories, classic and contemporary literature, and nursery rhymes.
Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.
Identify and sort common pictures/words into basic categories (e.g., colors, shapes, foods).
The Messy Attic — fun game starts out low and works up to higher levels of thinking.
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