In addition to skills listed in Unit 1, 2 and 3. Students will be
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a story
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in informational
text (with prompting and support)
Recognize common types of texts (ie: storybooks, poems)
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of
characters in a story (with prompting and support)
Actively engage in group reading
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text
(with prompting and support)
Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts of the same topic (with prompting and support)
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language
by a specific sequence of letters
Count, pronounce, blend and segment syllables in spoken
Blend and segment onsets and rhymes of single syllable spoken
Produce primary (most frequent sound) for each consonant
Read emergent reader texts with purpose and understanding
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose
informative texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic
Use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to narrate a
single event or a sequence of events and provide a reaction to what happened
Recall information from experiences or gather information from
provided sources to answer a question (with guidance and
Confirm understanding of a text by asking and answering
questions about key details
Use question words (Who, what, when, where, why, how)
Use frequently occurring prepositions (to, from, in, out, on,
off, for, of, by, with)
Produce and expand complete sentences in group activities
Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun "I" and
Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and
adjectives and relate them to their opposites
Use words and phrases acquired thru conversations, reading and
being read to
READ! READ! READ!
Encourage your child to read new and exciting books!!!
Go to the library and look around and talk about all the different kinds of books. What seems interesting?
Take a number of books from your home library or books from school and talk about how the stories and books are the same and different!
In the car, look out the window and call out the different things you see. Then name all the rhymes you can think of! Be silly..make up words!
After reading books or watching television, have your child ask you questions about the story or show?
If who, when, where, and why questions seems difficult for your child, break them down into what questions..what person (who), what time (when), why (what reason, how come)
Make up word flashcards (using words with multiple syllables) place them face down on the floor. Get a ball or beanbag and have your child throw the ball or beanbag onto one of the cards. Read the word and have your child count or jump the number of syllables.
Write letters on the back of index cards and then hide them all over the house. Set a timer for 20 seconds. Have your child try and find as many as he or she can. Then talk about the letter and associated sound.
Grab a pillow case or bag and put different items inside. Have your child reach in and feel the object (don't peek!). Talk about how it feels and what the opposite would be!
Take turns taking a stuffed animal or ball and placing it in different locations. The other person has to describe where the animal or ball is (in, out, on, off,above,below, etc.)