What's Kickin' in Kindergarten
Reading a Sight Word Book
Unit 2, "A Colorful Time with Rhythm and Rhyme"
We are starting our 2nd Unit of Study this week! In this fun unit we focus on these questions:
- Which sound should I make when I see (a) letter(s)?
- What skills should I be using to help me understand the text?
The students will be learning to listen for rhythm and rhyming words within stories. We will read poems using wall charts, modeled writing, and in informational books. Each class will also be looking at colors, learning to spell the color words, and using these words in their writing to describe objects. In this early stage of writing, students use a combination of drawing, dictation, and writing to retell poems and stories.
Students will be able to independently use their learning to…
- Make letter sounds.
- Show the way a book should be read (top to bottom, left to right).
- Listen and take turns.
- Recognize letters in the alphabet.
- Sketch and dictate to tell a story.
- Explain and narrate a familiar event.
Students will understand that…
- Print tells a story.
- All letters have a name and at least one sound.
- The order of letters in words creates specific sounds.
- Words are read left to right, top to bottom.
- Punctuation has meaning.
- We use certain rules when we communicate with others
Letters, Sight Words,Vocabulary, and Reading Strategies
Review all the letters of the alphabet. Please keep practicing the Fluency Folder every night with your child. This practice makes a huge difference in their learning!
We will be introducing the short vowel sounds this week in our Phonics Lessons:
· /ᾰ/, /ῐ/, /ǒ/, /ῠ/, /ḝ/
Sight words for this unit are:
Week 1: and, you
Week 2: in, my
Week 3: it, go
Week 4: big, is, me
Our new vocabulary words are:
author-a person who writes a story
illustrator-a person who makes pictures for a story
Our new Reading Strategy is "Lips the Fish". We will practice getting our mouths ready to say the first sound in a word to help us learn the word. We will continue using our "Eagle Eyes" strategy where we look at the picture to learn words.