English Language Arts Kindergarten
Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 1 b.
English Language Arts Kindergarten
Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 1 d.
This lesson will help expose students to other cultures and traditions.
The Vowel Family Skit
Scoop the Short Vowels
Forming Relationships Using Music and Rhythm--Our culture
Check with your school librarian to see what resources are available
25 Fun Learning Songs-lyrics on basic skills, alphabet, counting, safety rules, animal sounds, etc.
Kids Sing For Kids, 150 Songs, Lyrics Included (Direct Source Special Productions Inc.)
Alphabet Sing-Along Set, 26 lg. Alph. color cards & Sing Along Alph. Tape(Scholastic)
35 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing (Scholastic)
Sound Matching Sheets & Lessons That Build Phonemic Awareness (Scholastic)
Phonemic Awareness Activities (Scholastic)
Phonemic Awareness Songs & Rhymes
Fun Phonics Mini-Books (Scholastic)
Easy & Adorable Alphabet Recipes for Snacktime (Scholastic)
When Will I Read by Miriam Cohen
The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni
Animal Alphabet by Bert Kitchen
ABC by Bob Reese
ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
Letters and Sounds by Rosemary Wells
Word Family Wheels (Scholastic)
Books Are Better Than TV
Read To Me by Jacalyn Leavitt
PLEASE READ TO ME! By Elizabeth Rodgers
Teachers-Curtains! Familiar Plays for Little Actors by Diane Head
Learn-the-Alphabet PUPPET PALS-26 Reproducible stick puppets with stories
Puppets by Susan Canizares
25 Just Right Plays for Emergent Readers (Scholastic)
25 Emergent Reader Plays Around the Year (Scholastic)
25 Science Plays for Emergent Readers
A RAINBOW All Around Me by Sandra Pinkney
Let's Read About Squanto by Sonia W. Black
Ten Little Rabbits by Virginia Brossman & Sylvia Long
Tales From Around the World:
Teacher Book-Fun with Fairy Tales by Jo Ellen Moore & Joy Evens
Teaching With Cinderella Stories From Around the World (Scholastic)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aandema
Anansi the Spider
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Abuela's Weave by Omar S. Castaneda
Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco
The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston
Market Days by Madhur Jaffrey
Teaching Math with Rhyme & Rhythm:
Collaboration Math Books-12 adorable Rhyming math book (Scholastic)
Mother Goose Math (Scholastic)
Move & Learn Math Activities (Scholastic)
Children need to be exposed to other cultures and traditions, making connections through music, dance, art, poetry, stories, and acting.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
3. Demonstrate responsible emotional and cognitive behaviors.
4. Develop physical skills and personal hygiene.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Symbolization, classification, segmentation and blending, form conclusions
Invitation to Learn
Possible Extensions and Adaptations
Pair them with another child for the Invitation to Learn Activities-- Share one card or let them pick their card first--"Find the letter that your name starts with."
Extended Activities: Have students from your classroom put on the Short Vowel Skit for other classes.
Use Small Square White boards--write specific alphabet letters, write alphabet pairs, write vowels, write consonants, and sound out and spell three letter words.
Magnetic Letters--Find specific alphabet letters, find alphabet pairs, find vowels, find consonants and spell three letter words.
Phonetic Readers-Sound out letters to form words
Send a copy of the Short Vowel Family Skit home for the families to act out and reinforce.
Family bags—Alphabet flash card activities: Parent/child match, little/big letters separate and match, separate vowels from consonants, and sounding out and spelling three letter words.
Basic Skills Assessment--each quarter