Reading

Week of January 16-19

In Reading, we typically work on many SOLs at one time, as they all build on one another.

Shared Reading Books: The Mitten by Jan Brett

Literacy Activities:  We will identify our favorite characters in a shared reading story.  We will write winter words located around the room.  We will identify and write the ending sounds in words.  We will build sight word sentences, write & illustrate those sentences.  We will match short /a/ words to pictures.  We will build, read, and write sight words.  We will create a paper bag mitten with animals to practice retelling our shared reading book.

Fundations:

Unit 1:

Week 1: Letters/ Sounds for T, B, F  

Week 2: Letters/ Sounds for M & N

Week 3: Letters/ Sounds for I & U

Week 4: Letters/ Sounds for C & O  

Week 5: Letters/ Sounds for A & G  

Week 6: Letters/ Sounds for D & S

Week 7: Letters/ Sounds for E & R

Week 8: Letters/ Sounds for P & J

Week 9: Letters/ Sounds for L, H, K

Week 10: Letters/ Sounds for V & W

Week 11: Letters/ Sounds for X & Y

Week 12: Letters/ Sounds for Q & Z

Unit 2:

Week 1:  We will learn to “tap” sounds to read 3-letter words.  We will put the letters of the alphabet in order.

Week 2: We will continue to practice tapping sounds to read 3-letter words.  We will learn how to write capital letters A-H. 

Week 3: We will continue to practice tapping sounds to read 3-letter words.  We will learn how to write capital letters I-P. 

Week 4: We will put the letters of the alphabet in order.  We will tap sounds to blends words.  We will learn how to write capital letters Q-Z.

Unit 3:

Weeks 1 & 2: We will continue to practice tapping sounds to read 3-letter words.  We will also spell & write words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Sight Words:

Red Words: I, see, red, a, my, yellow, we, is, orange, at

Orange Words: can, black, go, to, brown, an, me, white, am, it, green, one

Yellow Words: like, pink, and, the, gray, two, in, blue, three, here, be, four

Green Words: will, are, for, but, that, have, play, no, said, you, do, where

Blue Words: not, up

Writing Workshop: In our writing journals, we’ll work on using “finger spaces” to write sentences about mittens and snowmen.

Poetry Journals: We use poetry journals to learn concept of word, identify sight words and rhyming words, and to practice tracking print.  We also use poetry journals to practice building sentences and reading them.

This week’s poem: I’m a Little Penguin

Poems we have learned:

  • I’m a Little Snowman
  • I’m a Little Reindeer
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Mr. Turkey
  • I Like
  • Mr. Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Go, Go, Go!
  • Picking Apples
  • Five Little Firemen
  • I See
  • My Family

 

Additional Books We Are Reading: 

  • Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie’s Snow Day
  • Skippy Jon Jones: Snow What
  • Curious George’s Snowy Day
  • All You Need for a Snowman
  • Footprints in the Snow
  • The Snow Day
  • The Snow Dog
  • The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: First Facts

Reading Groups:  

 

  • Purple Fish: 
  • Blue Dogs:
  • Green Frogs:
  • Yellow Ducks: