I Wanna Iguana Literacy Lesson Plans

This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “I Wanna Iguana” by Karen Kaufman Orloff.  This lesson plan is part of a nine-week program (or longer) to meet the majority of the Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten curriculum outcomes within a  balanced literacy approach.  

Shared Reading With Emergent Readers

Color Version of Reader

Black and White Version of Reader

Shared Reading Follow-Up

The companion emergent reader “The Best Pet” would be used a follow-up to reading the literature selection.  The color version of the reader would be projected for all the students to view.  The teacher would model the reading process teaching early reading skills, the focus alphabet letters and sight words. After the interactive component would be completed.

Alphabet Letters: Ii for “iguana”

Sight Words: make, me, for, my

Literacy Center Ideas

Alphabet and Rhyming Literacy Center Games and Activities

The games displayed above are follow-up activities that are used to reinforce what has been taught using the emergent reader as an introduction to the focus skills.  A collage of the activities/games are provided in the photograph.

Suggested Sight Word Activities

Sight Word Literacy Center Games and Activities 

All units include sight word games and activities to reinforce what was introduced within context of the reader.  In the Guided Reading, Alphabet, Sight Word Literacy Program all Pre-Primer words are introduced. The focus sight words are:  make, me, for, my.

Writing and Craft Suggestions

Using the template found within the unit to complete the writing and craft activities displayed. The students will write about and draw what animals they would like as pets.

Note: There are many online “how to draw” resources that would be great to use for this project!