Kinderplans integrates literature in all the lesson plans. Well-known and loved literature selections are chosen to incorporate key learning outcomes within a balanced literacy approach to learning. This specific unit uses “Library Lion” by Michelle Knudson. This mini-unit is included in the complete literacy program, which was designed to meet the majority of the core curriculum outcomes.
Shared Reading Using the Emergent Readers
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Shared Reading Follow-Up
The companion emergent reader “Lion Likes to Read” would be used as a follow-up to model the reading process to teach early reading skills such as the ones displayed below:
Alphabet Letters: Ll for “lion” and Bb for “bear”
Pre Primer Sight Words: a, in, is
All units include engaging related follow-up literacy games and activities. These focus on specific concepts that are part of the Guided Reading, Alphabet, Sight Words Program. In completing the program all letters and sounds and Pre-primer sight words would be introduced. In this unit the focus is on letters “Ll and Bb”, phonemic/phonological awareness activities.
Sight Word Activities
Each unit focuses on specific sight words that were introduced in context of using the reader “Lion Likes to Read”. The games displayed on the left would be played in conjunction with learning the focus sight words: a, is and in.
Art and Writing Activities
- The students color the book template and cut it out. This could also be copied onto colored paper.
- Students will draw a picture of what they like to read about on the template provided. This would be cut out and glued to the front of the book template.
- Copy hands onto cardstock and cut them out and glue them to the book template as displayed in the photograph.
- Glue the head shot behind the book template.
- The students write about what they like to read, using the templates provided. Younger students would have the words scribed.