Sep212018

High Frequency Word Activities for Pre-K

Literature Selections

Sight Word Alphabet Program and Addressing Pre-K Sight Word Knowledge Each mini literacy unit includes activities that encompass learning all Pre-Primer Dolch sight words in a balanced literacy approach.  Listed below is the order in which these units are suggested to teach and also the focus sight words addressed in each unit.  Each unit relates [...]

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Aug012018

Guided Reading Sight Word – Alphabet Program

Colour Version

Explanation of the Guided Reading Sight Word – Alphabet Program An explanation of the program can be found in the video below:   Sample Lesson Plan Unit Literature Selection for Developing Key Reading Skills and Reading Workshop The literature selection for this specific lesson plan unit is based on the book Library Lion written by Michelle [...]

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Jul172018

Good Night Gorilla Literacy

Good Night Gorilla Literacy

This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Good Night Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann. This lesson plan is part of a nine-week program (or longer) to meet the majority of the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten curriculum outcomes.  A balanced literacy approach is used within the Kinderplans teaching resources.  This approach has proven to be the most effective [...]

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Jun022018

Little Cloud Literacy Lessons

Little Cloud Literacy

This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle and “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” written by Charles Shaw. This lesson plan is part of a nine-week program (or longer) to meet the majority of the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten curriculum outcomes.  A balanced literacy approach is used within the Kinderplans teaching [...]

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Apr292018

Rainbow Fish Literacy Lesson Plans

Rainbow Fish Literacy

This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Rainbow Fish” written by Marcus Pfister.  Other similar selections written by this author could also be used for instructional purposes.  This lesson plan is part of a nine-week program (or longer) to meet the majority of the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten curriculum outcomes.  A balanced literacy approach is [...]

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Mar292018

Clifford the Big Dog Literacy Lesson Plans

Clifford Literacy Lesson Plans

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 approach has proven to be the most effective in teaching young learners.  This specific unit uses the Clifford series by Norman Bridwell.   Modeled Reading All alphabet [...]

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Feb222018

Mo Willems Pigeon Literacy for Pre-Kindergarten

Mo Willems Pigeon Literacy

Young learners love the Pigeon series written by Mo Willems.  I wanted to integrate his books into my learning activities.  In this “Mo Willems Pigeon Literacy Unit” the letters “Yy and Qq” and Dolch pre-primer words:  go, to, find, little are introduced.  The mini unit includes follow-up games, writing and craft activities.   Modeled Reading [...]

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Jan252018

The Day It Rained Hearts Literacy Lesson Plan

Rained Valentine Hearts Reader Color

The “Alphabet and Sight Word” curriculum is being revised.  It has had a few revisions over the years, this new revision will allow users a more step-by-step process that can be easily implemented.  It follows a balanced literacy approach for introducing the alphabet letters and their related sounds and all the pre-primer sight words.  This [...]

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Jan022018

Winter Theme Activities

Hibernation Video

This is a Science lesson plan related to the “Winter Theme”.  I will be introducing the concept of hibernation.  The video below captures the concept of hibernation effectively for young learners.  Click on the words “Hibernation Video” to view it. Hibernation Video Follow-Up Activity A discussion will follow about what the students learned in the [...]

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Nov132017

Phonics Sounds Ordering Guide

Alphabet Program Explained

Importance of Phonics Research has proven that phonics needs to be taught within our classrooms.  There are different approaches to teaching phonics, which are outlined in the link below:   Different Approaches to Teaching Phonics and Findings   Kinderplans Phonics Program The Kinderplans phonics program uses a combination of these approaches.  The video below provides [...]

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