All About Me Activities

Lesson Plans Align With Common Core Standards

These theme lesson plans are perfect to use at the beginning of the school year.  Your eager young learners will be thrilled when they begin reading the simple and predictable readers found within this theme.  They will be involved in activities where they learn about each other and what makes them special.  The focus in this theme is on building positive character virtues such as helping others, sharing and appreciating differences.  Literacy and math outcomes are successfully addressed as they become good classroom citizens.


Includes:

- 87 page theme pack, focusing on self discovery and character virtues
- BONUS mini-unit based on the book "Library Lion"
- 7 emergent readers
- 8 craft templates
- 15 games and literacy center ideas and templates
- Math activities to cover 8 Common Core outcomes
- Smart board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!
 


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Below  you can find an overview of the emergent readers, the bonus mini theme unit, literacy center games and activities, Smart Board activities, crafts and math outcomes met.  Of course, always feel free to contact us with any further questions.


All About Me Theme Lesson Plans Overview

NEW! - BONUS Mini Literacy Unit - The Library Lion


Recently added Mini Theme Unit


This mini theme unit introduces library and school rules.

It includes an emergent reader, a craft template, 8 center ideas and templates for all the suggested activities.

 



Total of Seven Emergent Readers That Address Key Learning Concepts and Positive Character Virtues

In each theme unit, emergent readers are used to teach key learning concepts to meet your curriculum outcomes. In this theme unit there are six emergent readers plus a bonus one, that are offered in both color and black/white.

 

Featured Emergent Readers

Emergent Reader - My Helping Hands
Teaches good interpersonal skills

This reader introduces the importance of helping others.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Hh" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Importance of helping others
 



Emergent Reader - Rainbow Fish Retelling

Used to teach positive character virtues

This reader introduces the importance of sharing.  It is a simple retelling of the literature selection.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letters "Rr and Ff" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Possible focus sight words:  to, a and color words

 


Emergent Reader - Noses
Why accepting differences is important

The reader introduces appreciating physical differences

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Nn" is introduced within a meaningful context.
2.  Possible focus sight words:  here, is, a
 


Emergent Reader - The Queens Feet (a story retelling)
A great way to highlight good behavior

This reader introduces the importance of using self-control, balance and compromise.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Qq" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Possible focus sight words:  see, the

 


Emergent Reader - Lion Likes to Read
Encourages a discussion on what students enjoy reading about

This reader and follow-up craft writing craft activity encourages a love for reading

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letters "Ll and Bb" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Possible focus sight words: like, to

 


Emergent Reader - Special Me
A great way to initiate a discussion on what makes each of us special

This reader introduces the importance of being yourself and accepting who you are

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Great reader to use for developing reading comprehension (focus on inferring)
2.  Possible focus sight words:  l, can

 


Preschool and Kindergarten Literacy Centers - Overview (All About Me Theme)

The All About Me theme pack includes a number of literacy games, each relating to the focus letters and words that are covered in the emergent readers.  The following is a quick list of all the games, materials and center activities included within the pack.

-  Alphabet sound sorting cards

-  Printing book worksheets

-  Sound sorting picture game

-  "Ll" and "Hh" spin and print game

-  "Rr" and "Ff" spin and print game

-  "Nn" and Mm" spin and print game

-  "Ll" and "Bb" spin and print game

-  Roll the focus sound game

-  Sight word spinning top game

-  Roll the sight word game

-  Word family wheel game

-  Match the color words game

-  Easy alphabet matching game

-  Matching upper-case and lower-case letters game

-  Alphabet ordering game
 

Phonemic Awareness Game
Picture Sorting Game
Spin the Focus Letter Game

 

Smart Board Activities

The students touch the spinner board and print the letter that represents the sound it landed on.  The other game requires the students to sort the beginning sounds.


View Smart Board Activity on YouTube


 

 


Preschool and Kindergarten Math Outcomes Addressed

- I know a number represents an amount of objects.    KCC.B.4

- I know the last number I say is the number of objects, even if I arrange them differently.   KCC.B.4b

- I know when I count the number gets bigger.   KCC.B.4c

- I can count 20 things.  KCC.B5

- I can sort objects into categories.   K.MD.B.3

- I can name shapes no matter which way they are turned.  K.G.A.2

- I can tell what the height, width and weight of an object is.  KMD.A.1

- I can compare the length, width and weight of two objects and explain the difference.  K.MD.A.2

 



Examples of Craft Templates and Materials Included


My Special Gift
Guess Who Lives Here?
This Is Me
I Like to Read About


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- 87 page theme pack, focusing on self discovery and character virtues
- BONUS mini-unit
- 7 emergent readers
- 8 craft templates
- 15 games and literacy center ideas and templates
- Math activities to cover 8 Common Core outcomes
- Smart board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!





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