Kindergarten -  English / Language Arts
 

 

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anguage Arts

(A) Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency

(Based on State of Ohio Curriculum Standards)

1.  Read own first and last name.
  1. SIGHT WORDS Video on sight words runs twice.  1Min and 31 Seconds.
  2. Samson - Sight words that will articulate to your students. 4 Star
  3. Teachers Tool box  More Sight Word websites
  4. Language Arts Kindergarten Activities:  Download activities for Students to work at home. 4 Star
  5. Book Pals  Don't just read a story; hear it read to you by actress and actors from the screen actors guild.  On line streaming video with many special affects.   This is a fantastic website for kids of all ages.   4 Star
  6. Children's Storybooks   You will find stories for young Children, Older Children and Young Adults  4 Star
  7. Read along Stories   You will find Stories that will be read to young children  3 Star
  8. StarFall  Great site to allow students to learn from
  9. Names - How many things can you do with a name to help a child recognize and spell his/her name? Well, check this out!
  10. Tracing Paper - Type in your child's name or any word. The program automatically opens a new window and then fills the page of the name or words to be printed out and traced.

 

2.  Identify and complete rhyming words and patterns.

 

  1. Smart Board Lesson SB  created by Kristine Young
  2. Quiz   Created by:  Colleen  Boros
  3. Rhyming Words Video.  This video will help teach rhyming words. 02/06
  4. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  5. Concentration Game - match the words that rhyme
  6. Concentration-style matching game from Quia - 8 pairs of rhyming words to match on 9/22/05
  7. Rhymes - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  8. Rhyme Time - match the word with the image it rhymes with (sound effects only) on 9/22/05
  9. Rhyming Words Activity with pictures created by children. This is really a cute site.
  10. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.
  11. Dosity - Dositey.com is an educational web site serving the students, teachers, and parents of the K-12 community. There are three levels of phonics interactive activities. Level One shows a picture and the student will pick the correct word. Level Two prompts the student to add the beginning sound to the word to go along with the picture. Level Three requires the student to type in the word that goes with the picture with a word bar above with the spellings.
  12. 4 Blocks Literacy Framework - Provides templates, lesson ideas and plans which would assist in the implementation of 4 Blocks. Be sure to check out the Word Wall Grade Level Lists.
  13. Activity sheets (c-v-c words) find the missing letter; n, g, d, m, p, a, e, i, o, and u on 9/23/05
    1. More Activity sheets (c-v-c words) practice the following; n, g, d, m, p, a, e, i, o, and u on 9/23/05
  14. CVC words - Student interact with a robot to spell the words correctly using the right vowel sound.
  15. Magic Pencil - see, and hear, animation of c-v-c words using the following; n, g, d, m, p, a, e, i, o, and u on 9/23/05
  16. Match C-V-C words to pictures - Students click on correct C-V-C word to correspond to the picture.
  17. Put it on the Shelf - Sound out CVC words and match with correct picture.   4 Star
  18. SeeNSpell- Short Vowels - Spell out the CVC word that names the picture. Self-check the answers.
  19. Whirlyword Machine - a 'fruit machine' that makes 3 letter CVC words (3 levels of play) on 9/22/05
  20. Digby's Rhyming game  In this game a cute mole named Digby gives the child a word and the child needs to pick another word on the screen that rhymes with it.           02/06
  21.  The Whirlyword Machine   The Whirlyword Machine is a 'fruit machine' that makes 3 letter C-V-C words. Choose Level 1 to create rhyming words. Spin the first reel to make new words that use the same word ending. Decide if each new word is a real word or not. If you are correct, the word is collected and added to one of your lists.
     02/06
  22. On Line Quiz  Rhyming Words  Created by :  Kimberly Moellenbeck

 

3.  Distinguish the number of syllables in words by using rhythmic clapping, snapping or counting.

 

  1. StarFall   The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. We also provide writing journals and books at a very low cost that can be used with the website or separately. Teachers around the country are using Starfall materials as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and to inspire a love of reading and writing.
  2. Smart Board Lesson  Created by Miss Holly Logan  SB

5.  Recognize, say and write the common sounds of letters.

 

  1. Smart Board Lesson Created by:  Miss Holly Logan  SB
  2. Fairy Alphabet -   video on the Alphabet  1 min 32 seconds
  3. Cute alphabet - video on the Alphabet 1 min 10 seconds
  4.  Cookie Monster   Choose this website to find things that start width certain letters.  4  Star
  5. My Name is   Select the Letter and you will hear the letters name and the sound it makes.
  6. Letter Pop    Chose a level and then choose a letter after you hear it repeated.
  7. ABC Adventure     Fill in the missing letters of the alphabet.
  8. ABC Gulp           Click on the frog and choose the letter he asks for.
  9. ABCs       Get ready to read by first learning how each letter of the alphabet sounds.
  10. Alphabet Zoo  Match animals starting with lowercase letters to their habitats labeled in uppercase letters.
  11. Bembo's Zoo   Click on a letter of the alphabet and see them come to life to make zoo animals.
  12. Leo Loves to Spell   Find the uppercase and lowercase letters that each word starts with.
  13. Letter Matching Game   Match letters of the alphabet with their capitals.
  14. Musical Worms  This site allows worms to help you learn how to spell.
  15. Game Index   You will find quite a few games connected to this website. 
  16. What's the Word? - a reading and vocabulary game from FunBrain - Select Alphabet (Easy), Animals, Fruit, Tools, Machines, or Shapes to begin the game.
  17. Rapid Naming - How fast can you name an object, a letter, a color, a number? Get your hand on the mouse and get ready! Shockwave needed. A letter is named and you must find it and click it with your mouse. This game is excellent for practicing colors, numbers and letters.
  18. Alphabet Letter Match - Match lower case with upper case letters. (sound effects only)
  19. Alphabet Word Match - Match lower case word with upper case word. (sound effects only)
  20. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word.  
  21. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!
  22. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  23. Begins With - students are presented with a picture on which there are objects whose names begin with one of three letters. click to select. (sound effects only) on 9/22/05
  24. Beginning Phonics - Listen to the beginning sound that you select and find the pictures that start with that letter.
  25. Beginning Sounds with Patch - Students click on the picture that has the same beginning sound as the object pictured. This game reads the name of the object.
  26. Dosity - Dositey.com is an educational web site serving the students, teachers, and parents of the K-12 community. There are three levels of phonics interactive activities. Level One shows a picture and the student will pick the correct word. Level Two prompts the student to add the beginning sound to the word to go along with the picture. Level Three requires the student to type in the word that goes with the picture with a word bar above with the spellings.
  27. First Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  28. Match beginning sound Type in the beginning sound of each picture.
  29. Picture Match - Move pictures to correct beginning letter box
  30. ABC Coloring pages - a through z on 9/22/05
  31. The ABC Game - Pick the object that starts with the letter shown at the top of each page. This game has 10 questions on 9/23/05
  32. Alphabet Action - Click a letter to hear its name and see a picture.
  33. Alphabet Activities - a through z on 9/22/05
  34. Alphabet Game- Round One-Student drags lower case letters to uppercase letters to match. Round Two- reverse process. Round Three- Drag letters to correct alphabetical order.
  35. The Book Game - Organize the out of order books. Click on the picture of the books to play. Click each book to put it in alphabetical order.
  36. Match Letters to Pictures - Match the consonant letters to images in a concentration game. Second Game - vowels and consonants.
  37. Short Vowel Take Home Cards - Print these out for your students! Great practice for homework or school work!
  38. Writing the Alphabet - Zaner-Bloser letters, showing student how to form letters, capital and small with tablet line placement. Scroll down on this page to find the Writing the Alphabet link. Click on the word Play.
  39. Alphabet Matching Upper and lower case letters

6.  Distinguish letters from words by recognizing that words are separated by spaces.

 

  1. Alphabet Letter Match - Match lower case with upper case letters. (sound effects only)
  2. Letter order This is a cute movie on the alphabet
  3. How we read and write  This is a cute movie on reading
  4. Vowels save the day  This is a cute movie on vowels
  5. Alphabet Word Match - Match lower case word with upper case word. (sound effects only)
  6. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word.  
  7. Is this a Word - Students click on yes or no to identify word blends.
  8. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  9. Match beginning sound Type in the beginning sound of each picture.
  10.  
    1. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.
    2. Spelling - Alien Scavenger Hunt: Letter Bugs - Use the mouse to click on letters that make up the word you hear. From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
    3. Spelling - Alien Scavenger Hunt: Space Trash - Use the mouse to click on letters that make up the word you hear. From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
    4. Spelling - Fearless Frieda - Use the keyboard to spell the words Frieda says. Three letter words on level one, four letter words on level 2. - From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
    5. Spelling - Fearless Frieda the Big Kahuna - Use the keyboard to spell the words Frieda says. Frieda starts with four letter words in this game. - From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
    6. Spelling Words - Click the letters in a word and then put the letters in order, like refrigerator magnets!
    7. Online Reading Library WOW! What a site! Choose a theme from the list and then there is an online activity, a parent activity, suggested  reading, and a take home activity to match. The stories can be read in Spanish too!

     

7.  Hear and say the separate phonemes in words, such as identifying the initial consonant sound in a word, and blend phonemes to say words.

 

  1. Secret Phonics  Type in and use the pictures shown to find out. Quite fun
  2. What's the Word? - a reading and vocabulary game from FunBrain - Select Alphabet (Easy), Animals, Fruit, Tools, Machines, or Shapes to begin the game.
  3. Phoneme Match - Students listen to parts of word and use domino game style to match up the same phonemes.
  4. Phonics Inventory - Students need to be individually assessed so that they can be grouped according to instructional needs. That is the purpose of the tool. Check your students for their phoneme readiness for reading.
  5. Pounce on the Word that Matches the Sound - Students hear a word and click on the CVC word they sound out that matches the word that was said.
  6. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word.
  7. Blending words together- Blender says word and student must choose the beginning sounds and ending sounds separately to be blended together. This site is from BBC and makes it a bit difficult for some children to understand the words.
  8. Blending words together- Gawain's Word - Jousting contestants blend beginning sounds and ending sounds together to produce the word. See if your student can figure out the word before the two jousters collide!
  9. Blends- Letter blends combination Chart - Click on the blend and read a poem using the blend numerous times in a rhyming poem.
  10. Is this a Word - Students click on yes or no to identify word blends.
  11. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  12. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  13. Rhymes - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  14. Begins With - students are presented with a picture on which there are objects whose names begin with one of three letters. click to select. (sound effects only) on 9/22/05
  15. Blending words together- Blender says word and student must choose the beginning sounds and ending sounds separately to be blended together. This site is from BBC and makes it a bit difficult for some children to understand the words.
  16. Beginning Phonics - Listen to the beginning sound that you select and find the pictures that start with that letter.
  17. Beginning Sounds with Patch - Students click on the picture that has the same beginning sound as the object pictured. This game reads the name of the object.
  18. End Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  19. Dosity - Dositey.com is an educational web site serving the students, teachers, and parents of the K-12 community. There are three levels of phonics interactive activities. Level One shows a picture and the student will pick the correct word. Level Two prompts the student to add the beginning sound to the word to go along with the picture. Level Three requires the student to type in the word that goes with the picture with a word bar above with the spellings.
  20. Match beginning sound Type in the beginning sound of each picture.
  21. Paw Park: Sassy Seals - Match beginning sounds - (from Game Goo - Learning That Sticks!)
  22. Frog Jump - Click on the flower to hear a sound. Listen to the flashing lily pads and click on the one that matches the flower. If you click the right lily pad, the frog will jump one step closer to his home. The closer the frog gets to home, the quicker the sounds play. on 9/21/05
  23. Match Sounds - In the memory game, listen carefully and find the matching sounds made by the animals. Click on the window to make the animal appear and hear its sound. Click on the other windows to find its match. on 9/21/05
  24.  
    1. Bear Wear - Help Bear get dressed by listening to the letter sound and selecting the shirt that matches the sound.
  25. Vowel Sound Drag - Drag a vowel sound to complete the word. Upper Primary Level spelling activity.

8.   Read one-syllable and often-heard words by sight.

 

  1. Is this a Word - Students click on yes or no to identify word blends.

9.  Reread stories independently or as a group, modeling patterns of changes in timing, voice and expression.

 

  1. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  2. Stories Online  This is a great collection of sites that offer online leveled reading. The sites are included using Guided Reading levels as an indicator. Additional stories will be added as they are reviewed and leveled  on 2/06
  3. Free online books   Here you will find 30 free leveled books (Levels A to U). The books can be easily printed out and many include additional worksheets. Although these 30 books are free, you have the option to subscribe to the site to get access to more.       on 2/06
(B) Acquisition of Vocabulary

1.  Understand new words from the context of conversations or from the use of pictures within a text.

 

  1. No Excuse Words (Easy, Level 1)   A  You will find a lesson using Smart Board technology.  Students will work in an ant farm to help learn their words. SB 
  2. No Excuse Words (Easy, Level 2)  B  You will find a lesson using Smart Board technology.  Students will work in an ant farm to help learn their words. SB 
  3. No Excuse words Hard, Level 2  You will find lesson using Smart Board technology.  Students will work in an ant farm to help learn their words. SB
  4. Write a Postcard - Help Salty Sam with his vowels. In the first sentence, click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. Drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word.  
  5. Rhyming Words Activity with pictures created by children. This is really a cute site.
  6. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.
  7. Working on Words    This site will allow you to use smart board technology to learn new words.  SB

2.  Recognize and understand words, signs and symbols seen in everyday life.

 

  1. Bike Safety - If you will be riding your bike or in-line skating by the side of a road, you will need to know what these traffic signs and signals mean
  2. Bus Safety and School-Zone Safety Signs - from the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
  3. Railroad Safety - Use Caution When Crossing Railroad Tracks
  4. Safe Walking for Kids - What about crossing the street? In some areas there are signs, signals and roadway markings to help you cross safely.
  5. Shapes of Traffic Signs - from Texas D. O. T. You might also check their index page for links to specific safety signs.
  6. Pounce on the Word that Matches the Sound - Students hear a word and click on the CVC word they sound out that matches the word that was said.  
  7. Is this a Word - Students click on yes or no to identify word blends.
  8. Dosity - Dositey.com is an educational web site serving the students, teachers, and parents of the K-12 community. There are three levels of phonics interactive activities. Level One shows a picture and the student will pick the correct word. Level Two prompts the student to add the beginning sound to the word to go along with the picture. Level Three requires the student to type in the word that goes with the picture with a word bar above with the spellings.
  9. Literacy Center - A great site for preK to first grade. Activities with colors, numbers, letters, shapes and words. Site translated in Spanish, Dutch, French and English. Also has a typing component in the Keyboard Section.
  10. Picture Match - Move pictures to correct beginning letter box
  11. Connect to the world    This is a fun game that will allow you to compete with the computer using a deck of cards.  Much Fun

3.  Identify words in common categories such as color words, number words and directional words.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!
  2. Is this a Word - Students click on yes or no to identify word blends.
  3. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  4. Dosity - Dositey.com is an educational web site serving the students, teachers, and parents of the K-12 community. There are three levels of phonics interactive activities. Level One shows a picture and the student will pick the correct word. Level Two prompts the student to add the beginning sound to the word to go along with the picture. Level Three requires the student to type in the word that goes with the picture with a word bar above with the spellings.
  5. Literacy Center - A great site for preK to first grade. Activities with colors, numbers, letters, shapes and words. Site translated in Spanish, Dutch, French and English. Also has a typing component in the Keyboard Section.
  6. Picture Match - Move pictures to correct beginning letter box
  7. Choose Color Words - Match the crayon color and name to the color of the animal
  8. Five Hungry Crocodiles - Each make a wish. You will help them by clicking on the matching color.
  9. Fuzzy Lion Ears- Find the missing letter and click on it You'll find partially-written words with accompanying pictures. As Leona presents each one, she'll say the word. Choose from three different letters to make the word. Click on the blue arrow to get started.
  10. Memory Cards - Find matching pictures of the sun, moon, stars and comets.
  11. Memory Cards - Find matching pictures of colorful bugs.
  12. Memory Cards - Find matching pictures of apples, pears, grapes, and peaches.
  13. Sounding out Words - Match the word with the picture. Many, many selections
  14. Word Drop - Complete the sentences with words that you use every day.
  15. On Line Quiz   Numbers Created by :  Kimberly Moellenbeck

 

4.  Determine the meaning of unknown words, with assistance, using a beginner’s dictionary.

 

  1. Giant Picture Dictionary - scroll down on the left, and then click on the word (Alternate version - Type a few letters into the box on the left side of the page. Words that match what you typed should pop up beneath the box.
  2. Internet Picture Dictionary - browse by letter or category
  3. Little Explorers Picture Dictionary with links. Some of the links are pages to color, every entry has a link to a definition. The site also has a link to classroom activities that use Little Explorers.

 

(C) Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension

Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies

1.  Demonstrate an understanding that print has meaning by explaining that text provides information or tells a story.

 

  1. POLAR EXPRESS ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

    PDF  (Adobe Acrobat files)
    Polar Express  -  Video  17 meg   13 Min.
    1.  Crossword
    2.  Maze
    3.  Word Search
    4.  Reindeer craft
    5.  Recipes
    6.  Coloring sheet of the boy
    7.  Coloring sheet of the boy and Conductor
    8.  Names Tags
    9.  Train Tickets   (word)
    10. The Conductor says by Chris Van Allsburg
    11.  Math Questions   (word)  
    12  Polar Express Party Kit       9 meg  
  2. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.

2.  Hold books right side up, know that people read pages from front to back and read words from left to right.

 

  1. Education Place  Pre-K–8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Intervention, Professional Development, activities, games, and textbook support

3.  Know the differences between illustrations and print.

 

  1. Is this a Word - Students click on yes or no to identify word blends.

4.  Visualize the information in texts, and demonstrate this by drawing pictures, discussing images in texts or dictating simple descriptions.

 

  1.   Tell what was learned using technology tools (e.g., use a computer drawing/paint program to draw a picture that explains what was learned).

5.  Predict what will happen next, using pictures and content as a guide.

 

  1. Rhyming Words Activity with pictures created by children. This is really a cute site.
  2. Three Stories from the Little Animals Activity Centre - The stories are read to students, and choices must be made during the story. Use these as whole class activities and ask for predictions.
    1. The Butterfly Trail - (with sound)
    2. The Missing Pencil - (with sound)
    3. The Wishing Tree - (with sound)

 

6.  Compare information (e.g., recognize similarities) in texts using prior knowledge and experience.

 

  1.   The goo game   This site will allow you to do many fun and interesting things in learning and using words.  on 02/06

7.  Recall information from a story by sequencing pictures and events.

 

  1. Bumper Cows - A version of the Simon Says game. Listen to the sequence and click on the correct order. Shockwave needed.
  2. Copy Cat Jack is like the Simon game. The game starts off with one color and adds a new color when you repeat the order correctly. How good is your memory?
  3. Sentence Sequencing printables - several picture flash cards to use in sentence sequencing activities on 9/22/05
  4. Sequencing Sentences - For beginner readers. By using your mouse, put the words in the sentence in order so Monkey can cross the bridge. You might want to secure some headphones before using this site.
  5. I Can Wash Dishes - The pictures on this sheet are supposed to tell a story but are in the wrong order. This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  6. Picture Sentences - (Scroll past the membership information) Online worksheets. Can be used as a class teaching tool. Look at the picture. Tell which sentence tells about the picture. Good for beginning readers. Also a section on Look and Write. Look at the picture and write a sentence that describes the picture.

 

8.  Answer literal questions to demonstrate comprehension of orally read grade-appropriate texts.

 

  1.   The Tale of Peter Rabbit    At this web site the children first read the story alone or with the teacher from the Peter Rabbit website. Then they can do three activities:
    Activity 1. What's Going On?
    In this activity the children or adult can select hotspot regions on each picture. This prompts an on-screen question. Most are open type questions and are intended to create discussion.
    Activity 2. Picture order.
    In this activity children are required to recall the 9 images from the story and to put them in order.
    Activity 3. Word Order.
    This activity requires the children to place 3 simple words in the correct order to make a simple sentence.

9.  Monitor comprehension of orally read texts by asking and answering questions.

 

  1. Bumper Cows - A version of the Simon Says game. Listen to the sequence and click on the correct order. Shockwave needed.

10. Identify favorite books and stories and participate in shared oral reading.

 

 
  1. Read Along Stories and Songs!  On this website you will find many stories and songs that may be read to you.  You can follow along with the words written below the pictures.

(D) Reading Applications: Informational, Technical
and Persuasive Text

1.  Use pictures and illustrations to aid comprehension.

 

  1. Rhyming Words Activity with pictures created by children. This is really a cute site.
  2. Frog Jump - Click on the flower to hear a sound. Listen to the flashing lily pads and click on the one that matches the flower. If you click the right lily pad, the frog will jump one step closer to his home. The closer the frog gets to home, the quicker the sounds play. on 9/21/05
  3. Match Sounds - In the memory game, listen carefully and find the matching sounds made by the animals. Click on the window to make the animal appear and hear its sound. Click on the other windows to find its match. on 9/21/05
  4. It's Bath Time - Choose the appropriate images from a selection of three, to help the kid get his bath started.
  5. Picture Sentences - (Scroll past the membership information) Online worksheets. Can be used as a class teaching tool. Look at the picture. Tell which sentence tells about the picture. Good for beginning readers. Also a section on Look and Write. Look at the picture and write a sentence that describes the picture.
  6. Illustrate your own story    This web page will allow you to printout a story and you create your own illustrations to go with it.  Fun activity

 

2.  Identify and discuss the sequence of events in informational text.

 

  1. Sequencing pictures in time order - Drag the pictures into the correct sequence order. (3 sets of pictures)
  2. Story Scramble - Read words, or click on the speaker to hear them, and them drag them into correct order. on 9/22/05
  3. Story Sequencing Pictures - Print pictures and use the pictures to have your students tell a story - Baking Cookies | Fruit (Nutrition) | Mommy Bird | Pooh Bear | Hungry Caterpillar on 9/22/05
  4. I Can Wash Dishes - The pictures on this sheet are supposed to tell a story but are in the wrong order. This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  5. Picture Sentences - (Scroll past the membership information) Online worksheets. Can be used as a class teaching tool. Look at the picture. Tell which sentence tells about the picture. Good for beginning readers. Also a section on Look and Write. Look at the picture and write a sentence that describes the picture.

 

3.  Tell the main idea of a selection that has been read aloud.

 

STORIES ON LINE FUN TO WATCH, AND READ ALONG WITH.
  1. Grade One Books Online - Children can read to one another from books that are especially designed to match exactly with Grade 1 Reading Vocabulary Lists.
  2. Books for Young Children  These books are on line.  They are fun to read and some very good stories.
  3. Stories on line   Some very good stories and music and coloring.

4.  Identify and discuss simple maps, charts and graphs.

 

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5.  Follow simple directions.

 

  1. Can You Follow Directions? - Tina will give you directions. Click on the pictures in the correct order.
  2. Listen and Follow Directions - Spatial Concepts activity. Good whole class activity and then center activity.  
  3. Tina's World Buggy Trails   In this cute animated game, the student is instructed by Tina to look in three places in a particular order to search for bugs. There are ten rounds with different places to search in each one, and a different cute bug to find.  on 02/06
     

(E) Reading Applications: Literary Text

1.  Identify favorite books and stories.

 

  1.   Smart Board  This lesson was designed using Smart Board Technology.  Please download the link above to allow you to utilize this lesson.  SB  This lesson was created by: Ava Purpura

2.  Identify the characters and setting in a story.

 

  1. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on What’s Going On and then answer questions about each picture. on 02/06
  2. Story Time  At this great web site the students can read five stories (as illustrated web pages or downloaded in MS Reader format). Along with the stories are printable worksheets for the students to complete which cover the characters, setting, and sequencing of the story.                 on 02/06

3.  Retell or re-enact a story that has been heard.

 

  1. Songs and poems for many theme areas in addition to fingerplays.

Digital Books and Questions for Review

MOVIES QUESTIONS
1.  Foxes Birthday Party Questions
2.  Cat Lunch Questions
3 Animal Friends  Questions
4.  This Pig  Questions

5.  What animal is it

Questions
6.  Fox Helps Hen

Questions

7.  At the Party

Questions

The above was designed by Sandra Grande

4.  Distinguish between fantasy and reality.

 

  1. Fact or Fiction? - This section is composed of online stories to listen to, or read aloud and a series of practice quizzes to practice distinguishing between what is real and what is make-believe.
  2. Tina's World - Real or Make Believe  In this cute online game, Tina tells you four stories and you need to decide if each is real or make-believe. The animations are excellent and very motivating for kids!             on 02/06
  3. Fictional Characters Realistic or Fantasy Activity  Using Kidspiration the students will be asked to sort a group of pictures into Super Groupers labeled "Realistic Characters" or "Fantasy Characters."    on 02/06
     

5.  Recognize predictable patterns in stories.

 

  1. Sequencing pictures in time order - Drag the pictures into the correct sequence order. (3 sets of pictures)
  2. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly - this site includes a midi file with accompanying music.
  3. The Old Lady poem in rebus form from Enchanted Learning

 

(F) Writing Processes

1.  Generate writing ideas through discussions with others.

 

  1. Writing resources from the home school fun zone

2.  Choose a topic for writing.

 

  1. Writing resources from the home school fun zone

3.  Determine audience.

 

 

4.  Organize and group related ideas.

 

  1. Tell Your Own Neighborhood Story - Click on three pictures and then make your own story.
    What would happen first, next, and last?
  2. Graphic Organizers - Great resource for sheets on organizing information.

 

 

5.  Write from left to right and top to bottom.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!
  2. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.

 

6.  Use correct sentence structures when expressing thoughts and ideas.

 

  1. YoungMinds Handwriting Practice - These sheets may be printed and reproduced by parents, guardians, and teachers for home or classroom use only.
  2. *Build a Sentence   In this fun game students build a sentence using a collection of 16 words. When done the sentence they created is animated for them.
  3. *Monkey Business  In this cute online game, the student has to help a monkey make it through the jungle to his bananas, by putting together boards for bridges that have words written on them. The words need to make a sentence when assembled. The animation is excellent and very fun for kids.
  4.   The Tale of Peter Rabbit   At this web site the children first read the story alone or with the teacher from the Peter Rabbit website. Then they can do three activities:
    Activity 1. What's Going On?
    In this activity the children or adult can select hotspot regions on each picture. This prompts an on-screen question. Most are open type questions and are intended to create discussion.
    Activity 2. Picture order.
    In this activity children are required to recall the 9 images from the story and to put them in order.
    Activity 3. Word Order.
    This activity requires the children to place 3 simple words in the correct order to make a simple sentence

     

 

7.  Reread own writing.

 

 

8.  Use resources (e.g., a word wall) to enhance vocabulary.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!
  2. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  3. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.
  4. Word Wall Activities - A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom. It is a tool to use, not just display. Word walls are designed to promote group learning and be shared by a classroom of children. Check here for ideas on how to use your word wall interactively.

 

9.  Rewrite and illustrate writing samples for display and for sharing with others.

 

  1. Harold and the Purple Crayon - drawing activity, similar to the popular KidPix.
  2. Illustrate your own story    This web page will allow you to printout a story and you create your own illustrations to go with it.  Fun activity

 

(G)  Writing Applications

1.  Dictate or write simple stories, using letters, words or pictures.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!

2.  Name or label objects or places.

 

  1. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  2. Rhyming Words - Many choices to select from. Click on the word that rhymes with the picture - Audio help is given.

 

3.  Write from left to right and from top to bottom.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!

4.  Dictate or write informal writings for various purposes.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!

(H) Writing Conventions

1.  Print capital and lowercase letters, correctly spacing the letters.

 

  1. Handwriting For Kids - Practice sheets for K and 1st grade writing. Sheets include single letters, letter blends, common words such as days of the week, months of the year,number words, color words and much, much more!
  2. Alphabet Game- Round One-Student drags lower case letters to uppercase letters to match. Round Two- reverse process. Round Three- Drag letters to correct alphabetical order.
  3. Alphabet Letter Match - Match lower case with upper case letters.
  4. Alphabet Match - Match capital to small letter. Find the Mommy (or Daddy) Kangaroo for each joey.
  5. Alphabet Word Match - Match lower case word with upper case word.
  6. Alphabetize - (FunBrain) connect dots in alphabetical order to complete a drawing [all letters present]
  7. Match the Letters - Find the letter that matches the letter on the right and type it.
  8. Memory Match - Match capital to small letters in the concentration game style to reveal a surprise picture. As matches are made they are reinforced on a chalkboard, writing down the matches so the student can go back and read the matches later.
  9. Writing the Alphabet - Zaner-Bloser letters, showing student how to form letters, capital and small with tablet line placement. Scroll down on this page to find the Writing the Alphabet link. Click on the word Play.
  10. Writing ABC's - Watch the animation . When you're ready to try it yourself, print the page and draw on top of the letter to practice writing it!
  11. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Word Order and then drag the words to make a sentence to recognize capitalization. Each of the 15 sentences have three parts. on 2/06
  12. Dynamic Tracer Pages - Modern Manuscript (D'Nealian) or Standard (Zaner-Bloser) Font on 2/06
  13. Handwriting Worksheet Maker - Write the child's first and last name and create a worksheet
  14. Tracer Pages - alphabet sheets, colors sheets, and numbers sheets on 9/22/05
  15. Tracing Paper - Type in your child's name or any word. The program automatically opens a new window and then fills the page of the name or words to be printed out and traced.
  16. ABC Tracing Pages  This website for teacher has cute printable handouts to teach children how to print upper and lower case letters

 

2.  Leave spaces between words when writing.

 

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3.  Show characteristics of early letter name-alphabetic spelling.

 

  1. ABCow - Fill in the missing letters of the alphabet the cows have been eating! This is a keyboard exercise. The mouse is not used to select the letter.
  2. Alphabet Game- Round One-Student drags lower case letters to uppercase letters to match. Round Two- reverse process. Round Three- Drag letters to correct alphabetical order.
  3. Alphabet Zoo - Click on partner letters to place baby animals into their proper homes in the zoo.
  4. Haunted Alphabet - Find the hidden alphabet in a spooky setting.
  5. Missing Letter - Type the letter that is missing
  6. Writing Practice for Preschool and Kindergarten - Printable worksheets to work on straight, curved and zigzag lines.
  7. Writing the Alphabet - Zaner-Bloser letters, showing student how to form letters, capital and small with tablet line placement. Scroll down on this page to find the Writing the Alphabet link. Click on the word Play.
  8. Tale of Peter Rabbit – Click on Word Order and then drag the words to make a sentence to recognize capitalization. Each of the 15 sentences have three parts. on 9/22/05
  9. Look, Cover & Spell - This spelling site has 30 pre-built lists of words, but you can create your own list. Double-click any word on the list and type a word appropriate for your grade level. Your student gets to see the word, then it is covered and they must type the correct spelling.
  10. Spelling - Alien Scavenger Hunt: Letter Bugs - Use the mouse to click on letters that make up the word you hear. From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
  11. Spelling - Alien Scavenger Hunt: Space Trash - Use the mouse to click on letters that make up the word you hear. From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
  12. Spelling - Fearless Frieda - Use the keyboard to spell the words Frieda says. Three letter words on level one, four letter words on level 2. - From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
  13. Spelling - Fearless Frieda the Big Kahuna - Use the keyboard to spell the words Frieda says. Frieda starts with four letter words in this game. - From Game Goo (learning that sticks)
  14. Spelling Words - Click the letters in a word and then put the letters in order, like refrigerator magnets!

 

 

4.  Use some end consonant sounds when writing.

 

  1. See 'N Spell - Students click and drag letters into the box to spell the words that correspond to the pictures. A very good activity with many skills such as plurals, long vowels, short vowels, blends and digraphs.
  2. End Sounds - from Little Animals Activity Centre - Digby Mole's Word games (choose level 1, 2, or 3)
  3. Use the Wordmaker from Read-Write-Think - select an ending sound then make words with that ending sound.

 

5.  Place punctuation marks at the end of sentences.

 

  1. Using Punctuation - Ten sentences are listed, students choose period, question mark or exclamation point on 9/22/05

(I) Research

1.  Ask questions about a topic being studied or an area of interest.

 

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2.  Use books or observations to gather information, with teacher assistance, to explain a topic or unit of study.

 

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3.  Recall information about a topic, with teacher assistance.

 

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4.  Share findings visually or orally.

 

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(J)  Communication: Oral and Visual

1.  Listen attentively to speakers, stories, poems and songs.

 

  1. What's the Word? - a reading and vocabulary game from FunBrain - Select Alphabet (Easy), Animals, Fruit, Tools, Machines, or Shapes to begin the game.
  2. Can You Follow Directions? - Tina will give you directions. Click on the pictures in the correct order.
  3. Listen and Follow Directions - Spatial Concepts activity. Good whole class activity and then center activity.
  4. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  5. Animal Muddle - Listen to Foxy Dancer's animal rhyme at The Little Animals Activity Centre. When students have finished they can print the entire rhyme.
  6. Bear Wear - Help Bear get dressed by listening to the letter sound and selecting the shirt that matches the sound.
  7. Memory - In the memory game, listen carefully and find the matching animal sounds. Click on the window to make the animal appear and hear its sound. Click on the other windows to find its match. When you match all of the sounds, play again or go to the next level.
  8. Kids Club Stories
    1. Country Mouse and City Mouse - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    2. Mother Bear Bakes Bread - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    3. The Fox and the Crow - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    4. The Mouse and the Lion - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    5. The Three Bears - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    6. The Three Billy Goats Gruff - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    7. Other stories rom Kids Club - Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3

     

  9. Create your own music     Make your own music by dragging them to a recording machine  You may record and play back. 

2.  Connect what is heard with prior knowledge and experience.

 

  1. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
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3.  Follow simple oral directions.

 

  1. Can You Follow Directions? - Tina will give you directions. Click on the pictures in the correct order.
  2. Listen and Follow Directions - Spatial Concepts activity. Good whole class activity and then center activity.
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4.  Speak clearly and understandably.

 

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5.  Deliver informal descriptive or informational presentations about ideas or experiences in logical order with a beginning, middle and end.

 

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6.  Recite short poems, songs and nursery rhymes.

 

  1. Poem Pack - Ten colorful poems with animation, audio and activities - featuring Daisy the snail, the toad and the goat, and friends. Read it, Hear it, search for sounds, and find words concentrating on vowel blends.
  2. Kids Club Stories
    1. Country Mouse and City Mouse - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    2. Mother Bear Bakes Bread - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    3. The Fox and the Crow - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    4. The Mouse and the Lion - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    5. The Three Bears - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    6. The Three Billy Goats Gruff - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.
    7. Other stories from Kids Club - Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3