Preschool Language Arts

 

     

SB-You may need to download the smart board program to use some of the following links.  This may be done by clicking on the following download version 9.7 .  Once you have done this you will be able to view and use the smart board activity.    Every Smart Board activity has the letters SB  for Smart Board next to it. SB

 
Videos

Notes on Downloading videos:  When you down load a video make sure you right click then "Save target as"  this will appear on the screen in a menu form.  Doing this will allow you to down load and view the video sooner cut down your down load time to about 75%.

(A) Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition
and Fluency Standard

(Based on the State of Ohio Standards)

1. Identify matching sounds and recognize rhymes in familiar stories, poems, songs and words (e.g., cat/hat, dog/frog).

 

  1. StarFall  Great site to allow students to learn from
  2. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds
  3. Sesame Street Games and stories  Great site for kids
  4. Learn your letters   This game will help students with the alphabet.
  5. ABC  Match Game     Match letters with photos
  6. Chicken coop    Beginning sounds fun game

 

  1. wooden-horse

 

 

 

 

 

jen

Jen the hen

Read the sentence and find the picture that matches then drag that picture to the outline.

 

sea

Sound Sea

Listen to the sound and click on the phonemes as they appear.

 

 

more-little-animals

 

More Little Animals

Read and listen to an interactive animal rhyme.

 

2.  Hear sounds in words by isolating the syllables of a word using snapping, clapping or rhythmic movement (e.g., cat, ap-ple).

 

  1. Using chunks to isolate syllables - this is a fun site that uses chunks  4 Star
  2. Animated Alphabet    This website will allow you to click on a letter of the alphabet and show you large and small letters and also give you an example.  There is sound  4 Star
  3. Letter order This is a cute movie on the alphabet
  4. How we read and write  This is a cute movie on reading
  5. Vowels save the day  This is a cute movie on vowels
  6. Literacy Center  Many different areas for kids to learn

3.  Differentiate between sounds that are the same and different (e.g., environmental sounds, animal sounds, phonemes).

 

  1. Clifford the reading book series    This is an other fine site that will allow you child or students to learn how to read.  You have options of letting the book be read to them and or special effects.
  2. Hans Christen Anderson Stories.   Another fine site that will read stores to you

 

4. Recognize when words share phonemes (sounds) and repeat the common phoneme (e.g., /b/ as in Bob, ball, baby; /t/ as in Matt, kite, boat).

  1. Sounds.  Great video to down load with the sounds of each letter and words.
  2. Video the M word.
  3. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds

5. Identify own name in print.

 

6. Recognize and name some upper and lower case letters in addition to those in first name.

  1. Sounds.  Great video to down load with the sounds of each letter and words.
  2. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds
  3. Fairy Alphabet -   video on the Alphabet  1 min 32 seconds
  4. Cute alphabet - video on the Alphabet 1 min 10 seconds

 

7. Recognize that words are made up of letters (e.g., c-a-t).

  1. Video to down load and view  must know Vocabulary words.
  2. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds

8. Recognize and “read” familiar words or environmental print (e.g., McDonalds, Bob Evans).

  1. Signs and words    You will find a smart board lesson that will illustrate common advertisements and wording that will allow the student to connect the two.  SB  Created by Carla Kelly

9. Demonstrate an understanding of reading fluency by use of phrasing, intonation and expression in shared reading (e.g., Brown Bear, Brown Bear).

 

(B) Acquisition of Vocabulary

1. Understand the meaning of new words from context of conversations, the use of pictures that accompany text or the use of concrete objects.

  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:  Jennifer Otto

2. Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of environmental print (e.g., STOP on stop sign).

  1. Video to down load and view  must know Vocabulary words.

3. Name items in common categories (e.g., animals, food, clothing, transportation, etc.).

  1. Building Vocabulary Skills - Learn vocabulary words while sorting items that belong in each building. Great for ELL students!

4. Demonstrate or orally communicate position and directional words (e.g., inside, outside, in front of, behind).

 

5. Determine the meaning of unknown words with assistance or cues from an adult (e.g., providing a frame of reference, context or comparison).

  1. What's in the Bag? - Audio directions to listen to clues and then decide what is in the bag.
  2. Rhyming words - this game will involve the teacher's help in understanding the print words.  They are to be matched with the rhyming picture

(C) Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension
Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies

1. Understand that print has meaning by demonstrating the functions of print through play activities (e.g., orders from a menu in pretend play).

 

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

 

3. Begin to distinguish print from pictures.

  1. Video to down load and view  must know Vocabulary words.

4. Begin to visualize, represent, and sequence an understanding of text through a variety of media and play.

  1. Sounds.  Great video to down load with the sounds of each letter and words.
  2. Video to down load and view  must know Vocabulary words.

5. Predict what might happen next during reading of text.

 

6. Connect information or ideas in text to prior knowledge and experience (e.g., “I have a new puppy at home too.”).

  1. Video on reading strategies.

7. Answer literal questions to demonstrate comprehension of orally read age-appropriate texts.

  1. Video on reading strategies.
  2. 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!

8. Respond to oral reading by commenting or questioning (e.g., “That would taste yucky.”).

         

9. Select favorite books and poems and participate in shared oral reading and discussions.

  1. Video on reading strategies.
  2. 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!

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

1. Use pictures and illustrations to aid comprehension (e.g., talks about picture when sharing a story in a book).

  1. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds
  2. 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!

2. Retell information from informational text.

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!

3. Tell the topic of a selection that has (e.g., What is the book about?).

  1. Video on reading strategies.

4. Gain text information from pictures, photos, simple charts and labels.

  1. 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!

5. Follow simple directions.

  1. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds
  2. Mr. Moo - Instruction on what to color using Dr. Seuss characters

(E) Reading Applications: Literary Text

1. Identify characters in favorite books and stories.

  1. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds
  2. 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. Retell or re-enact events from a story through a variety of media and play events (e.g., dramatize a favorite story).

  1. Nursery Rhymes - Listen to the poem, sequence the poem, sing the poem.

3. Begin to demonstrate an understanding of the differences between fantasy and reality (e.g., talking flowers and animals).

 

4. Participate in shared reading of repetitious or predictable text.

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

(F) Writing Processes

1. Generate ideas for a story or shared writing with assistance.

 

2. Choose a topic for writing related to shared or personal experience.

 

3. Begin to determine purpose for writing (e.g., writing invitations to a birthday party).

 

4. Generate related ideas with assistance.

 

5. Dictate or produce “writing” to express thoughts.

 

6. Repeat message conveyed through dictation or “writing,” (e.g., retell what was written).

 

7. Begin to use resources (e.g., labels, books, adults, walls, computer, etc.) to convey meaning.

  1. Handwriting resources for Preschool and Kindergarten - These are worksheets with the alphabet letters, color words, months, days of the week. There is also story paper where the students draw at the top and write their story at the bottom.

8. Display or share writing samples, illustrations and dictated stories with others.

  1. Make a Story on Sesame Street - needs shockwave but cute site that lets students make up a story using  Sesame Street characters.

(G) Writing Applications

1. Dictate stories or produce simple stories using pictures, mock letters or words.

  1. Create a story - use the templates to encourage your students' writing skills
  2. Make a Story on Sesame Street - needs shockwave but cute site that lets students make up a story using  Sesame Street characters.

2. Name objects and label with assistance from adult cues (e.g., table, door).

  1. Name Objects.    This lesson was designed using Smart Board.  You may download the smart board software from the smart board site. SB  Created by Scott Brady

3. Play at writing from top to bottom, horizontal rows as format.

  1. Handwriting resources for Preschool and Kindergarten - These are worksheets with the alphabet letters, color words, months, days of the week. There is also story paper where the students draw at the top and write their story at the bottom.

4. Dictate words or produce writing approximations for a variety of purposes (e.g., menus in dramatic play, note to friend).

 

(H) Writing Conventions

1. Print letters of own name and other meaningful words with assistance using mock letters and/or conventional print.

  1. Handwriting resources for Preschool and Kindergarten - These are worksheets with the alphabet letters, color words, months, days of the week. There is also story paper where the students draw at the top and write their story at the bottom.

2. Begin to demonstrate letter formation in “writing.”

  1. Handwriting resources for Preschool and Kindergarten - These are worksheets with the alphabet letters, color words, months, days of the week. There is also story paper where the students draw at the top and write their story at the bottom.
  2. Sky Writing - Click on the letter and the plane will draw the letter in the sky. Students follow along with drawing the letter in the air with fingers.
  3. Alphabet Art -A few fun mediums you can use to help your students form letters of the alphabet.

3. Scribble familiar words with mock letters and some actual letters (e.g., love, mom, child’s name).

  1. Handwriting resources for Preschool and Kindergarten - These are worksheets with the alphabet letters, color words, months, days of the week. There is also story paper where the students draw at the top and write their story at the bottom.
  2. Create a story - use the templates to encourage your students' writing skills

4. Indicate an awareness of letters that cluster as words, words in phrases or sentences by use of spacing, symbols or marks.

  1. Handwriting resources for Preschool and Kindergarten - These are worksheets with the alphabet letters, color words, months, days of the week. There is also story paper where the students draw at the top and write their story at the bottom.

(I) Research

1. Ask questions about experiences, areas of interest, pictures, letters, words, logos or icons (e.g., EXIT on a sign in the grocery store).

 

2. Use a variety of resources to gather information with assistance (e.g., pictionary, informational picture books).

  1. Seussville - this site is fantastic!  Click on Biography and let the children learn about one of their favorite authors!

3. Recall information about a topic dictated or constructed by child.

  1. 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!

4. Share findings of information through retelling, media and play (e.g., draw a picture of the desert).

  1. What's in the Bag? - Audio directions to listen to clues and then decide what is in the bag.

(J) Communication: Oral and Visual

1. Attend to speakers, stories, poems and songs.

  1. Nursery Rhymes - Listen to the poem, sequence the poem, sing the poem.
  2. Poems - Listen to poems online.

2. Connect information and events to personal experiences by sharing or commenting.

 

3. Follow simple oral directions.

  1. Dr. Seuss's flap book - helps students identify letters and hear the rhyming sounds
  2. Mr. Moo - Instruction on what to color using Dr. Seuss characters 

4. Speak clearly and understandably to express ideas, feelings and needs.

 

5. Initiate and sustain a conversation through turn-taking.

 

6. Present own experiences, products, creations or writing through the use of language (e.g., share and talk about a drawing with others).

  1. Create a story - use the templates to encourage your students' writing skills
  2. Make a Story on Sesame Street - needs shockwave but cute site that lets students make up a story using  Sesame Street characters.

 

7. Participate in the recitation of books, poems, chants, songs and nursery rhymes (e.g., Little Miss Muffet).

  1. Nursery Rhymes - Listen to the poem, sequence the poem, sing the poem.
  2. Poems - Listen to poems online.