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Students create a monthly memory and compile it into a Kindergarten Memory Book. In this memory book lesson, students create a monthly memory page. Students create a graphic organizer in Kidspiration which is developed into a story page. Story pages are compiled into a memory book at the end of the year.
Here is an excellent, four-page worksheet that can be used as a reading and writing assessment tool by a kindergarten teacher. Learners follow instructions given, identify pictures and words, and sound out letter sounds. An answer key is provided in this impressive resource.
Kindergarteners practice showing 1:1 correspondence while incorporating information they learned about a local Native American culture. The objects used for counting are taken from the previous day's Native American lesson. The intention is for them to use the newly-acquired vocabulary while building 1:1 correspondence and counting skills.
Students choose a picture book to share with a kindergarten buddy and read with fluency and feeling. In this picture book modeling lesson, students find a picture book that is appropriate for kindergarteners and practice reading it. Students are encouraged to assist with new vocabulary and predicting skills.
Kindergarten partners take turns using number cards and a five frame to demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between numbers and quantities. Testers observe how partners discuss and match the numbers with the visual representation. Although neither a score sheet nor a rubric is included, the consideration questions direct the tester’s observations to key concepts being assessed.
If you have access to Harmonic Vision’s Music Ace Software, then this lesson could work for you. Kindergarteners use the video music software to place, identify, and read musical notes. They listen in and identify both high and low pitch. Tip: This could be done using a felt board staff and notes.
Your fifth graders will present original dental presentations to younger students. In this dental health instructional activity, Pre-K and /or kindergarten students understand the does and don'ts for health teeth. and your class will have to process all the information in order to present to the younger students. Younger students answer what, where, when and why questions after the presentation.
Budding readers will relate to Allison McGhee's story Countdown to Kindergarten in which a young girl is worried about not being able to tie her shoes once she gets to school. This is a fun way to teach vocabulary in context, although there are only two words outlined here: allow and doomed. Kids raise their hands when they hear the words, which have been pre-taught. Prompt connections with other concepts using given comprehension questions for each term and the vocabulary graphic organizers are an excellent option for visual learners.
As kindergartners are learning the alphabet, expand their vocabulary in the process using Jacqueline Rogers' book Kindergarten ABC. Each page features a letter and various objects for scholars to locate in the picture, and they focus on five key vocabulary words: acorn, calendar, easel, pretend, and scavenger. This resource makes your life easy with comprehension questions for each word to prompt connections with outside concepts and graphic organizers as a possible homework assignment. Consider projecting the images here on a screen, as scholars will want to look for the hidden items.
Combine counting and vocabulary in context using Jacqueline Rogers' Kindergarten Count to 100. Suggested words for this text are: first, fountain, salute, second, and third. By introducing the terms before reading the text, you're helping kids utilize context clues as they listen for the words in the story. Also, comprehension questions prompt scholars to make connections to familiar concepts and visual learners may benefit from the graphic organizers linked here.
With attractive graphics and easy-to-read letters, this resource could be used in kindergarten to review letters and sounds. Although just a presentation with letters and pictures, it could be used in a variety of ways. Teachers could use this as a way to review letters and sounds on a daily basis, or as a way to generate word lists.
Fifth graders study rain forest animals. In this rain forest animal activity, 5th graders watch a teacher presented video, review the map, and listen to Lynne Cherry's, The Kapok Tree. They work in groups to remember the animals that were mentioned in the story. They complete an rain forest animal research project using the assigned worksheet and web sites. They read rain forest literature to kindergarten students.