"Jasper's Beanstalk"

K - 2nd

Students participate in various shared reading and writing activities related to the book "Jasper's Beanstalk." They write a sentence for each of Jasper's activities for each day of the week, develop a list of gardening words, and retell the story.

Resource Details

Instructional Design
5 days

Preprimer Word List

For this preprimer word list worksheet, students color the words in the list and draw a line to connect matching words. Students do this for 10 words.

Decode and Write Words with More Than One Syllable

First, second, and third graders are told that they are going to read and write words with more than one part or syllable. They watch and listen as the teacher writes the word sunset. They listen as the teacher says the first part of the word sunset. They use letter cards as a visual aid to decode and write compound words.

Little Words Are Hiding Inside!

First graders practice finding smaller words inside larger ones. In this spelling lesson, 1st graders write smaller words that they find in larger ones. They look at words such as water and write a list of words within. They use the skill to help when spelling larger words.

Vocabulary Building Activities

In these four building vocabulary worksheets, learners view vocabulary word lists, use definition clues, unscramble letters, and write sentences using each vocabulary word. Students write twenty-one answers per worksheet.

Full Dolch Word List

Sight words are listed based on how frequently they are used. There are 250 words on the list. This would be a good, general resource for a teachers of grades 1 - 3. It is useful to know what words your class should know, and how well they know them.

Dolch Word List- By Frequency and Grade Level

Have your learners practice their sight word recognition using this resource. The words, listed by frequency for each grade level, can be placed on flash cards, pinned up on bulletin boards, or otherwise displayed to aid in recognition.

My Favorite Activity

In this choosing their favorite activity learning exercise, students observe pictures with sentences of activities and choose their favorite activity, state their goal to persuade a friend to join them in the activity, write reasons why they like to do this, and draw a picture of their friend and them participating in the activity. Students complete four activities.

Phonics Instructional Routine: Read and Write Words with Consonant Digraphs

Use consonant digraphs to introduce learners to word patterns and high frequency words. They observe a chart with the digraphs /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /wh/. After listening to each of these phonemes, scholars watch as the teacher categorizes single-syllable words into the chart based on their initial digraphs. Scaffolding is key here; once kids have watched and listened, they practice in a guided setting. The chart and words are provided for printing, but consider projecting them for demonstration.

Here's an Instant Activity for February 15, 2010

Second graders complete a spelling activity to learn how to spell plural words. In this plural words lesson, 2nd graders complete an oral spelling activity with their teacher and then a worksheet to spell plural words.

Pre-Primer Word List #3

In this word list worksheet, learners read words in a word box, color each word and print in on provided lines. A reference web site is given for additional activities.

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