Children will learn simple hand gestures to break words into syllables, show the beginning sound and the rest of the word as they blend and segment each word. They will practice with 5 new words per activity.
preMedia - Letters
This collection includes English Language Arts activities for preschool-aged children.
Children will learn how to correctly hold a book, notice the spacing between words, tie illustrations to text, and track the words with a finger. Children will demonstrate that reading is done left to right, top to bottom, and front to back.
Children will act out the story with a beginning, middle, and end. Children will be able to identify body parts, review and label several color words, and use rhyming to predict what will be painted next.
Children will be assigned a main character in a story they have recently read. They will act out the story with a beginning, middle, and end.
Children will communicate what they intend to do during imaginary play. They can use props and toys as they act out certain situations. Brainstorm with the child(ren) about different things they may add to the play area for that specific theme. Once they are done playing, they can draw a picture and write to tell what they enjoyed the most.
Child(ren) will brainstorm with an adult about different things they may add to the play area for a specific theme. Children will communicate what they intend to do during imaginary play.
Grow flowers from seeds. Most plants will need soil, light, and water to grow. Plant 2 cups for your child(ren). Both plants will receive the same soil and water. One plant will be placed by sunlight, the other will be placed in a closed cabinet. Document the differences in growth over an extended period of time.
Talk about several occupations and how that occupation contributes to our needs and the needs of the community. Discuss the occupations in your setting and in the homes of your child(ren).
Children will listen to a song with movements as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Once your child(ren) knows the song and the motions they will point out the words and control their movements.
Children will listen to Head Shoulders Knees and Toes as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Allow children to help point out the words as they are ready. Once your child(ren) knows the song and the motions, they will sing the song and control their movements by keeping their body movements in a designated space.
Children will listen to Row, Row, Row Your Boat as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Allow children to help point out the words as they are ready. Child(ren) will sing the song and control their movements within a designated area.
Children will listen to The Wheels on the Bus as the adult points out the words in the rhyme. Children will participate with listening and movement.
Repeated Reading According to research, it is recommended that preschool teachers prepare children for later reading instruction. They can do so by introducing the five critical building blocks for literacy including phonological awareness, letter identification, vocabulary knowledge, print concepts, and a positive attitude toward reading (Henry, 2019). (Early Learning Standards, ELA Introduction)
Children will take turns adding to stories. You can pick a topic and start off by saying “Once upon a time…” and then take turns embellishing and extending the story. The goal is to pay attention to details, attend to one another while building their working memory, focusing their attention, and practicing self-control.
Children will look out the window to determine what the weather conditions are for the day and determine what clothes would help them be comfortable to dress in for the day.