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At the Beach – Lesson 14 -Writing Prompt for Book 3 Gum

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

For this writing prompt, first let your child chew a piece of bubble gum. Then she will write sentences to describe gum. At the Beach – Lesson 14 I can write a describing sentence. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about how Jill liked to blow bubbles with her gum but how she did not like when a bubble popped! Talk about describing words for gum such as: sticky, sweet, chewy, pink, etc. Ask her to write a sentence to describe gum. Encourage her to use...

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At the Beach – Lesson 13 – Book 3 Gum

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics, Phonics Readers, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Aw oh. Jill has some bubble trouble in this story! I think we’ve all been there, done that! Lesson 13 I can read the story, “Gum”. Objective: To fluently read and comprehend the story, Gum. (RF.K.4) Materials: Gum (Set 13, Book 3) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title? Where does this story take place? Who is the main character? What is Jill doing? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. As your child reads, discuss the...

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At the Beach – Lesson 12 – Counting Words in a Sentence

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

This phonemic awareness activity is lots of fun when you use snack items to count out words in a sentence. Mmmmm. At the Beach – Lesson 12 I can count words in a sentence. Objective: To count words in a sentence. (RF.K.2) Materials: napkin, foil cupcake liner, trail mix Procedures: Give your child a napkin and a container of trail mix items such as small pretzels, m & m’s , gold fix crackers, raisins, cereal, oyster crackers, mini marshmallows, etc. Say a sentence to your child such as “I will buy some nuts.” Your child will count...

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Lesson 11 – At the Beach – Making a List

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Writing | 0 comments

Do you remember all the things that Zack sold in The Snack Shack book? Test your memory by making a list!   At the Beach – Lesson 11 I can make a list. Objective: To make a list. (RF.K.2) Materials: notebook, pen Procedures: Give your child a notebook and a gel pen or thin markers to make writing more fun. Ask her to think back to the story and to make a numbered list of things that were for sale at the Snack Shack. After she has completed her list, allow her to refer to the book to add any forgotten items. Conclusion: Ask your...

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At the Beach – Lesson 10 Writing Prompt for Book 2 The Snack Shack

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Here is a fun writing prompt because who wouldn’t want to write about their favorite snack? Yum! I’ll meet you at the Snack Shack! At the Beach – Lesson 10 I can write about my favorite snack. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about some of the things Zack sold at the Snack Shack. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write about something he would like to buy at a shop on the beach. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at...

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At the Beach – Lesson 9 – Book 2 The Snack Shack

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

Who remembers the thrill of buying something from a Snack Shack at the beach or pool? In this Half-Pint story, you will get to see all the things that Zack has for sale. At the Beach – Lesson 9 I can read the story, “The Snack Shack”. Objective: To fluently read the story, The Snack Shack. (RF.K.4) Materials: The Snack Shack (Set 13, Book 2) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title? Where does this story take place? What do you think the man does for a living? What things might he sell? Turn to...

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At the Beach – Lesson 8 – Mystery Puzzle

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Beginning Reading, CVC words, Early Literacy, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading | 0 comments

For this activity, your child will solve a mystery puzzle by matching decodable words. At the Beach – Lesson 8 I can blend sounds to read words. Objective: To decode words. (RF.K.2) Materials: puzzle, marker Procedures: Purchase a framed cardboard puzzle at a dollar store but do not let your child see the picture. Try to find a puzzle with an ocean theme. Remove the pieces one at a time. Write a decodable word on the back of each piece and also write the same word on the section of where the puzzle piece was removed. Spread out all the...

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At the Beach – Lesson 7 – Beach Umbrella Vowel Sounds

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Letter Games, Letter Sounds, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Games, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Vowels | 0 comments

Creating little beach umbrellas for response cards is a cute way to practice vowel sounds. Another thought…those little paper umbrellas for drinks would be even cuter! At the Beach – Lesson 7 I can identify short vowel sounds. Objective: To identify short vowel sounds. (RF.K.2) Materials: colored paper, markers, tape, popsicle sticks Procedures: Have your child glue together strips of colored paper and then use it to cut out five umbrella shapes. Tape or glue a popsicle stick to the back of each umbrella. Say a word and your child...

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At the Beach – Lesson 6 – Writing prompt for Book 1 A Fun Trip

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Early Literacy, Journal Entry, Phonics, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Writing, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

In today’s journal entry, your child will write about her favorite thing to do at the beach. At the Beach – Lesson 6 I can write about what I would do at the beach. Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1) Materials: journal, pencil, crayons Procedures: Talk about things that your family has done or could do while vacationing at a beach. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write about something she would like to do there. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence...

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At the Beach – Lesson 5 – Book 1 A Fun Trip

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Decodable Books, Early Literacy, Fluency, Phonics Readers, Set 13 At the Beach, Teaching Reading, Vocabulary | 0 comments

If you enjoy going to the beach, you will love reading about this Half-Pint family’s beach vacation!   At the Beach – Lesson 5 I can read the story, “A Fun Trip”. Objective: To fluently read and comprehend the story, A Fun Trip. (RF.K.4) Materials: A Fun Trip (Set 13, Book 1) Procedures: Discuss the cover of the book. Ask questions such as: What is the title? Where does this story take place? What kind of air craft is in the picture? Where do you think the family is going? Have you ever flown on a jet? Turn to the inside...

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