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Lesson 2 - Setting Purpose: Words Are Made of Letters

teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1

Lesson 2 - Setting Purpose: Words Are Made of Letters

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 2 Overview found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • Opening A:
    • I can say the name of a classmate and “read” his or her name. 
    • I can explain the connection between words and letters.
  • Work Time A:
    • I can find (written) words and letters and tell the difference between them. 
    • I can explain the connection between words and letters.
  • Work Time B:
    • I can listen to the Story: “The Search for Names” and answer questions about what I heard.

In advance:

  • Prepare
    • Enlarged Chant: “The Word We Heard” (may be written on chart paper or a large white board, large enough for Student Name Cards (from Lesson 1) to fit on the blank spaces)
    • Word Rocks and Letter Rocks for Work Time B (cut out “rocks” using blank paper or construction paper; write whole words on some of them and single letters on others (example: write the word “cat” on one rock and the letter “b” on another); optional)
  • Preview the Story: “The Search for Names.”
  • Gather materials for independent work rotations (see Independent Work Time).

Vocabulary:

  • Lesson-specific: letter, name, word
  • Text-specific: beam, concealed

Materials:

  • Enlarged Chant: “The Word We Heard” (to display; see Teaching Notes)
  • Pointer (optional)
  • Student Name Cards (from Lesson 1)
  • Letters and Words Rocks (see Teaching Notes; optional)
  • Story: “The Search for Names” (Parts 1 and 2) (one for teacher use; from Lesson 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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