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Lesson 18 - Mystery Word

teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/d
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3/c
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3/a

Lesson 18 - Mystery Word

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 18 Overview found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • Opening A:
    • I can identify the name and sound for the letters “c” and “n.”
    • I can identify the name of each lowercase letter.
    • I can identify the name of each uppercase letter.
    • I can look at each consonant and say its sound.
  • Work Time A:
    • I can search in a text (poem) and find a word with one letter in it.
    • I can count the number of letters in a word.
  • Work Time B:
    • I can use clues from the text (poem) to identify a mystery word.
    • I can count the number of letters in a word.
    • I can count the number of words in the poem.
    • I can point to words in the poem.
    • I can recognize and read many high-frequency words in a text and in isolation (alone).

In advance

  • Prepare:
    • Enlarged poem: “My Cat, Noodles” (or write on chart paper/poster)
    • Poetry notebooks:
      • Each student needs a spiral or composition book with a copy of the poem glued or taped inside, or else a loose copy of the poem in a plastic sleeve
    • Hand mirrors (optional; one per student or pair to see mouth movements)
    • Snapshot Assessment (optional; one per student)
  • Gather materials for differentiated small group instruction (see Differentiated Small Groups: Work with Teacher).

Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display the lesson or assign it to students before class. 
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device. 
  • If using the digital tools for classroom activities, adapt individual or partner work for your classroom context.

Vocabulary

  • Lesson- specific: clues, mystery word

Materials

  • Enlarged poem: “My Cat, Noodles” (or handwritten on chart paper; to display; from Lesson 16)
  • Large pointer (optional; for teacher to point to words in poem as the class recites)
  • Articulatory Gestures Chart (enlarged version to post; from Lesson 16)
  • Poetry notebooks (one per student)
  • Poem: “My Cat, Noodles” (one per student in poetry notebooks)
  • Hand mirrors (optional; one per student or pair to see mouth movements)
  • Snapshot Assessment (optional; one per student)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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