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Get ready for reading with this essential collection of activities that build reading skills. Learn Beginning Sounds. These worksheets teach children about the letter sounds that begin words. Tracing Practice for Preschool. Packed with tracing activities, this workbook helps preschoolers develop essential prewriting skills. Teach your class about the relationship between numbers and quantities with this lesson that has students use their counting skills to match a number of objects with their written value. Numbers 1 to 10 Matching. Learning number shapes gets a fun makeover in this matching card game.
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You can also try both. Recent lessons on analyzing sentences , endangered species and the Russian Revolution all came about because of Times features , photo essays and series that were too good not to teach. Other times, we go looking. For recent lessons on gerrymandering and Tier Two vocabulary we started with the subjects — we knew teachers would be teaching them — before looking for supporting Times materials. Every month or so, we also publish what we call a Text to Text lesson. The other excerpt generally comes from a frequently taught literary, historical, cultural, scientific or mathematical text.
The two exercises below can help students get started. You can do either, or both.
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Start with the world and connect it to your curriculum. Any teacher can do this any day with The New York Times, simply by inviting students to flip or click through recent issues looking for articles or images that remind them of something they have studied in school this semester. The connections they make may be literal — a recent production of a Shakespeare play they have studied , for instance.
Or they may be more conceptual, like the link between an image like this and this , both of which we have used in our Picture Prompt series and an event in history.
Both kinds of connections can lead to interesting thinking and writing. And you can use a collection of old print newspapers from several recent dates, or invite students to browse NYTimes. The fun — for them and for you — will be in the explanations. After students have chosen one strong match, invite them to meet in pairs or small groups to describe why they chose what they did, then ask them to write those explanations up for homework. The next day, students can post their picks and written explanations, gallery-style, around the room, and the whole class can rotate around this exhibit to see the ideas others had.
As a class you might discuss: How many connections were similar? Which were the most surprising or interesting? What new connections can we make as a class after seeing all this work? Here are examples from our own Text to Text series in which something in The Times reminded us of an often-taught text or historical event:. Start with your curriculum and connect it to the world. But before you set your students to the task, decide the scope of the material they will be working with.
Would you like them to take on a single novel, historical event or scientific discovery, or will they be reflecting on content from an entire unit or semester? What texts were covered? What eras, events or people did they learn about?
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What big questions did they investigate? Instruct your students to cover the letter if they see it on their own cards. Guided Practice 20 minutes. Begin the game by calling letters. Show your students the letter pair after you've called it. Ask your students to identify and cover their matching letters.
Keep playing until all 26 cards have been called. Tell your students that the goal of the game is to cover every letter on their cards. Independent working time 10 minutes. Choose a shape or pattern that your students can try to cover, such as a vertical line. Call out letters until one of your students has covered all of the letters in his pattern.
Since most students will have different cards, not everyone will have a covered pattern. Continue calling the letters until you have called all 26 letters. To put the letters in context, say a familiar word that starts with the letter. For example, A is for apple. Enrichment: Call the letter name without showing the card with the letter pair. Say the letter aloud, and encourage your students to identify the letter without seeing it. Support: Place the calling card on the board to show your students what the letters look like. Show your students that some letters have the same upper- and lowercase shape, such as the letter C.
Assessment 5 minutes. As your students are playing the game, take note of letters they are matching. Note if they can identify the letter before you show them the visual aid on the card.
Review and closing 5 minutes. Have one of your students repeat the letters that he matched. Ask that volunteer to list words that start with the same letter. Download to read more. The Lion and the Rat. Download all 5. Start Guided Lesson. Related learning resources. In this lesson, students will fill their barns with farm animals by matching, identifying, and connecting the sounds of letters with their symbols. Homemade Letter Bingo. Alphabet Gallery. Make the alphabet come to life for your preschooler by filling a wall with colorful alphabet posters.
Learn the Alphabet with Alphabet Card Games. Make learning the alphabet fun with alphabet card games! With six games to choose from, kids are sure to stay occupied for hours. Alphabet Recognition. Here's a way to give your child practice with letters and alphabet recognition: through matching and coloring! Easter Alphabet Maze. It's an alphabet maze, more like a path, with ABCs and alphabet writing in store for your preschooler on this fun and colorful Easter themed worksheet! Dinosaur Alphabet.
These dinosaur alphabet flashcards are perfect for getting little ones excited about learning their ABCs. Animal Alphabet. It's an alphabet zoo in this book of animal inspired letters. Big and bold, A to Z get the capital treatment from armadillo to zebra. Alphabet Train. Let's chug through the alphabet, learning beginning sounds of words. It's a great way to give your preschooler some early language skills.
Alphabet Space Photoshoot. Kids explore outer space and find uppercase letters in this alphabet game. Animal Alphabet: P.