Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kindergarten Reading Boot Camp

Reading Ideas for Kinder Classes!
Reading Boot Camp Ideas for Kinder and First Grade!

Kindergarten Reading Boot Camp is Camp,
Mix it up and Have Fun!

Morning goals and preview: Set daily and weekly goals with active charting of all data for a strong visual cue of each student's progress.

Morning Music and Movement
Students learn to sing 10-20 songs during RBC. We usually start with fun age appropriate songs with great lyrics.
Feist Sesame Street1234 Lyrics

One, two, three, four
monsters walking 'cross the floor
I love counting, counting to the number four

Oh you counting, counting with me
to one less than five, and one more than three

Oh, Oh, Oh, we're counting to four
Oh, Oh, Oh, let's count some more

One, two, three, four
penguins that went by the door
I love counting, counting to the number four

I see four here, I see four there
favorite number, nothing can compare

Oh, Oh, Oh we're counting to four
Oh, Oh, Oh let's count some more

One, two, three, four
chickens just back from the shore
I love counting, counting to the number four

Oh, Oh, Oh we're counting to four
Oh, Oh, Oh lets count some more

One, two, three, four
chickens just back from the shore

One, two, three, four
penguins that went by the door

One, two, three, four
monsters walking 'cross the floor

balm balm balm balm (repeat 2x)
counting to four
Ohhh (repeat 2x)
counting to four (repeat 3x)

More Kinder Music

Morning Yes No Phonics Games
The Idea of the Yes No Phonics and Word game is to help students use auditory discrimination to build phonemic awareness by answering quick Yes No questions.

Sample Yes No Phonics Questions!

Does the word end in a vowel? Yes/No
Does the word begin with a letter____? Yes/No
Does the word end with a consonant? Yes/No
Does the word luck have a ck like the word truck? Yes/No
Does the word read have ea like tea? Yes/No
Does bat, fat, cat, rat, hat, mat, and sat end with et? Yes/No

Morning Myth and Fable
Aesop’s fables  The Lion and the Mouse
Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him. "Pardon, O King," cried the little Mouse: "forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?" The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go. Some time after the Lion was caught in a trap, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him on. Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight, in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. "Was I not right?" said the little Mouse.
Little friends may prove great friends.

Morning Vocabulary Sparkle
Have your children stand or sit on their desk so they are facing the teacher. Start at either end of room and give the first child a vocabulary word or definition. They say the definition or kid friendly sentence if given the vocabulary word or they must give the word when a definition is given. The child that cannot give an answer says SPARKLE and must sit down. Continue the game until you are down to one child! The last child that has answered all the vocabulary gets a small bag of popcorn. Every child that answers a hard vocabulary question correctly gets a pretzel, stamp, or a sticker.  They love this and it is great review for challenging academic vocabulary! Start with a mix of easy and hard words to get the kids excited and ready to study the challenging academic words. We use Tier 2 and Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary.
Morning Word Work Review Academic Vocabulary
Word list are used daily to build phonemic awareness, word attack skills, articulation, vocabulary power, academic vocabulary word knowledge and fluency. Students read the words list up to ten times per day, as needed, at the start of Reading Boot Camp to reinforce fluency and word attack skills. The drills are quick, one-time read-through that take about a minute to read the twenty words. After reading the vocabulary list for fluency and word attack have students share kid friendly sentences with their partner.  Students that are beginning readers are the listeners and are asked to repeat the sentences or definition they just heard with a partner. Kinder teachers will model this over and over. Activities can be done with a partner or in small groups.

Kindergarten and First Grade Academic Words

Alphabet, back cover / front cover (book), date, drawing, fairy tale, first name / last name, follow / directions, letter, number word,  picture book, picture dictionary, poem, print, retell, rhyme, sight word,  sign, speech, Title/title page, vocabulary, author / illustrator, Blends, capitalization, chapter, character, complete, Comprehension, consonants/consonant blends, Create, describe, direction, fantasy, final, illustrate
Initial, language, magazine, order, predict, punctuation, retell,  
Questions, reality, syllable, symbol, uppercase/lowercase
 Reading and Spelling Word List sample

Day 1
1st Grade Comprehensive
English Vocabulary Tier 1, 2 & 3
Comprehensive Academic Vocabulary Tier 3

Language Arts
Social Studies
Sight Word
Comprehensive Academic Vocabulary Tier 2             Blooms Taxonomy Vocabulary

Morning Poetry
Jabberwocky - a poem by Lewis Carroll 

 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree.
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came wiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

 Have fun creating your own imaginary monsters! Think Cookie Monster!

Morning READ Aloud

Teachers please select a book, preferably one that you have class copies of, so all students can see the text as the teacher reads aloud.

More Morning Yes No Phonics Game 

Morning Tougne Twister

A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.
Said the flea, "Let us fly!"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

  Morning Music and Movement

More Morning Word Work
Primary Sight Word List Review

and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you
Kinder Sight Word List
all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes

Starfall SMART Board® Read Aloud

Phonics Word Drills

Lesson 1.


Short Sound of A.

am cat gap ban cap
an bad bag can map
as mad gag fan nap
at pad hag pan rap
ax sad lag ran hap
rat gad tag tan jam
sat sap fag van ham

Short Sound of E.

bed den net sell tent
led ken pet nest rent
red men set zest sent
wed wen yet test went
beg jet pest felt vent
leg let fell rest pelt
hen met bell jest melt

Short Sound of I.
if rid him sin jig
it lid rim tin rig
is sip fix dig bib
bit tip six fig jib
hit nip din big rib
sit lip pin pig fib

Short Sound of O.

on cob nod box dot
ox job pod hop jot
got rob rod mop lot
cot sob log sop pot
jot cod hog pop rot
lot God dog top not

Short Sound of U.
up mud rum rut gush
us dug sum hung dust
cub mug bun bung must
hub pug dun lung rust
rub tug run sung gust
bud jug sun hulk drum

Lesson 3.


man lap pat tap had
fin get ten wet peg
fit dim mix hid his
hot rot fob dot con
rug hum fun hut cut

had fun hug gum flog
den fog dip nag dram
did tub fog bet help
sod hod gun pen lift
lad bet did cog rush

Lesson 4.

Long Sound of A.

date jade came cage bane
late fade dame page lace
mate rate same sage wake
Long Sound of E.

me we she heed weed
fee reef feed deed deep
feel leer meek keep peep
seek veer beef reel weep
Long Sound of I.

pile dike fire life bide
file like tire rife hide
mile pike sire wife ride

Long Sound of O.

code colt bone hope dote
node jolt cone pope note
bode molt hone rope vote
rove bolt tone cope hold
Long Sound of U.

lure cube mute lune huge
cure tube duke dune pule
pure lute jute use cue

Lesson 5.

Short Sounds of Vowels.

crab bled chip shot bump
grab fled ship blot lump
drab sled whip spot pump
slab sped slip plot jump
stab then drip trot hump

brag bent spit clog bulk
cram best crib frog just
clan hemp gift plod drug
clad vest king stop shut
dash west grit clod hush

More Kindergarten Reading Ideas Coming Soon!

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