Rethink your literacy block with the Empowering Little Readers Pre-K Literacy Curriculum! The Empowering Little Readers Pre-K Literacy Curriculum will introduce your students to the interactive read alouds routine while building strong foundations in oral language, vocabulary, phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts of print, comprehension, and more!
The Empowering Little Readers Pre-K Literacy Curriculum was designed to give your preschool, prek, TK, and special education students a strong literacy foundation. Each unit covers one Big Idea theme with smaller themes within.
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BIG IDEA THEMES:
Unit 1: My World – Currently Included
Unit 2: My World in Fall – Currently Included
Unit 3: My World in Winter – by October 2022
Unit 4: Tales From My World – by December 2022
Unit 5: My World Around Me – by January 2023
Unit 6: Animals In My World – by March 2023
Flex Unit: Celebrations and Holidays Around My World – growing through the year
The Pre-K Literacy Curriculum was designed to integrate as much learning into your interactive read alouds time as possible! Each unit has 6-7 weeks of instruction completely planned out for you!
Each week includes:
- Oral language and vocabulary activities
- Phonological and phonemic awareness
- Concepts of Print
- Interactive read alouds lessons to work on comprehension
- Optional student worksheets
- Nonfiction reader
- Gross motor activities
- Fine motor activities
- Exploration activities
- Art and crafts
- Social emotional learning (SEL)
- 2 literacy centers
The Pre-K Literacy Curriculum covers the following themes:
- Week 1: School
- Week 2: Colors
- Week 3: Self-esteem
- Week 4: Feelings
- Week 5: 5 Senses
- Week 6: Friends
- Week 7: Pets
- Week 8: Community Helpers
- Week 9: Fire Safety
- Week 10: Apples and the Apple Life Cycle
- Week 11: Pumpkins and the Pumpkin Life Cycle
- Week 12: Spiders
- Week 13: Nocturnal Animals
- Week 14: Fall
- Week 15: Hibernation
- Week 16: Germs
- Week 17: Snow
- Week 18: Winter
- Week 19: Winter Animals
- Week 20: Gingerbread
- Week 21: The Three Little Pigs
- Week 22: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Week 23: Jack and the Beanstalk
- Week 24: Little Red Riding Hood
- Week 25: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- Week 26: The Little Red Hen
- Week 27: Spring Weather
- Week 28: Rain
- Week 29: Plants
- Week 30: Garden
- Week 31: Farm
- Week 32: Farm
- Week 33: Space
- Week 34: Dinosaurs
- Week 35: Chickens
- Week 36: Frogs
- Week 37: Bugs
- Week 38: Butterflies
- Week 39: Bees
- Week 40: Sharks
- Bonus Week: Transportation
What about holidays and celebrations? A separate unit called will be included! This unit will contain individual packs that you can plug in and replace a full week or just a day. Currently, there will be 25 holidays included.
You will need to purchase these books for Pre-K Literacy Curriculum:
- How Do Dinosaurs Go to School by Jane Yolen
- Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dod
- I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
- Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner
- Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup
- You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown
- Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen Martin
- Pizza At Sally’s
- Firefighter Frank
- The Apple Pie Tree
- Pumpkin, Pumpkin
- Walter’s Wonderful Web
- Night Animals
- Sneeze Big Bear Sneeze
- Time To Sleep
- Bear Feels Sick
- The Snowy Day
- The Mitten
- Virgil & Owen
- The Gingerbread Man
- The Three Little Pigs
- Goldilocks And The Three Bears
- Jack And The Beanstalk
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- The Little Red Hen
- Storm Is Coming
- Little Bird Takes A Bath
- Tops And Bottoms
- The Enormous Potato
- Farmer Duck
- Dogosaurus Rex
- The Runaway Egg
- 999 Tadpoles
- I Love Bugs
- Farfellina And Marcel
- The Very Greedy Bee
- The Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark
Each component of the Pre-K Literacy Curriculum lesson plans was designed to pack as much impact as possible into your day.
- Oral language and vocabulary – Students will be introduced to at least two vocabulary words each week. They will talk about the words, complete vocabulary sorts, and create predictable sentences.
- Poetry – Each week includes an original poem.
- Phonological and phonemic awareness – Each unit will cover phonological and phonemic awareness skills included: repeating sentences, counting words in sentences, rhyming, alliteration, syllables, onset and rime, blending, and segmenting.
- Concepts of print – The Pre-K Literacy Curriculum will cover a variety of concepts of print skills including: parts of a book, how to handle a book, picture vs text, letters words and sentences, directionality, spaces, 1 to 1 correspondence, capital letters, and the return sweep.
- Comprehension – Comprehension will be taught each week using interactive read alouds. Skills covered will include characters, setting, feelings, problem and solution, main idea, retelling, making connections, cause and effect, visualizing, and making predications.
- Student worksheets – The student worksheets each day are an optional follow up to the interactive read aloud lessons. Many worksheets include two options for differentiation.
- Nonfiction reader – An original nonfiction book is included each week based around the weekly theme.
- Gross motor activities – A weekly gross motor and movement activity is included each week and matches to the theme.
- Fine motor activities – A weekly fine motor activity is included. Some examples include using stickers, dabbing paint, cutting, and tracing.
- Explore – Exploration activities are included on the day you read the nonfiction reader. These include science experiments and hands-on activities.
- Art and crafts – A weekly art project or craft is included based on the story or theme.
- Social emotional learning – Weekly social emotional learning lessons (SEL) are included. Some topics covered include: choices at school, calming down, handling disappointment, feelings and emotions, and being a good friend.
Can I use the Pre-K Literacy Curriculum units with my preschool, transitional kindergarten, special education, or kindergarten classroom? Yes! All printable pages are not marked with the grade level so that you can feel comfortable using the Pre-K Literacy units no matter what grade level you teach.
Would the Pre-K Literacy Curriculum work well in a homeschool setting? Yes! These lesson plans are designed to be easy to follow and include everything you need. They would work well in a homeschool setting.
Do I have to follow the Pre-K Literacy Curriculum lesson plans exactly? No, I know that there may be more included than you have time for. Please feel free to break up the day or pick and choose the activities that would be the most meaningful for your class.
Does the Pre-K Literacy Curriculum align with the Science of Reading? Yes! The Empowering Little Readers Pre-K Literacy Curriculum was designed with best practices from the Science of Reading regarding comprehension, language development, and phonological and phonemic awareness in mind. You will also want to include a phonics component to you literacy block such as the Pre-K Phonics Curriculum.
Are the lesson plans or materials editable? No, i’m sorry, these are not editable at this time.
Are these lesson plans included in any of your other resources? No, the Pre-K Literacy unit is completely new and is not included in any other resource.