Rethink your literacy block with the Empowering Little Readers Pre-K Literacy Curriculum! Pre-K Literacy Unit 1 My World 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. Pre-K Literacy Unit 1 covers the Big Idea: I am learning about myself and my world.
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The Pre-K Literacy Curriculum was designed to integrate as much learning into your interactive read alouds time as possible! Unit 1 has 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
Pre-K Literacy Curriculum Unit 1: My World 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
You will need to purchase these books for Pre-K Literacy Curriculum Unit 1:
- 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
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 – Pre-K Literacy Unit 1 covers the phonological awareness skills: repeating and counting words in sentences
- Concepts of print – Pre-K Literacy Unit 1 will cover the parts of a book, title, author, illustrator, how to hold a book, and pictures vs text.
- Comprehension – Comprehension will be taught each week using interactive read alouds. Pre-K Literacy Unit 1 will introduce characters, feelings, problem and solution, main idea, retelling, and making connections.
- 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. Pre-K Literacy Unit 1 covers 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.