Rethink your literacy block with the Empowering Little Readers Pre-K Literacy Curriculum! Pre-K Literacy Unit 2 My World In Fall 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 2 covers the Big Idea: I am learning about my world in the fall.
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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 2 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 2: My World In the Fall covers the following themes:
- Week 1: Community Helpers
- Week 2: Firefighters
- Week 3: Apples and the Apple Life Cycle
- Week 4: Pumpkins and the Pumpkin Life Cycle
- Week 5: Spiders
- Week 6: Nocturnal Animals
- Week 7: Fall
You will need to purchase these books for Pre-K Literacy Curriculum Unit 2:
- Pizza At Sally’s by Monica Wellington
- Firefighter Frank by Monica Wellington
- The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
- Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
- Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood
- Night Animals by Gianna Marino
- Sneeze Big Bear Sneeze by Maureen Wright
Take a closer look at the lessons:
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 2 will cover the parts of a book, title, author, illustrator, how to hold a book, and pictures vs text, and words vs pictures.
- Comprehension – Comprehension will be taught each week using interactive read alouds. Pre-K Literacy Unit 2 will introduce characters, setting, feelings, problem and solution, main idea, retelling, making connections, and making predictions.
- 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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.