Pre K & Kindergarten
Activities in this section are designed to prepare pre k and kindergarten students in the foundational reading skills necessary to become readers. This section is also for students who are struggling in first grade and would benefit from additional support in these skills go here.
read article Each activity video includes an introduction, materials needed, and a demonstration of the activity. All activities are quick, easy, and fun to implement!
Phonological Awareness – Substitute, Add, and Delete Sounds
Children need to learn that sounds said in the correct order produce desired words. In this activity, children will gain practice in substituting, adding, and deleting sounds to produce different words.
Phonics – Alphabet and Word – Print Recognition
Children need to recognize and name the letters of the alphabet. In this activity, children will identify the letters of their names and other familiar words.
Phonics – Identifying Initial Consonants
Children need to identify the sounds in words and match these sounds to the correct letter or letters to read words. In this activity, children sort pictures cards and/or objects according to their initial consonants.
Phonics – Blending Short Vowel Words
Children need to hear the sounds, match them to their letters, and blend the letters to make words. In this activity, children will blend, make, and read short vowel words.
Phonics – Using Cues to Identify Word Picture Cards
Children need to acquire print awareness. They need to understand that letters make words, words make sentences, and sentences tell something. In this activity, children will identify words from clues given.
Word Recognition – Sound Letter Fluency
Children need to understand the relationship between sounds and letters to form words. In this activity, children will practice identifying the sounds of letters in random order.
Vocabulary – Use Vocabulary to Categorize Pictures & Items
Children need to understand the meaning of words. In this activity, children will show how words are related. They will sort known pictures and objects into categories.
Fluency – Letter Recognition
Children need to learn to identify upper-and-lower case letters automatically. In this activity, children will rapidly recognize and name letters in random order.
Fluency – Read Sight Words & Simple CVC Words in Sentences
Children will need to recognize and read known sight words and consonant, vowel, consonant (CVC) words. In this activity, children will gain practice in reading these words in print.
Comprehension – Listening Comprehension
Children need to learn to concentrate on what they are hearing. Listening comprehension is the ability to answer questions about what was heard. In this activity, children will answer literal questions (who, what, where, or when) about events read to them.
Comprehension – Picture Predictions
Children need to learn how to make predictions. Making predictions engages children in thinking about what has occurred and what will happen next. In this activity, children will make predictions from picture clues.