Kindergarten book bags for small group with a free download These are an important part of my small group instruction. Nightly reading is their kindergarten homework. Here is a look at the activities I use to reinforce the skills we learn in my kindergarten small group and guided reading lessons!
Small Group Activities
One of the word work activities we do at our small group table is segmenting CVC words. I simply use the CVC word cards from my games units. Since I have a game for just about every season and holiday, this is an easy activity to keep going all year long. Once we are done with the cards at my table, they become a literacy center. You can see the different games HERE.
The students press a light for each sound as they segment the word.
Taking the skill up a notch… now they are working on scribing the sounds that they hear in the CVC word.
Book Bags and Bookmark
For the last few years, I had used a book bag card that I would clip to my student’s guided reading books. This helps the parents to know which book in their book bag I REALLY want them to practice. I checked in with the student the next day for fluency. If the child had practiced the text, they should be fluent and able to read the book like they talk.
I decided to change the card into a bookmark. We slipped this bookmark into the students’ book back so they could take it home each night. I have stars at the bottom so I can reward those students who demonstrate fluency. I can tell when the book has not been practice because of this lack of fluency. Perhaps this is something you can use in your classroom. The idea is that I want the students to practice the book that is within their zone of proximal development. YES, I encourage them to read and to listen to books that are read to them, but I also want to be sure they are fluent with their instructional book as well. This guided reading book is part of THIS LEVELED TEXT series.
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