Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Mother Gooses tried and true nursery rhymes provide a springboard for this unit which is specifically designed for use during the critical first months of grade one, when children have limited reading and writing skills. The highly structured unit focuses on building childrens sight word vocabulary and introduces them to writing in complete (but simple) sentences as a class activity. NURSERY RHYME OF THE DAY: The list of fun, familiar rhymes includes Humpty Dumpty, Star Light, Jack Be Nimble, Jack Sprat, Hickory Dickory Dock, Three Blind Mice, Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Jack Horner. WORD CARDS: Each day, students are introduced to three new words which are reinforced with an activity such as rhyming, opposites or ABC order. CLOZE ACTIVITY: Students complete the sentence and create a picture for each rhyme. WRITING ACTIVITY: As a class, students come up with and print a sentence for each of the three words studied earlier in the lesson. This is a challenging, yet highly, rewarding activity as students begin to emerge as not only readers but writers as well. NURSERY RHYME CONCENTRATION GAME: Students play the game with a partner, reinforcing each childs ability to recognise sight words. Also includes: Unit Overview, Daily Lesson Plans, Group Word Cards, Individual Word Cards, Nursery Rhyme Chant Booklet, Student Booklet, Self-Evaluations, Review Activity, and more! Start off your year write with these highly structured, easy-to-use, reproducible, teacher friendly activities!