Monday, June 8, 2015

My Kindergarten Color Words

My color word unit is out and ready for those of us that are thinking about the new school year. (Yes, we are crazy.) Kindergarten has changed so much over the past 10 years. We are expecting our little ones to begin reading the second they walk into the room. And, as we all know, many are just not ready. This unit begins the reading process in Kindergarten by teaching them their first sight words: Color Words! Not only is it important, but they are fun and engaging to little eyes. They feel successful because they already know (or think they know) what the colors are. Now, all you have to do, Teach, is to match the word to the color. 

This unit is designed to help students READ color words. This will be done by cutting and pasting, writing and finding, coloring and matching so that color words become easy to read.

Colors include: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, brown, white, gray and also.....grey.

Each color includes these activities:
1. Color Word Poster
2. Cut and paste word match
3. Build the color word
4. Write and find the color word.
5. Emergent reader.

Also included are center cards and activities as well as color word play-doh mats.

Reading color words should happen within the first two months of starting Kindergarten, so don't wait!
 Color Word Posters
 Emergent Reader
 Write and Find It
 Build the Word
 Cut and Match
 Center Cards
Bonus Activities included as well as Play-doh Mats

Begin your year by showing your students that they can read. So much of their attitude about reading come from "I can't read." Show them they can and they wont want to stop. I use the Color Word Songs as well in my class. We sing them and sing them and sing them. By the time Christmas comes around I think if I hear the RED song again I am going to go completely crazy! Haha! Teaching Kindergarten is fun!
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