Reading Comprehension Introduction:
Ask your student to remember walks he has taken. Ask: Where did you go? What did you see? Who went with you? Then introduce the book Jonathan and His Mommy
by Irene Smalls. Read aloud the title and the names of the author and illustrator. Tell your student that this book is about a walk, too. Explain that good readers think about the way a book makes them feel. Say: As I read, I will think about the way the story makes me feel. When I look at the cover, it looks like Jonathan and his mother are people who like to have fun. I like to have fun, too. As I read, I will ask myself questions about the story to see if I like it and why. Instruction:
Explain to your student that good readers pay attention to important story parts to help them understand a story better. Say: One important story part is the characters
; they are who the story is about. In this story, Jonathan and his mother are the main characters. Page through the book, looking at the pictures. Explain that another important story part is the setting
, which is where the story takes place. Say: The pictures tell me that Jonathan and his mother live in a city neighborhood. I see apartment buildings, sidewalks, streets, stores, a basketball court, and a park. Read the story with expression, changing your voice as Jonathan and his mother change how they move.
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Help your student summarize the story by asking the following questions.
• Who are the main characters in the story? (Jonathan, mother)
• Where does the story take place? (city neighborhood)
• What did Jonathan and his mother do in the story? (walk and talk)
• What kinds of steps did they take? (zigzag, giant, itsy-bitsy baby, bunny, fast, running, slow-motion, ballet, crisscross, reggae, backward, Jonathanand- Mommy)
• Why do you think Jonathan likes to go walking and talking with his mother?
• Would you like to walk and talk like this? Why or why not?
• What was your favorite part of the story?
• How did this book make you feel?
Assist your student in completing pp. 99–100 of the Practice Book
. Phonemic Awareness Introduction:
Read the following clues to introduce Alphafriend Tiggy Tiger. Say: Our new Alphafriend’s sound is /t/. Say it with me: /t/. This animal is a kind of wild cat that lives in the jungle. This cat purrs, but it also growls—so watch out! He has orange and black stripes on his fur and sharp claws. Ask: What animal is our new Alphafriend? (tiger) His name is Tiggy Tiger. Show the student the Alphafriend Card Tiggy Tiger. Instruction:
Read or sing “Tiggy Tiger’s Song” to your student. Note:
Listen to Track 5
on The Music Break: Disc One
for the tune. Tiggy Tiger’s Song
(tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
Tiggy Tiger can tickle his toes.
Tiggy Tiger can tap his nose.
Tiggy Tiger can turn around.
Tiggy Tiger can touch the ground.
Tiggy Tiger can tie his shoes.
Tiggy Tiger can count by twos. Note:
The term onset
refers to the sound of the letter or letters before the first vowel in a one-syllable word. Rime
is the sound of the remaining part of the word. Say: I will say some sounds. You put them together to make words from the song: /c/ /an/ (can); /t/ /ap/ (tap). Continue with other one-syllable words from the song: toes, nose, turn, touch
, and tie.
Tell your student that he is going to take apart the words he just put together. Say: You blended the word toes
. Say it with me: toes
. Ask: What is the beginning sound? (/t/) What is the rest of the word? (/o–z/) Say the word with me: /t/ /o–z/ Repeat with other words from the song: nose, turn, touch
, and tie
Assist your student in completing pp. 101–102 of the Practice Book
. Vocabulary Introduction:
Discuss movement words. Display Jonathan and His Mommy
. Ask your student to recall the ways Jonathan and his mother moved while on their walk. (zigzag; big, giant steps; bunny steps; backward steps; itsybitsy baby steps; fast, running steps; slow-motion steps; ballet steps; crisscross steps; and reggae steps) Instruction:
Now explain that you will create a graphic organizer to organize your student’s thoughts. Create a web to list the ways Jonathan and his mother moved. Application:
Have your student practice using movement words. Using the web as a guide, read each type of movement and have your student act it out. Enrichment:
The following is a suggested list of read-aloud books related to the fourth theme, “We’re a Family.” These books may be read to enhance the student’s learning during Unit 3. A Long Way
, Katherine Ayres and Tricia Tusa (illus.) Lots of Grandparents
, Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly, Ed.D. Max Cleans Up
, Rosemary Wells Lots of Dads
, Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly Mothers Are Like That
, Carol Carrick and Paul Carrick (illus.) Mothers & Babies
, the World Wildlife Fund Buzz
, Janet S. Wong and Margaret Chodos-Irvine (illus.) A High Low Near Far Loud Quiet Story
, Nina Crews Daddy Calls Me Man
, Angela Johnson and Rhonda Mitchell (illus.) I Love Saturdays y domingos
, Alma Flor Ada and Elivia Savadier (illus.) A Family Like Yours
, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Tammie Lyon (illus.) Brothers and Sisters
, Laura Dwight Full, Full, Full of Love
, Trish Cooke and Paul Howard (illus.) The Aunts Go Marching
, Maurie J. Manning The Night Worker
, Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben (illus.) Everything Is Different at Nonna’s House
, Caron Lee Cohen and Hiroe Nakata (illus.) “Let’s Get a Pup!”
said Kate, Bob Graham Katy No-Pocket
, Emmy Payne and H.A. Rey (illus.) Rabbit Food
, Susanna Gretz When Will Sarah Come?
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard and Nina Crews (illus.) On Mother’s Lap
, Ann Herbert Scott and Glo Coalson (illus.) Little Bear’s Visit
, Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak (illus.) Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?
Eric Carle Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
, Denise Fleming Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures
, Marla Frazee Mama’s Coming Home
, Kate Banks and Tomek Bogacki (illus.) New Moon
, Pegi Deitz Shea and Cathryn Falwell (illus.) The Biggest Bed in the World
, Lindsay Camp and Jonathan Langley (illus.) Bear’s Busy Family
, Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter (illus.)