Common Core Standards
RF.K.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. A. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by pageB. Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
What is a word?
A word is a group of letters that make sense.
Hold the fingers of one hand wide apart (these are “letters”).
Then snap your fingers together indicating the letters have been joined together to make a word.
While your students are involved in individual or group activities, write two and three letter words on the board; mixthem up with nonse
nse words like “rr”, “xvy” etc. Ask your students to say “That is a word!” and make the word gesture whenever you point
at a word.
with questions like the following:1. Is this a word? (Point at various words, and nonsense words, on the board.)2.
Is “spooink” a word? (Substitute various words and nonsense words.)
3. Is this the word gesture?4. Words are made of letters.5. Letters are made of words.
Say, “We‟re going
to play Cutie. When I say something that is a word, please raise your hand
1. Hill2. Street3. Nurwarddle
with word and other Power Pix.
Ask your students to review with each other the question, answer and gestures for word and other PowerPix.