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Unit 2 • FRIENDS

CONSUMABLE
Ss
Ss Pp
Pp
Write Ss and Pp.

Ss
Pp
A
At Home:
Use the cover of the Activity Book to talk
about the unit theme: Friends.
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Name Unit 2 • Week 1

Letter to Know Listen and Read


  
 


Ss      

 
 

  


Big Book Pre-Decodable Readers

Word to Know

like

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Ss
Ss
s oap S am
6 ix eal
ad ock

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Phonics: /s/s At Home:
Say the name of each picture. Write the letter that stands for Ask your child to name each picture
and its beginning letter and sound.
the /s/ sound you hear at the beginning of the word. Elicit from
children the difference between a letter and a word.
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Name

Comprehension: Character What Do You Like? At Home:


Look at the picture and point to each character. Who are they? What Ask your child to tell you what the
characters enjoy doing in the story,
are the characters doing that is the same? What about the characters is
What Do You Like?
different?
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Vocabulary: Color Words At Home:
Listen to the following directions. Name the color. Color each picture to Ask your child to name each color.
match the color of the crayon.

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Name

I Like

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I like alligators
.
High-Frequency Word: like
Point to the title page first. Then,
read the book aloud to a partner.
Take Home Book:
Ask your child to read
the book aloud to you.
I like soup
.
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I like socks
. I like milk
.
2 3
Name

Phonemic Awareness: /s/ At Home:


Look at the picture. Say the name of each item. Circle the item if its Ask your child to point to and name the
items in the picture that begin with the
name begins with the same sound you hear at the beginning of sun.
same sound as sun.

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Sam

I am Sam .
I like .
We like .

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Phonics: Blending s At Home:
Point to the word as you blend the sounds and say the word. Read the Ask your child to read the sentences
aloud.
sentence. Write the word. Read the sentence again.

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Name

Comprehension: Character At Home:


Look at the pictures. Circle the picture that shows the boy being a friend. Ask your child to tell you what the
children are doing in each picture.
Look at the pictures. Circle the picture that shows the girl being helpful.

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Phonics: /s/s At Home:
Say the name of each picture. Write the letter below the picture Ask your child to name each picture
and then point out and say each word
if its name begins with the /s/ sound.
that begins with the letter s.

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Name Unit 2 • Week 2

Letter to Know Listen and Read



      

  


Pp   




   

  
 
 
 


  

Big Book Pre-Decodable Readers

Word to Know

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Pp
Pp
p in P am
ie en
ot an

©Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Phonics: /p/p At Home:
Say the name of each picture. Identify the sound that you hear at Ask your child to name each picture
and its beginning letter and sound.
the beginning of each picture name. Write the letter that stands for the
/p/ sound. Repeat the names aloud.
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Name

Comprehension: Compare and Contrast Friends All Around At Home:


Think about Friends All Around. Describe what the friends are doing in Ask your child to tell you what is
happening in each picture.
each picture. What are the friends doing that is the same? What are the
friends doing that is different?
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Comprehension: Compare and Contrast Friends All Around At Home:
Describe what you see in each picture. Tell what the friends are doing. Ask your child to tell you ways he or
she and a friend are alike and different
Draw a picture of something you like to do with a friend. Tell how it is
from the characters in the story.
the same or different from the picture shown.
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I Am
Name

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I am a frog
.
High-Frequency Word: a
Point to the title page first. Then, read the
book aloud to a partner.
Take Home Book:
Ask your child to read
the book aloud to you.
I am a .
bird

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I am a chick
. I am a rose
.
2 3
Name

Phonemic Awareness: /p/ At Home:


Look at the picture. Say the name of each item. Circle the item if its name Ask your child to point to and name
the items in the picture that begin with
begins with the same sound you hear at the beginning of pineapple.
the same sound as pineapple.

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Pam sap map
Pam Pam
sap
map

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Phonics: Blending p At Home:
Point to the word as you blend the sounds and say the word. Write the Ask your child to blend the sounds
to read each word.
word. Circle the picture that goes with the word. Say the word again.

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Name

Comprehension: Compare and Contrast At Home:


Look at the pictures. Circle the two pairs that are the same. Ask your child to tell you why the
pairs are the same or different.
Tell why they are the same. Point to the pair that is different.
Tell why it is different.
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©Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Phonics: /p/p At Home:
Say the name of each picture. Identify the sound that you hear at Ask your child to name each picture
and then point out and say each word
the beginning of each picture name. Write the letter below the
that begins with the letter p.
picture if its name begins with the /p/ sound.
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Name Unit 2 • Week 3

Letters to Know Listen and Read



     

 
Ss Pp   
  
 


 


  
 

Read-Aloud Pre-Decodable Readers


Trade Book

Words to Know

like a

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Ss
Ss
s S

©Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Phonics: /s/s At Home:
Say the name of each picture. Identify the sound that you hear at Ask your child to name each picture
and its beginning letter and sound.
the beginning of each picture name. Write the letter that stands for the
/s/ sound. Repeat the names aloud.
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Name

Comprehension: Character Simon and Molly plus Hester At Home:


Name the characters in the story. Cut out the pictures. Glue the pictures Ask your child to name the characters in
the story, Simon and Molly plus Hester,
that show what the friends enjoy doing together at the end of the story
and tell what they liked to do together.
in the boxes above.
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Comprehension: Character Simon and Molly plus Hester At Home:
Name the characters in the story. Cut out the pictures. Glue the pictures Ask your child to name the characters in
the story, Simon and Molly plus Hester,
that show what the friends enjoy doing together at the end of the story
and tell what they liked to do together.
in the boxes.
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Name

We Like

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We like a fish
.
High-Frequency Words: like, a Take Home Book:
Ask your child to read
I like a frog
.
Point to the title page first. Then, read the
the book aloud to you.
book aloud to a partner. Reread for fluency.

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I like a dog
. I like a rabbit
.
2 3
Name
Pp
Pp
p

Phonics: /p/p At Home:


Say the name of each picture. Identify the sound that you hear at Ask your child to name each picture
and its beginning letter and sound.
the beginning of each picture name. Write the letter that stands for the
/p/ sound.
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Sam Pam map sap
Sam Sam
Pam
map

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sap
Phonics: Blending s, p At Home:
Point to the word as you blend the sounds and say the word. Write the Ask your child to blend the sounds and
read each word.
word. Say the word again.

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Name

Comprehension: Character At Home:


Look at each picture. Tell what the characters are doing. Circle the picture Ask your child to tell you what the
children are doing in each picture.
that shows a helpful person. Look at each picture. Tell what the characters
are doing. Circle the picture that shows a person who is sharing.
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Name

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Phonics: /s/s, /p/p At Home:

Say the name of each picture. Then write Ask your child to name each picture
.)*%
and its beginning letter and sound.
the letter that stands for the sound you 
hear at the beginning of the word.

&"/
  
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