This book takes the Cat and his friends on a journey through the dark forest where they meet nocturnal (new vocabulary word) animals: Owl, Opossum, and Bat. We talked about their senses and compared them to our own. WH questions abound throughout the book including tons of WHOs, WHATs, and some WHY and What do you think will happen next?
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After we read the Nightlife book, we began talking about our “Cat” on the board. I asked the kids to ‘read’ my cards, identifying the first letter and giving the sound of that letter. With “eye” and “ear” of course some visual cues were necessary (basically I just pointed to my own hoping they could catch it!). I gave them clues: It’s a body part, or It’s clothing, etc.
Here is how I applied the Texas PreK Standards throughout this activity:
Onset and Rime can be directly tied into articulation practice.