Open Court Phonemic Awareness: Rhythm: Clapping out the rhythmic beat 1.7 T122
Rain, Rain, go, away,
Come again another, day
Open Court Phonemic Awareness: Rhyme 1.7 T123
mouse fish house
car bee tree
pie fly hat
Intro each picture, after 3 pictures have been introduced have a student come up and touch the one that does not
rhyme, it will disappear. Continue on with next 2 sets of pictures, then review the rhymes.
Open Court Letter Recognition: Letter Names: Alphabet Song 1.7 T124
Now I never will forget
How to say the alphabet!
Open Court Letter Recognition: Letter Names Sing Your Way To “Nn” 1.7 T124
A E K
Open Court Letter Recognition: Letter Shapes – Exploring “Cc” Lines 1.7 T124 Alphabet Big
Book pages 8-9
Open Court: Listening, Speaking, Viewing: Asking and Answering Questions 1.7 (Blue) T147
Who? What? Why?
Tell the students that one way we can find out things is to ask questions. Point out that questions often begins with
who, what, why, when, where. These words will pop up with the touches made on the board. Talk about polite ways
to ask questions and the rules for asking questions: ie. Raise hand, take turns, so on. Talk about polite listening.
Open Court Vocabulary: Opposites 1.7 (Blue) T148
hot cold start stop
never always day night
long short good bad
At the touch of the board a word will pop up, intro this word, talk about what it means, then ask the kids for the word
that is opposite of it. This set will disappear and a new word will pop up. Continue through the six sets of words.
Finally, all of the words will re-appear, review the sets of opposites.