Early Learning

This is a collection of resources focussed on early learning for pre-school and kindergarten students. 

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Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions
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You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. The good news is that there are so many fantastic options when it comes to children’s books, from old classics to new hits. That’s why we’re here.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Huffington Post
Date Added:
12/07/2018
Bunny Addition
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Remix and Share
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This lesson integrates language arts, music, and math. The children will listen to the story "Count on Bunnies". They will be given the opportunity to act out the story and solve bunny equations. After listening to the song "Five Young Rabbits," the children will take turns being rabbits and pantomiming the actions as the class sings. The children will combine the rabbits at the end of each verse to see how many rabbits have been added. Then they will work in pairs to create their own rabbit equations.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Math
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Becky Smith
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Buy, Sell, and Tell
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This is a whole language lesson for Speech Language Pathologists that incorporates food vocabulary, basic concepts of matching, color, and number, as well as the pragmatic skill of turn taking for language-delayed kindergarten students.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Karen Ring
Date Added:
07/10/2000
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom- Learning Letters and Sounds At A Zoom!
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This lesson introduces, reviews, and reinforces letter recognition and letter sounds using the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. Kindergarten children will enjoy this activity! It is appropriate for all academic levels.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Shanna Buckner
Date Added:
06/22/2001
Counting & Cardinality: Unbound | A Guide to Kindergarten Mathematics Standards
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Welcome to the UnboundEd Mathematics Guide series! These guides are designed to explain what new, high standards for mathematics say about what students should learn in each grade, and what they mean for curriculum and instruction. This guide, the first for Kindergarten, includes three parts. The first part gives a “tour” of the standards for Counting & Cardinality using freely available online resources that you can use or adapt for your class. The second part shows how Counting & Cardinality relate to classification of objects in Kindergarten (K.MD.B). And the third part explains where Counting & Cardinality is situated in the progression of learning in Grades K-2. Throughout all of our guides, we include a large number of sample math problems. We strongly suggest tackling these problems yourself to help best understand the methods and strategies we’re covering, and the potential challenges your students might face.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
UnboundEd
Provider Set:
UnboundEd Mathematics Guide
Date Added:
11/07/2018
Creating a Culture of Questioning: Inquiry in Lower Elementary
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Inquiry in Lower Elementary
In the next part of our series from the Right Question Institute, we hear from two first-grade teachers on how they've created a culture of questioning. This blog takes us through the process of identifying the need, introducing and implementing the techniques, to the specific strategies used, and student reaction to the RQI method. What they've accomplished with their 6-7-year-old students is nothing short of inspiring.

There are some fabulous ideas in this article!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
04/15/2019
Daily Starters
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Establish a morning routine with Scholastic's Daily Starters — fun, fast math and language arts prompts and questions, including Teachable Moments from history and Fun Facts.

Sort by grade (PreK–8), then project or print.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Scholastic
Date Added:
02/06/2019
Early Learning Portal SK
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The Early Learning Portal provides current information on these initiatives, easy access to early years documents, resources and learning opportunities created to support those working with young children and their families in Saskatchewan. We encourage educators working with children in the early years to access the portal for information.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
05/01/2019
Elkonin or Sound Boxes for Early Writing
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They help students build phonological awareness by segmenting words into sounds or syllables.
They teach students how to count the number of phonemes in the word (not always the number of letters).
They help students better understand the alphabetic principle in decoding and spelling.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Enhancing Young Children's Language and Literacy Development Video Series  from The Ministry of Education
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"Six videos have been created to highlight strategies that support language development for young children. The Enhancing Young Children’s Language and Literacy Development video series features interactions between Saskatchewan early childhood educators and children, and offers practical suggestions for implementing language and early literacy strategies.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes in length and includes information and examples for the continuum of early years development from 0-5 years of age. The videos will be useful for educators and staff who work with young children.

Video Titles include:

Getting in Tune with Children;
Incorporating Vocabulary into Routines;
Adjust the Way You Talk with Children;
Turn Taking with Children;
Sharing Books with Children; and,
Oral Storytelling with Children."

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
01/15/2020
Family Engagement in Transitions: Transition to Kindergarten
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Read the Fine Print
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This resource, produced by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (co-authored by HFRP’s Christine Patton and M. Elena Lopez), discusses the importance of families’ support for their children’s learning and development as children transition to new environments. The resource positions the transition to kindergarten as a pivotal point for establishing the kinds of practices that can help sustain gains children have made in their early learning settings, and offers examples of successful program practices that Head Start and Early Head Start staff can use to help children and families with this transition.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
11/07/2018
Family Reading Night - Facilitator's Guide
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In this facilitator’s guide, you will find:
-A comprehensive Read and Rise program overview.
-Helpful tips for planning your program.
-A list of program materials and resources.
-A step-by-step outline and talking points to help you conduct a successful program.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Scholastic
Date Added:
02/11/2019
Flyleaf Publishing - Online Materials Portal
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This portal is offered as a free resource to help facilitate online reading instruction and learning during this challenging time of school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

There are two areas of the site, one for Students and one for Instructors. Materials are organized by our Phonics Scope and Sequence, and can be quickly navigated using the Menu at the top of the page.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Flyleaf Publishing
Date Added:
03/23/2020