Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables ~ The Dog Who Had Kittens

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables



Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop literature unit studies behind the scenes and am excited to share our next free printable unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

The Dog Who Had Kittens is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring Eloise the cat and Baxter the dog.  I had never heard of this book until it showed up in a stack of books someone gave us. It is on the longer side, so you’ll want to snuggle up if you plan to read this each day during the unit.  This is a sweet story and a great one if you have a dog or cat lover like I do!


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

lesson plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose patterns, days of the week, story problems, and graphing.

sorting dogs and cats   days of the week printable

Basic Story Problems   Graphing Dog Breeds

Lots of literacy activities; Letter D sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and sight word work.

What Begins with D   Story Sequencing

Comprehension   Sight Words

Writing

For our Science focus, children will describe the particular features of a Basset Hound {we will try to grab a non-fiction book about Basset Hounds for this activity too}, and also sort adult/baby animals.

Describe a Basset Hound   Sorting Adult and Baby Animals

The character connection is focused on being grateful, as Eloise learned to be in the end.

Being Grateful

Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Psalm 106:1 Printable   Psalm 106:1 Printable

Psalm 106:1 Printable   Psalm 106:1 Printable

Coloring pages for fun!Coloring

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

The Dog Who Had Kittens Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!  See other units here!

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 3

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 3



We are still a bit slower with You Can Read due to our relaxed summer homeschool routine!  We spread this unit out over a couple of weeks. Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous 8 words from unit one and unit two.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit Three with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb11 metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables {which we are not using during the summer but will pick back up again in August}.  I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

Here’s a before shot showing what we did together on the first day with unit three.  We focused a LOT on the sight word caterpillar and instead of hanging him on a wall we are using our pocket chart so we can take the circles down and use them during the lessons.

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After I taught her her the words, she built them…

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She figured out she could stand them up using the edge of the shelf.

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Using her circles to read and find words in her easy reader.

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Then a very creative color by number sight word!  This one has cats and dogs on each letter.

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Day Two

Here is the before shot for day 2.

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She chose to work on her color by number sight word first.

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She had lots of fun tracing in the dry erase center!

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She drew dots on the letters instead of circling the words in the word search.

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Word puzzles…

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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She chose stamping words first!

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Dot Painting her funny font words…

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She then used her dot paint for her color by number sight word!

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Her easy reader…

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Day Four

Day 4 with these words.

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We had an AWESOME time playing throw and read with our Education Cubes inserts!

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Here’s a video clip I shared on Instagram

You Can Read Video

She loves play dough words…

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Day Five

I set up a few activities for her and she chose what to do first.

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Finding her words in sentences…

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Dot painting her color by word…

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Roll and Graph

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Here’s a photo I shared on Instagram

You Can Read Unit 3

 

One of her favorite activities is playing memory with her color by number sight words combined with the words Krash made when he was in Kindergarten.  Once we are done for the week, we laminate hers and add them with his and play! Here’s a photo from Instagram.

You Can Read Unit 3 Memory

 

She learned these words quickly, I didn’t do all of the activities with her.  It was time to move on! I adjust each week based on how quickly she masters the words.  With You Can Read I don’t move on without mastery, or very close to it.  If she doesn’t know them we just keep playing with them until she does, that’s why I provide TONS of activities to choose from to take the units as far as you might need to!

Here’s most of her completed work from the time we spent with these words…

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 3 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1 here, unit 2 is here!

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Be sure to see our Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN! post for more fun reading ideas.

Word Play -  Learning to read is fun!

Personal Word Wall Printables

Personal Word Wall Printables



In the past I have used a few different kinds of word walls.  Most recently I used a large portable word wall with Krash when he did You Can Read.  For Ladybug, I wanted simple and small and opted for a personal word wall in a file folder. I created some simple printables, trimmed the edges, glued them in and DONE!

As we go through You Can Read, we will add words to her word wall once she can read them independently. You can see in the photo below the words she knows in the letter A section.  I am writing in pencil in case we make any mistakes.

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I added a handwriting chart to the back side of the word wall, for easy reference in case needed.  I had some extra space so it seemed like a logical addition.

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~>  Download your free personal word wall printables here!  <~


See our portable word wall here if you want something larger and more hands on!

Portable Word Wall

You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 2

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 2



We slowed down with You Can Read while we enjoyed a total school break and some vacation time!  We spread this unit out over a few weeks, only working on days she asked me to.  She learned these 4 words so quickly! Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous 4 words.  She is really doing well, it seems I hit the sweet spot of her being ready to read, I am glad I waited!

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Sight Words Unit Two with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb1 metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables {which we are not using during the summer but will pick back up again in August}.  I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible, there’s even a couple of video clips!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

Here’s a before shot showing what we did together on the first day with unit two.  We focused a LOT on the sight word caterpillar and instead of hanging him on a wall we are using our pocket chart so we can take the circles down and use them during the lessons.

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After I taught her her the words, she built them…

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We read the book, Me Too! together and then she read it alone. This one is from the Sight Word Readers.

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Word shapes in the dry erase center!

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Day Two

Here is the before shot for day 2.

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She chose stamping words first!

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Next up, word puzzles!

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Then a very creative color by number sight word!  And she was gladly using her pom pom pencil grip correction, we are still working on getting the grip better even with the pom pom helper.

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Finally, tracing to connect words, I was shocked, she read them all without hesitating!  Learned this set way faster than the first set of words.

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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She chose her easy reader first…

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Dot Painting her funny font words…

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We played BINGO, with mini Spielgaben pieces.

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Day Four

Day 4 with these words, by this day she knew them solidly with no hesitation, so it was a fun review.

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She chose play dough words first…

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Happily posing with her finished words {she wanted to move them onto my desk off of the pages}

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Working on the word search, using the display words to help find the words.

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We had an AWESOME time playing throw and read with our Education Cubes inserts!

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Here’s a video clip of us playing…

 

Day Five

 

I set up a few activities for her and she chose what to do first.

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I set up two word play areas, one here with our magnetic letter construction kit, which she was totally UNimpressed by and didn’t even touch, except to redesign my words into a family.

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She loved this one, I made the words using our caterpillar word circles and some of our Spielgaben pieces.  She didn’t want to recreate the words, but loved reading them to me.

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Finding and circling words in sentences…

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Tracing her words…

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Color by word…

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Finally, she played two mini games on Bitsboard.  If you misses our Unit 1 post, I described Bitsboard and how we are using it with You Can Read {and how to find the word lists I created}.

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She learned these words so quickly, I didn’t even do all of the activities with her.  It was time to move on! I will adjust each week based on how quickly she masters the words.  With You Can Read I don’t move on without mastery, or very close to it.  If she doesn’t know them we just keep playing with them until she does, that’s why I provide TONS of activities to choose from to take the units as far as you might need to!

Here’s most of her completed work from the time we spent with these words…You Can Read Unit 2 -9447

 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 2 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1 here!

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A Color of His Own Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

A Color of His Own Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables



Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop behind the scenes and am excited to share our next unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

A Color of His Own is a favorite book of Ladybug’s.  This is a popular book I am sure many of you are familiar with. Ladybug really likes chameleons and other reptiles, which is why I think she really enjoys this story.  I expanded on many aspects of the story for the printables, hope you enjoy them!


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

A Color of His Own Lesson Plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose counting 1-30 {with some tracing}, working with a number line, positional words, and shape identification.

Chameleon Counting Chameleon Number Line Chameleon Shapes Chameleon Positional Words Book

Lots of literacy activities; Letter C sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and word work.

Letter C  Write a SentenceStory Sequencing Slide12Comprehension Matching Words

For our Science focus, children will sort chameleons, and also sort plants/animals.

Sorting Chameleons Sorting ChameleonsSorting Plants and Animals

The character connection is focused on friendship.

Friendship Friendship

Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Psalm 139:14 Tracing Psalm 139:14 TracingPsalm 139:14 Tracing Psalm 139:14 Tracing

Coloring pages for fun!

Chameleon Coloring Chameleon Coloring

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.  We are using many of the ideas I have pinned!

Chameleon Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with A Color of His Own Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!  See other units here!

Kindergarten-Literature-Unit-Printab