This guided lesson on patterns teaches preschoolers how to recognize common patterns such as AB and ABC. It will also challenge kids to duplicate and extend simple patterns using concrete objects. This lesson gives kids an introduction to patterns, an important building block for problem solving and algebraic thinking. When done with the lesson, browse the accompanying pattern worksheets to extend learning.
"Anansi and the Turtle", a popular story for boys and girls, gives kids a chance to practice the letters A, T, Y and O in this guided lesson. Kids will practice both alphabet and phonics skills, as they work on identifying these letters in the story and understanding the sounds they represent. Targeted practice such as this helps with retention of these skills, as preschoolers begin their journey towards reading mastery.
Teach preschoolers the skills necessary for learning how to count with this guided lesson. Kids learn one-to-one correspondence and how numerals relate to quantity. They also learn how to count out a given number of objects using both manipulatives and one-to-one correspondence. With scaffolded learning techniques that help kids build skills, as well as opportunites to practice these skills within a narrative, this lesson has counting covered.
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
This guided lesson in the letters P, W and N will help kids to identify the letters, and also reinforces the sound that each letter makes. The classic story of The Three Little Pigs provides important context for learning these three letters, in addition to a fun, narrative environment in which to learn them. Don't miss out on the accompanying printables below.
In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K. Kids are guided through the classic children's story of The Lion and the Rat, with an accompanying curriculum that targets each child's understanding of the unique sounds these letters make. Seeing the letters in a fun, engaging environment also reinforces the letter recognition skills crucial for early readers.
The letters U, D, S and Q are featured in this guided lesson to help kids learn the alphabet and early phonics skills. The familiar story of "The Ugly Duckling" offers important context for practicing letter recognition. With fun, recognizable stories like this one, preschoolers are able to hear the sounds the letters make which is key to the process of learning how to read.
Geometry at the preschool level involves identifying shapes and learning positional words. This guided lesson goes over these key concepts and vocabulary words, including top, bottom, up, down, in front of, behind, over, under and next to. Because geometry is one of the more visual math disciplines, it offers a chance for kids to build a fun, vibrant association with the subject of math.
Sorting and classifying is a key math skill for preschoolers to master before moving on to higher-level concepts. This guided lesson teaches kids to sort objects and identify what doesn't belong. Each exercise aims to engage preschoolers in order to build a positive relationship to learning and make early math a joyful occasion. When finished with the lesson, check out our sorting and classifying worksheets.
In this first guided lesson on numbers 0 to 10, kids will be taught rote count sequence and numeral recognition. The lesson has been designed to introduce numbers in a scaffolded way, by first starting with a slow-paced numeral recognition exercise and progressing to a faster pace as the lesson continues. This technique helps build a stronger foundation of math skills.
In this introduction to numbers 0-20, kids practice what they've already learned about the numbers 0-10 and build new skills in counting 11-20. Not only will preschoolers practice recognizing these numerals, but they will also be given rote count to 20 exercises to reinforce skills. Approaching numbers in a scaffolded way such as this helps build math fluency and boosts confidence.
This introduction to measurement offers guided lessons in measurement vocabulary, including more, less, small, big, short, tall, empty, full, light, and heavy. Kids will learn how to use objects, such as hands or paper clips, to measure something. They will also learn to measure two people or objects, and compare them with a third person or object. These exercises build preschoolers' foundational understanding of measurement and data.
The letters G, B and E are heavily featured in the classic tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". This guided lesson uses the story to teach the letters G, B and E in a focused and fun narrative format. Using a story kids most already know gives them a leg up on letter recognition and boosts reading confidence. Don't miss the accompanying printables that can extend learning opportunities.
Understanding that addition means putting together and subtraction means taking away is an important building block for young mathematicians. This guided lessons helps preschoolers master this concept, focusing on addition and subtraction within 5. Having a firm grasp of addition and subtraction is crucial for math fluency. Don't forget to check out the addition and subtraction printables that help to extend learning after the lesson is over.