When I moved from First Grade to Kindergarten (for this year), I thought my Question of the Day was something that I would have to throw out. As the year started though, I realized I could find a way to adapt it for my Kinders.
This pack was my answer.
This version should get Kindergarten teachers through an entire year, 180 questions! I arranged the pack in a way where it progressively gets harder throughout the year. (The pack is 191 pages!)
It begins with letter naming, then sounds, then nonsense words, identifying silly/real words, goes to reading a sight word, and then simple sentences...all with a yes or no answer. The pack contains 180 days worth of questions, a poster for your board or notebook, and optional word titles for your board.
(This is an example from the beginning of the year.)
I place the questions in plastic sleeves, in page number order, and then put a ring in the middle hole. It hangs next to my board. You could use pictures instead of student numbers with a magnet on the back, tins from the Dollar Store have been painted and then covered with wrapping paper with Modge Podge over them for the Yes and No Sections.
My ELL students LOVE the question of the day!
Table of Contents
Weeks 1 and 2 Letter naming upper and lower case with 3 letters
Weeks 3 and 4 Letter naming upper and lower case with 4 letters
Weeks 5 and 6 Letter naming upper and lower case with 6 letters
Week 7 Say the sounds cvc short a as medial sound
Week 8 Say the sounds cvc short i as medial sound
Week 9 Say the sounds cvc short o as medial sound
Week 10 Say the sounds cvc short u as medial sound
Week 11 Say the sounds cvc short e as medial sound
Week 12 Read three cvc words
Week 13 Read three cvc words- extension is one a real word?
Week 14 Read three cvc words- extension is one a silly word?
Weeks 15-31 Read the sight word (mainly Dolch Primer)
Weeks 32 and 33 Read simple sentence- color words
Week 34 Read simple sentence- shape words
Week 35 Read simple sentence- sight word verbs
Week 36 Count the syllables in a picture
(poster and words for your question of the day area are also included)
Congrats #40 Cheryl!
Don't forget that I have Question of the Day packs specifically for First Grade, too!