A variety of activities introduce and review material and routines during this introductory cycle.
Cycle Word List
In this cycle, students review Reading Foundations skills from Kindergarten including hearing and counting syllables, rhyming, identifying onset and rime, segmenting and blending individual phonemes, identifying the position of phonemes, and substituting phonemes in spoken words. It also reviews decoding VC (vowel, consonant) and CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words from the end of Kindergarten. For the full cycle overview with word list, Cycle-at-a-Glance and teaching notes, download the cycle overview.
Engagement Text and Decodable Readers
The text listed below can be utilized to reinforce the skills taught in the cycle. Teachers can use the text to have students apply their learning during small group work or teacher-led groups. By focusing on the skills/patterns being taught, students can apply their learning to text. A list of activities to consider with the text are listed in the activity section.
So I open a book to unlock a door.
Today I'm a knight, tomorrow a frog.