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A lesson to introduce the concept of one-to-one correspondence. This lesson uses books with simple text to explore concepts of print, text and directionality. Students are introduced to one-to-one by reading objects.
FluencyEndurance
Grade:K
Lesson from Cleverbean

One-to-One - Reading Objects

Learning Intention: Read by counting words and reading objects.

A lesson to introduce the concept of one-to-one correspondence. This lesson uses books with simple text to explore concepts of print, text and directionality. Students are introduced to one-to-one by reading objects.
FluencyEndurance
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: K

One-to-One - Reading Objects

Learning Intention: Read by counting words and reading objects.

What you'll need

  • A range of small objects eg. toys, stationary, books, etc. Two simple mentor texts
Curriculum

Foundation - ACELY1649

Success criteria

  • I can count the words on a page.
  • I can point to an object and name it.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Hold up a selected mentor text (eg. ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ by Eric Carle) in front of the class and say to students ‘I want to read this book’.

  2. Question student’s knowledge of books by using the following prompts and questions:

  3. Which is the front cover of the book?
  4. Which is the back cover of the book?
  5. Where is the title?
  6. Where can we find the author?
  7. Open up to the first page and say to students: I want to read this story. But first can someone help me count how many words are on the page?

  8. Once a student tells you how many words are on the page, correct/confirm and introduce the learning intention. Further explain that to read accurately we must only read the same amount of words that we can count on a page. For example, if there are 4 words on the page, then we should only be saying 4 words.

  9. Read the rest of the book. Model pointing to each word as you read. It is important to exaggerate pointing to each word and physically taking your finger off the page to demonstrate print to spoken word. Ask students to confirm that if they see 4 words on the page, did you say only 4 words.