Reading for Bright Minds - Nursery

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Reading for Bright Minds - Preparatory

Features and Benefits:
•Whole language approach

•Incorporates phonics lessons in tandem with whole language and thematic concepts

•Features cutout pages so children can create their very own mini-books that feature short stories

•Cut-out activities encourage creativity and develop psycho-motor skills

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Reading for Bright Minds - Nursery

  1. 1. READING for Bright MindsNurseryTextbookPhilippine Copyright 2009 by DIWA LEARNING SYSTEMS INCAll Rights reserved. Printed in the PhilippinesEditorial, design, and layout byNo part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic ormechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system withoutpermission in writing from the copyright owner. Exclusively distributed by DIWA LEARNING SYSTEMS INC 4/F SEDCCO 1 Bldg. 120 Thailand corner Legazpi Streets Legaspi Village, 1229 Makati City, Philippines Tel. No.: (632) 893-8501 * Fax: (632) 817-8700 ISBN 978-971-46-0059-1Editorial BoardAuthorWilhelmina Alba-Contreras is currently taking up Early Childhood Education at the De La SalleUniversity Graduate School. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Interior Design, fromthe University of Santo Tomas and a Certificate for Teaching from the St. Bernadette College ofAlabang.Ms. Contreras is the Program Directress and Nursery teacher of the Kennedy International School ofBusiness and Language in Alabang. She is also actively working for the SIBOL schools of the GawadKalinga villages in Muntinlupa, Paranaque, and Las Piñas. Her background in teaching preschool andelementary Reading and Language includes stints at the Blessed Scubilion Learning Center and STIPrep School.ReviewerMona R. Alagar has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Paul College, Quezon City. Ms.Alagar is the preschool area coordinator at the Poveda Learning Center.
  2. 2. To the Learner READING for Bright Minds has been writtenespecially for you. May the activities in this book giveyou an exciting adventure as you learn the sounds ofall the letters and read words on your own. Welcometo the world of reading! The Author
  3. 3. To the Teacher Reading is an important life skill. Young children who are exposed to readingmaterials, see reading as an act, and are read to are often those who are moreequipped to acquire the other skills necessary for learning. The ability to read opensup an individual’s horizons and makes the enjoyment of learning possible. A good strategy for teaching reading is the whole-part-whole strategy. Inthis strategy, reading instruction starts with the reading or sharing of a whole,meaningful text. This is followed by the teaching of a reading skill or strategy withinthe context of the text. Then, in the final stages of the lesson, the children apply theskill as they go back to the text. This book is intended for teaching reading in a whole-part-whole strategy. It issuggested that the teacher or parent begins a lesson with a story, poem, or any typeof literature the child will understand. Whole language strategies and subskills, suchas letter identification, phonemic awareness, and decoding, are incorporated intothe theme of each lesson. Mastery of the whole language strategies and subskills isreinforced through the activities in this book. I hope that READING for Bright Minds will help you provide meaningful learningexperiences for the children you teach. The Author
  4. 4. TABLE OF CONTENTSUNIT 1 All About Me .................................................................................................... 1Lesson 1 The Letters of My Name ...........................................................................................................2 (Identifying letters)Lesson 2 Telling How I Feel .............................................................................................................................6 (The alphabet)Lesson 3 All about Me .......................................................................................................................................13 (The vowel A)Lesson 4 Taking Care of Myself...................................................................................................................19 (The vowel E)Lesson 5 Mother and Father.........................................................................................................................26 (The vowel I)Lesson 6 Brothers and Sisters .....................................................................................................................30 (The vowel O)Lesson 7 My House .......................................................................................................................................34 (The vowel U)UNIT 2 Me and My Community........................................................................... 45Lesson 8 Kinds of Houses .................................................................................................................................46 (The letter S)Lesson 9 My Friends .......................................................................................................................................51 (The letter M)Lesson 10 My School .......................................................................................................................................60 (The letter R)Lesson 11 The Places in My Community..............................................................................................66 (The letter T)Lesson 12 Going Around the Community ..........................................................................................72 (The letter N)Lesson 13 Peter Postman and Paul the Policeman.....................................................................77 (The letter P)Lesson 14 Fireman Fred and Val the Veterinarian .....................................................................81 (The letter F)Lesson 15 Doctor Daniel and Dentist Dina .........................................................................................90 (The letter D)Lesson 16 Benny the Barber and Bert the Baker .........................................................................95 (The letter B)Lesson 17 My Favorite Community Helper .......................................................................................102 (The letter K)
  5. 5. UNIT 3 My Country ...................................................................................................... 109Lesson 18 My Country, the Philippines ..................................................................................................110 (The letter G)Lesson 19 We Are Filipinos .................................................................................................................................115 (The letter L)Lesson 20 Show Me Where You Live .........................................................................................................119 (The letter C)Lesson 21 Some Live in the City ....................................................................................................................123 (The letter H)Lesson 22 Jason and His Life in the City ...............................................................................................129 (The letter J)Lesson 23 Some Live in the Province .......................................................................................................133 (The letter Q)Lesson 24 Vicente and His Life in the Province..............................................................................139 (The letter V)Lesson 25 Some Live Near the Sea ..............................................................................................................148 (The letter X)Lesson 26 Wasliyah and Her Life by the Sea......................................................................................153 (The letter W)Lesson 27 Some Live in the Mountains .................................................................................................159 (The letter Z)Lesson 28 Yasmin and Her Life in the Mountains.......................................................................164 (The letter Y)UNIT 4 The World Around Me .............................................................................. 171Lesson 29 The Weather .......................................................................................................................................172 (Word family -at)Lesson 30 The Animals .......................................................................................................................................183 (Word family -et)Lesson 31 Lands Far Away..................................................................................................................................191 (Word family -it)Lesson 32 Home in the Water.........................................................................................................................201 (Word family -ot)Lesson 33 Taking Care of Our World.........................................................................................................209 (Word family -ut)Illustration Guide .......................................................................................................................................229A Child’s First 100 Words .....................................................................................................................................233
  6. 6. READINGfor Bright Minds
  7. 7. Unit 1 All About Me I am a boy. I am a girl.
  8. 8. The Letters of My Name Let‛s sing the Alphabet Song. A B C D E F G H I J K LMN O PQ R S T U VW XY Z2 READING for Bright Minds — Nursery
  9. 9. Circle the beginning letter of your name. My name begins with this letter. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All About Me 3
  10. 10. Circle the other letters you can find in yourname. My name has these letters. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z4 READING for Bright Minds — Nursery
  11. 11. These are the letters of my name.Write your name below. Dear Parents: Help your child become familiar with the letters of his or her name by encouraging him or her to practice writing it. Form your child’s first name with a simple broken-line pattern and have him or her trace each letter until he or she completes his or her name. Progress with your child’s second name and surname as he or she becomes more familiar with the letter forms. All About Me 5
  12. 12. Telling How I Feel How Do I Feel? Sometimes, I am happy. Sometimes, I am sad. Sometimes, I am angry. But most times, I am glad. At times, I am surprised. At times, I am frightened. At times, I am silly. And sometimes, I am excited. How ever I feel, this is still me. I like who I am. I like what I see.6 READING for Bright Minds — Nursery
  13. 13. Color the different facial expressions. Followthe color guide below. happy – yellow surprised – orange sad – blue afraid – green angry – red All About Me 7
  14. 14. Circle the facial expression that matches eachpicture.8 READING for Bright Minds — Nursery
  15. 15. Draw a  in the box if the letters in the roware in the right order. Draw a  in the box ifthe letters are not in order. D E F L N M Z U X R S T All About Me 9
  16. 16. Circle the letter that is the same as the one inthe box. C c t E m e S o s G g y Dear Parents: Practice letter identification with your child by pointing out letters familiar to him or her anywhere you find them.10 READING for Bright Minds — Nursery
  17. 17. Color the coconut that is the same as the oneon the left. Ee Hh Ee Ll Nn Ll Rr Rr Uu Vv Xx Vv All About Me 11
  18. 18. Color the coconut that has a different letterpair. Cc Cc Bb CUT HERE Aa Aa Pp Tt Xx Xx CUT HERE Ee Hh Ee12 READING for Bright Minds — Nursery
  19. 19. CUT HERE CUT HERE All about Me by Name 8 1
  20. 20. CUT HERE CUT HERE CUT HERE CUT HEREAbout Me I like… Paste some pictures of the things you like.I am a (check one) boy girlI am years old.My birthday is on 2 7
  21. 21. CUT HERE CUT HERE CUT HERE CUT HEREThis is my face. Fill in the shape with your favoriteDraw your face inside the circle. color. Draw yourself. 6 3
  22. 22. CUT HERE CUT HEREThis is my right hand. This is my left hand.Put your right hand on this page and Put your left hand on this page andtrace it with a crayon. trace it with a crayon. 4 5
  23. 23. is forCUT HERE Say the name of each picture. Color the pictures.CUT HERE Dear Parents: Emphasize the beginning sound /a/ when saying the names of the pictures. You may play a game of naming things that begin with the letter A. Name as many as you can. All About Me 17

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