Reading Rainbow Level One
Reading Rainbow Level One Page 20: Making Pizza
Pizza: piz·za – [peet-suh] – /ˈpit sə/ – Noun
A flat, open-faced baked pie of Italian origin, consisting of a thin layer of bread dough topped with spiced tomato sauce and cheese, often garnished with anchovies, sausage slices, mushrooms, etc.
Reading Rainbow Level One Page 21: Making A Snowman
Snowman: snow·man – [snoh-man] – /ˈsnoʊˌmæn/ – Noun
A figure of a person made of packed snow.
Reading Rainbow Level One Page 22: Mom
Mom is walking – Mom can walk.
Mom is reading – Mom can read.
Mom is jumping – Mom can jump.
Mom is swimming – Mom can swim.
Mom is riding – Mom can ride.
Mom is shopping – Mom can shop.
Mom is eating – Mom can eat.
Mom is hugging – Mom can hug.
Note: The “ing” ending in English grammar changes both the meaning and the function of verbs. In some cases, it makes the verb act like a noun, and it also adds a different connotation to the word’s meaning.
The -ing ending creates three major functions when combined with a verb. The verb can acquire the function of a participle, the function of present continuous tense, or the function of an action noun, also known as a gerund.
Reading Rainbow Level One Page 27: My Lunch
Here is my apple.
Here is my juice.
Here is my bread.
Here is my cheese.
Here is my lettuce.
Here is my cookie.
Here is my napkin.
Here is my lunch.
Focus Word(s): Juice, Bread, Cheese, Lettuce, Napkin, Tissue, Lunch, Lunchbox, Sandwich
Note: Students must provide very good answers, do not accept simple answers.
Activity: Have students come to the front and recite / retell the story MY LUNCH.
Also see if any of the students can recite the story with no book and very fast.