How to Encourage Literacy with Preschool Community Helpers
Are you always looking for ways to have fun in your classroom? Me too! And it’s like our curricula never come with practical ways to meet the learning standards.
So I made this Preschool Community Helpers pack for my class! But really, this pack would be great for Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade, as well.
That’s what’s great about it! In preschool, we can read the content to our class and it’s just the right balance of informative and fun to keep them focused.
In the other grades, students can read the text independently and you can test their comprehension with the worksheets. Perfect for everyone!
Plus, the coloring pages, create a book, and cards for your writing center really give an assortment of activities that you can use with your class to keep the lesson playful.
Pro tip → Get yourself some puppets (I have these) to make your lesson even MORE fun!
This learning bundle features 12 common community helpers.
One file is colored posters with an image of one community helper in uniform, and a paragraph introducing the character.
The text on the page describe’s the helper’s work, uniform, and training. The text on these pages is simple enough for beginning readers to read independently.
Click on a poster to make it larger.
The reading posters also come in black and white, just in case you don’t want to use up all your colored ink. Or, you can read about how I saved $224 last year AND use colored ink!
Plus, these posters also make great coloring pages for students. 😉
You can even laminate these reading posters and keep them in your classroom library.
In addition, each community helper poster has coordinating discussion questions for you to go over as a group.
Some questions come from the text and test comprehension; some questions ask students to think more deeply and form opinions.
Click on a worksheet below to see it larger.
Each community helper has a worksheet for your to use to test your students’ comprehension. Use these worksheets as a class review, homework, or optional seat work.
Writing Response Worksheets
Each community helper page also has a coordinating reflective writing worksheet.
The worksheet has the beginning of a sentence (a writing prompt) and plenty of space for students to finish with their own words. Space is also included for students to illustrate their sentence.
Word Wall Words
This bundle also includes word wall words.
These wall words feature a picture of the community helper, as well as their written name.
Two versions of wall words are included. One version prints 6 to a sheet.
The other version fits 3 to a sheet and the helper’s name is written on print lines. These would be great to laminate and include in your writing center for tracing or reference!
Community Helpers Book
The same text from the posters is used in this half page create-a-book.
Your students will love coloring, binding, and reading their very own book about community helpers!
Most importantly, this bundle covers a multitude of ELA standards! Check it out!
Download Your Bundle!
You can get all of these printables from my TpT Store by clicking here or on the image below!