Students will use the illustrations to help tell the story.
Students will compare and contrast familiar characters in stories.
Draw, dictate, and/or write to compose informative explanatory text
Name topic and supply information about topic
Participate in shared research and writing projects
Recall information from experiences/gather information from sources to answer questions
Collaborate with peers to respond to questions and suggestions, adding details
Explore a variety of digital tools
With peer collaboration, produce and publish writing
Students will tell about people, places and things with help
Students will print 40 uppercase and lowercase letters.
Students will make complete sentences with their class.
Students will recognize and name end punctuation ?.
Students will write a letter or letters for most consonant sounds.
Students will write a letter or letters for most short vowel sounds
Students will tell the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning kindergarten words
Students will use new words they learn
Students will Recognize and Name All Upper- some Lowercase Letters
Students will count and divide words into syllables
Students will find and say the initial, middle vowel and last sound in simple
Students will make the most common sound for each consonant
Students will match the most common long vowel sounds with the common spellings
Students will read 19 common high-frequency words
Pedagogical Considerations: Reader's Theater
Classroom Strategies from Reading Rockets Reader's Theater is a strategy for developing reading fluency. It involves children in oral reading through reading parts in scripts. In using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times, thus developing their fluency skills. The best Reader's Theater scripts include lots of dialogue. Share your examples! Why use Reader's Theater?
It promotes fluency.
It helps readers learn to read aloud with expression.
It helps build reading confidence.
When to use:Before readingDuring readingAfter reading How to use:IndividuallyWith small groupsWhole class setting How to use Reader's Theater
Choose a story that can be divided into parts (such as characters) Note:Click here for tips on choosing appropriate scripts
Assign reading parts to each child.
Ask students to read their scripts orally for practice.
Have students read assigned parts to the audience.