Non-fiction Focus: Human Impact Plants, Animals and their Habitats
Students will continue to focus on nonfiction text, exploring how humans can impact their environment, telling how people and events are connected.
Students will tell the main topic of a text supported with important details, tell how words and pictures go together, and find reasons an author gives to make information clear.
Students will continue their work in narrative writing, focusing on what’s important, adding details, telling stories in sequence and writing strong endings that show feeling.
Students will name all upper and lowercase letters, find and say b/m/l sounds in simple words, name the most common sound for each consonant and decode simple CVC and nonsense words.
Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings 1. How can we determine the difference between fact and fiction when we read? 2. How can we organize and share information? 3. Why is it important to be able to identify similarities and differences?
RI.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text RI.K.6. Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text. RI.K.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what moment person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts). RI.K.8. With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text. RI.K.9. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures). RI.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). RF.K.3. Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills and decoding words. RF.K.4. Read emergent-‐reader texts with purpose and understanding. W.K.1. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...). W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. W.K.3. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened. W.K.5. With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed. W.K.6. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, in collaboration with peers. W.K.7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them. W.K.8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. SL.K.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-‐upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others, taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
SL.K.2. Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. SL.K.3. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. SL.K.4. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and with prompting and support, provide additional detail. SL.K.5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. SL.K.6. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. L.K.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. L.K.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing L.K.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content. L.K.5. With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings. L.K.6. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
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