Focus: Mentor Authors Students will engage in a mentor author study, recognizing and comparing common types of fictional text. Students will retell a story using important details, telling the characters, setting and what happens next. Students will compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories. Students will continue their work in narrative writing, telling stories in sequence, using transition words and writing strong endings that show feeling. Students will apply word attack strategies for spelling within their writing. Students will continue to build their reading foundational skills by matching long vowel sounds to their letters, making new words by changing a consonant/vowel in known words in order to tell the difference between similar words by looking at the letters.
RL.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text RL.K.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. RL.K.3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. RL.K.4. Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text. 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.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.