Unit 2

Theme: Friends





Unit Length and Description:


Length: Approximately three weeks


Children will learn about making friends and being a friend. Kindergarten builds the foundation for reading success. This unit provides opportunities to reinforce phonemic awareness, phonics, listening comprehension, the alphabet, and beginning reading concepts. These lessons also offer chances for students to become friends and to continue with daily routines.



Unit 2 Common Core Learning Standards


Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

RL. K.4.

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.


With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (person, place or thing or idea in the text an illustration depicts).


With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

WK. 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 information about the topic.


With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.


Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes.)


Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


With prompting and support, ask questions about unknown words in a text.



Enduring Understandings:


         Friends are important.

         To have a friend, be a friend.

         Friends make life fun.

         Friends need friends.


Essential Questions:


         What does it mean to be a friend?

         What does it mean to have friends?

         How can I make friends?