Unit 3

Theme: Transportation

 

Kindergarten

ELA

 

Unit Length and Description:

 

Unit Length: 3 weeks

 

Unit Description:

Children will learn about transportation as they continue to listen to books and discuss their community. They will learn about getting around town, traveling far and near, and wheels all around. Students will continue to build foundational reading skills through phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling skills which include /t/ (initial and final), /i/ (initial and medial. Children are encouraged to listen and respond by using complete sentences. Writing includes sentence writing, poster writing, and creating a book cover.

Standards:

 

Unit 3 Common Core Learning Standards

RL.K.2

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

RL.K.3

With prompting and support, identify characters, setting and major events in a story.

RL.K.4

Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

RL.K.5

Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems)

RL.K.6

With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

RL.K.7

With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts.)

RL.K.10

Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

RI.K.2

With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

RI.K.3

With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

RI.K.4

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words 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 person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

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.

a.    Follow words from left to right, top to bottom and page by page.

b.   Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.

c. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

RF.K.2

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

a.   Recognize and produce rhyming words.

d. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds

(phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC)

words.* (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

RF.K.3

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

a. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

b. Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

c. Read common high-frequency words by sight.

d. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

RF.K.4

Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

SL.K.1

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

a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g. listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

SL.K.2

Confirm understanding of 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.4

Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

SL.K.6

Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and

ideas clearly

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. 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.

L.K.1

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

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

b. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

f. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

L.K.2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English

capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

d. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

L.K.4

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content

b. Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word

L.K.5

With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

a. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

c. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).

L.K.6:

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

Enduring Understandings:

 

         People travel in many ways.

         Transportation is necessary in our lives.

         Our lives have changed because of transportation.

 

Essential Questions:

 

         How do we get the things we need?

         What are the different means of transportation?

         Why is transportation important?