Unit 10

I Know A Lot!

 

Kindergarten

ELA

 

Unit Length and Description:

 

3 weeks

 

This unit offers students activities and practice in the theme: I Know A Lot. The focus is on: what students know, art and color, and counting books. The phonics skills practiced are initial /j/, /kw/, /y/, and /z/ and the letters j, qu, y, and z as well as phoneme blending of those sounds and a review of the –up, -ut, and –un word families. Comprehension is learned through the strategy of monitoring reading through rereading and the skills of using illustrations.  Students will continue writing lists. From their lists, they will write questions and answers, and descriptive sentences. There is also a focus on number words in this unit.

 

Standards:

 

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.

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.5

Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

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.1a

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

RF.K.1b

Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by

specific sequences of letters.

RF.K.1c

Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

RF.K.2

 

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

RF.K.2a

Recognize and produce rhyming words.

RF.K.2b

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken word.

RF.K.2d

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.2e

 

Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

RF.K.3

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

RF.K.3a

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

RF.K.3c

 

Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

RF.K.3d

Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

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 including 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.

SL.K.1a

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

SL.K.1b

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.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.1a

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

L.K.1d

Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g. who, what, where, when, why, how).

L.K.1f

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.

L.K.2b

Recognize and name end punctuation.

L.K.2c

 

Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).

L.K.4

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

L.K.4a

Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately

(e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).

L.K.5

With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

L.K.5a

Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a

sense of the concepts the categories represent.

L.K.5b

Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

L.K.5c

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).

L.K.6

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

Enduring Understandings:

 

·         We have learned a lot this year.

·         Good readers reread if they do not understand.

·         We are all creative.

·         We can count backwards from 10.

 

Essential Questions:

 

·         What do you understand now that you didn’t before kindergarten?

·         How have you grown as a reader and writer?

·         Why is it important to reread?

·         How can you be creative?