Unit 4

Food

 

Kindergarten

ELA

 

Unit Length and Description:

 

3 weeks plus 1 week review

 

This unit is a study about food.  The theme is carried out through three weeks and covers where food comes from, what’s for dinner, and food traditions.  Students write using simple sentences. They create recipes and menus.  The writing process is practiced and reviewed in each unit. Phonics skills are /n/, /c/, and review.

 

Standards:

 

RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

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.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.

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.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.

RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC 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 sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

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.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.

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.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.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.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.K.2a Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.

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.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.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:

 

People and animals need food.

Food comes from farms and markets.

Different people may have different traditions.

 

Essential Questions:

 

Why do people need food?

Where does food come from?

Why are family traditions important?