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Kindergarten Reading Connections

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Links to lessons below are provided for instructional use. Many Language Arts lessons have been created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, aligning current instructional materials to Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Kindergarten Language Arts Standards At-a-Glance) Other lessons aligning current instructional materials to the Common Core State Standards may have been developed by Savanna School District staff members or obtained through other resources. In addition, Data Works ready-to-teach lessons, aligning current instructional materials to Common Core State Standards, are provided below. As a reminder, all information provided on this site is for the exclusive use of Savanna School District staff and may not be sold, published, or otherwise shared electronically or in hard copy. As appropriate, links to technological resources are provided with lessons.

Curricular Connections to Common Core Text Dependent Questions Lesson Plan TemplateStandards Alignment Guide/Standards Alignment Guide-Reading Literature and Informational Text-Grade K

Open Court Lessons (Aligned to Open Court)

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Well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards, are provided below. These multi-media lessons are designed to engage all learners through whole-class instruction as teachers introduce new concepts and skills while modeling the kind of thinking Core Standards and assessments require. In keeping with Explicit Direct Instruction teaching strategies, these lessons provide clear learning objectives, emphasize teaching first, checking for understanding throughout lesson components, and guided practice that includes differentiation with optional scaffolding for all students in order to gain confidence and skill development.

Reading Literature Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Key Ideas and Details

RL.3 Identify characters in a story (view student pages here)

RL.3 Identify the setting of a story (view student pages here)

Reading Informational Text Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards

Craft and Structure

RI.5 Identify the parts of a book (view student pages here)

RI.9 Compare two texts (view student pages here)

Reading Foundational Skills Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards

Phonological Awareness

RF.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words (view student pages here)

RF.2a Produce rhyming words (view student pages here)

RF.2c Blend words (view student pages here)

RF.2c Segment words (view student pages here)

RF.2d Isolate initial sounds of /s/, /n/, /m/, /p/, /t/, /l/, /r/, /k/, /d/, /g/, /h/, /j/, /b/, /f/, /v/, /w/, /y/, /z/, /sh/ and /ch/. (view student pages here)

RF.2d Isolate initial sounds of /m/, /n/, /l/, and /r/. (view student pages here)

RF.2d Isolate initial sounds of /s/, /sh/, /ch/, and /j/. (view student pages here)

RF.2d Isolate initial sounds of /t/, /d/, /k/, and /g/. (view student pages here)

RF.2d Isolate initial sounds of /f/, /v/, /p/, and /b/. (view student pages here)

RF.2d Isolate final sounds of /t/, /p/, /n/, /m/, /s/, /k/, /g/, /d/, /b/, /f/, /v/, /z/, /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /ng/. (view student pages here)

RF.2b Count syllables in spoken words (view student pages here)

Phonics and Word Recognition

RF.3c Read high-frequency words (view student pages here) (click here for ready to print high frequency practice word cards)

A separate resource for teachers, Common Core Learning Objectives, identifies Core Standards converted into explicit, teachable Learning Objectives, is provided by clicking here to access the Kindergarten ELA Common Core Learning Objectives and Essential Tools. This guide includes Core Standards vocabulary lists defining key words students need to know to be successful. Note: Additional, focused professional development opportunities are planned by the Savanna School District to assist teachers in the use of this tool.

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