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Kindergarten Speaking/Listening Connections


Links below are provided for instructional use with well-crafted, ready-to-teach Explicit Direct Instruction lessons, developed by DataWorks, that focus on grade level specific Common Core State Standards. (Click here for Kindergarten Language Arts Standards At-a-Glance) 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.

Curricular Connections to Common Core

Speaking & Listening Lessons Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Presentation of Knowledge and Skills

SL.4 Describe familiar places (view student pages here)

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.

Click here for Kindergarten Reading Connections

Click here for Kindergarten Writing Connections

Click here for Kindergarten Language Connections

Click here for Kindergarten Math Connections