This resource accompanies our Rethink Kindergarten ELA course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for Kindergarten ELA in Fiction Literature.
ABCya! presents its fifth children's storybook for the classroom. It's called Marvin Makes Music, an original work by Michelle Tocci. The story is about a frog that is sad because he cannot sing like his friends, until one day when he gets a new musical instrument. This is a great storybook to share with kids using an interactive whiteboard.
*This storybook has narration! Students can click the speaker button to have the story read to them.
We are excited to present read-alouds, book trailers, book talks and activities for the 2022 North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees. These lesson plans are provided by NCCBA committee members for librarians and teachers to use. Children may vote for their favorite title if they have read at least 5 of the 12 nominees. Voting begins in March and ends in April. Go to the NCCBA Blogspot to submit your student's votes!It's also time to start nominating books for the 2022-2023 North Carolina Children's Book Awards! Nominations are submitted by the children of North Carolina in grades K-6th. Teachers and librarians may help children enter their nominations, but no teacher or librarian should enter their own favorites. That's what makes this award so special - the books are nominated by kids and voted on by kids to determine the top two books of the year! Go to the NCCBA Blogspot to start nominating!Kids may nominate more than one favorite.
This document provides a description of what each standard means a student will know, understand and be able to do. The "unpacking" of the standards done in this document is an effort to answer a simple question, "What does this standard mean that a student must know and be able to do?" and to ensure the description is helpful, specific and comprehensive for educators.
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In this lesson, students will use a weekly poem to explore meaning, sentence structure, rhyming words, sight words, vocabulary, and print concepts. After studying the poem, students are given a copy of the poem to illustrate and share their understanding. All of the poems explored are then compiled into a poetry portfolio for students to take home and share with their families. To further connect home to school, a family poetry project is suggested.
This resource contains extensions, assessments/reflections, and five different session ideas to teach students how to: use prior knowledge to categorize words as parts of speech; use reading skills to create sentences with word cards; discover the required elements of a complete sentence by manipulating everyday words; share and learn new vocabulary; use descriptive words and phrases to complete complex sentences; and demonstrate reading comprehension through illustrations.
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- International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English/ReadWriteThink
- Renee Goularte
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Students will work in small groups to view different types of texts and images from Wonders Unit 6. Students will identify which are fiction, non-fiction, poems, songs, newspaper, magazine, movies, art etc. and code their BeeBot to go to that space on the mat.Students will work in small groups to identify and discuss types of texts. Students can use the word cards as the Draw Deck and the images of the text types can go under the BeeBots mat. Students will pick one card and then code their BeeBot to go to that location on the mat.
In this lesson, the teacher reveals the first letter of the name, having students whose name start with that letter stand. More letters are revealed and students sit down as their name is ruled out. Once the helper is selected, students read the helper's name, count the letters in the name, clap the syllables, spell the name aloud, add the name to the word wall, and make observations about it. Using magnetic letters, students can create words that rhyme with the helper's name. Many additional ideas for playing with the letters of students' names are also presented here.
In this lesson, students are first introduced to a variety of books using rebus writing. They then brainstorm lists of rhyming words that they could use in their own rebus poems. Finally, students create their own rebus poems and share them with an audience.
After classroom discussions and activities to exemplify positive relationships through fair play and friendship, the higher-level students in the class will work in small groups to write skits and role play examples demonstrating fair play and friendship. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.