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Rooted in Reading Kindergarten February: Read Aloud Lessons and Activities



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Calling all Kindergarten Teachers who are ready to TRANSFORM their ELA block and improve reading comprehension!  Rooted in Reading for Kinder is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week with everything you need to facilitate a love of reading in your classroom.  We include nonfiction readers, vocabulary, assessments, crafts, printables and so much more! 

Here’s how it works. The teacher READS the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and so much more.  Each week we focus on different comprehension skills and strategies that will take your little learners on a reading journey like never before.  All lesson plans and activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards and TEKS.  This can be used as a stand-alone curriculum OR as a supplemental curriculum.  You can do ALL of what we include or pick and choose the activities that work best for you and your students!

Want to know more? Check out below

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Note: The description below AND the PREVIEW are VERY detailed.  We have tried to provide as much information as possible!  Please check out the description and preview if you have any questions about the unit!

Books needed for February:

  1. You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown
  2. Plenty of Love to Go Around by Emma Chichester Clark
  3. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
  4. President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett

KINDERGARTEN Rooted in Reading Units:
Rooted in Reading Kinder August:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder September:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder October:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder November:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder December:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder January: Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder February: Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder March:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder April:  Now Available
Rooted in Reading Kinder May:  Now Available

Ⓠ What is included in the FEBRUARY unit? 
Ⓐ: Look below!

  1. Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks
  2. Book Question Cards
  3. Reading Sentences/Sentence Stems
  4. Comprehension Assessment
  5. Take-Home Readers that Match the Nonfiction Reader Topic

Comprehension Focuses:

  • Identify and Discuss Story Elements
  • Use Dialogue to Describe a Character
  • Using Illustrations to Monitor Comprehension

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:

  • Speech Bubbles Digital Poster
  • Speech Bubbles Activity
  • Dialogue Digital Poster
  • Dialogue Printable
  • Making Connections Digital Poster
  • Bold Words Digital Poster
  • Bold Words Printable
  • Bold Words Activity
  • Who is Telling the Story Digital Poster
  • Telling the Story Flap-Ups
  • Central/Main Idea Digital Poster
  • Central/Main Idea Activity
  • Details Digital Poster
  • We Need the Sun Printable
  • I Need Help with Central/Main Idea Digital Poster
  • Repeated Words Printable
  • Ask Questions While Reading Digital Poster
  • Asking Questions Bookmarks
  • When We Ask Questions Digital Chart
  • Ask Questions Printable
  • Ask Questions While Reading Digital Chart
  • Ask Questions Activity

● Nonfiction Readers
These come in a printable and projectable version.  There is an NF reader that the teacher READS with the students.  There is also a Take-Home reader that the students read with on-level content.

  • Animal Habitats
  • Taking Care of Pets
  • African American Women in Science
  • All About the President

● Anchor Charts
The Anchor Charts have all pieces included needed to make the anchor chart as well as cards for students to respond with.

  • Lucy Says Dialogue
  • All About Animal Habitats
  • Let’s Describe Plum
  • Taking Care of Pets
  • Mae Among the Stars Chart
  • Very Special Scientists Chart
  • President Taft is Stuck in the Bath Chart
  • All About the President Chart


  • 4 Vocabulary Picture Cards with Definitions for each book
  • 4 Vocabulary Writing Prompts
  • Vocabulary Anchor Chart with picture cards
  • Vocabulary Picture/Word Match

● Directed Drawings (with writing pages)
The directed drawings have step-by-step picture instructions for the teacher to guide the students through.

  • Lucy from You Will be My Friend
  • Black Dog
  • Mae Jemison
  • President Taft

● Crafts (with writing pages)
The crafts include a printable version that can be colored AND a cut/glue option.

  • Beehive
  • Heart with Paw Print
  • Science Flask
  • American Hat

● Foundational Skills:  Onsets and Rimes

  • Onset Posters
  • Onset Anchor Chart
  • Word Family Posters
  • Blend Onset and Rime Printables
  • Fill it in Student Booklets
  • Cut and Glue Word Families
  • Word Family Write Printables

● Grammar:  Singular Nouns

  • Singular Nouns Digital Poster
  • Noun Match
  • Only One Printable
  • Noun Sort
  • Pick the Noun Printable
  • Singular Noun Assessment

● Grammar:  Plural Nouns

  • Plural Nouns Digital Poster
  • Noun Match
  • Plural Nouns Printable
  • Sorting Singular and Plural Nouns
  • Pick the Noun Printable
  • Plural Nouns Assessment

● Grammar:  Plural Nouns with S and Es

  • Plural Nouns Digital Poster
  • Plural Noun Word Cards
  • Plural Nouns Printable
  • I can Make Nouns Plural Printable
  • Add s and es Printable
  • Making Nouns Plural Printable
  • S and Es Assessment

● Grammar: Singular and Plural Nouns

  • Singular and Plural Nouns Flap-Book Sort
  • Nouns add s and es Printable
  • Add S and Es Flapbook
  • Noun Sort Add -s and -es
  • Singular to Plural Assessment

● Daily Deep Dive:  Mentor Sentence
Each week we take a sentence from the book or inspired by the book.  This sentence is the anchor for the sentence study.

  • Pocket Chart Sentence Cards to Build the Sentence Together
  • Replacing Words Cards
  • Printable:  Write the Sentence and Draw a Picture
  • Printable:  Cut and Glue the Sentence.  Write the Sentence.

Ⓠ There is SO much included, how do I fit it all in?
Ⓐ:  Please do NOT feel like you have to do everything we put into the units.  We try to include everything that a teacher might want, but we realize it is A LOT!  We suggest combing through the units, looking at the expectations of your school/district/state, and deciding which activities would be best for your students.  We do NOT recommend printing class sets of everything, hoping to get to it all.  Choose the things that you think YOUR students need, that will be most beneficial, and start there!  Several components can be used during stations, for morning work, or even as homework.  Others you may choose to just set aside for another time or not use at all!  That’s okay!  We want this to work for you AND your students!

Ⓠ What is included in the Kinder units
Ⓐ:  Each book unit (so 4 a month) will include:  
⇢Daily Lesson Plans for Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, and the Daily Deep Dive
⇢Book Question Cards for Classroom Discussion
⇢Comprehension Focus Digital Posters
⇢Comprehension Printables and/or Interactive Notebook Templates
⇢Comprehension Assessment for the Weekly Read Aloud
⇢Reading Passage with Questions
⇢Anchor Chart Templates
⇢Nonfiction Reader
⇢Nonfiction Take Home Reader
⇢Vocabulary Picture Cards with Word, Picture, Definition
⇢Vocabulary Writing Prompts
⇢Vocabulary Writing Prompts
⇢Vocabulary Printables/Assessments
⇢Craft with Writing Pages
⇢Directed Drawing with Writing Pages
⇢Foundational Skills Focus Digital Posters
⇢Foundational Skills Printables/Activities
⇢Grammar Focus Digital Posters
⇢Grammar Printables/Activities
⇢Daily Deep Dive with Mentor Sentences

Ⓠ How are these units different from your other grade level units?
Ⓐ:  We have followed the same format as our other grade levels, but we have made it developmentally appropriate for a Kindergarten classroom.  We do not choose read alouds that are on a Kindergarten reading level because the teacher is reading the story to the class, and guiding their discussions, BUT the activities that correlate with the read aloud are Kinder appropriate.  We believe that books read aloud should vary in level so that ALL students benefit from the instruction.  Here are some minor differences in the Kinder units:
➧Lined Writing Pages and Sentence Starters
➧Printables have very little cutting involved.  If there is cutting, it is very basic.
➧Many options for drawing or writing when responding to the text
➧Foundational Skills Included
➧Directed Drawings have simplified steps and a starting page
➧Crafts are easy to cut and assemble or they can simply be colored
➧Vocabulary Cards have pictures
➧Kinder appropriate activities, assessments, passages, and more

Please note: We provide resources/printables for foundational skills. However, we do not claim that this is a complete phonics program. Rooted in Reading was built to address the comprehension, vocabulary, and language standards. Many schools and districts have very specific plans for foundational skills/phonics. Our goal is to simply provide extra materials for teachers to use during their phonics instruction.


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