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Rooted in Reading Kindergarten December: Read Aloud Lessons and Activities



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Calling all Kindergarten Teachers who are ready to TRANSFORM their ELA block! Rooted in Reading for Kindergarten gives you everything you need to facilitate a love of reading in your classroom.  We’ve got lesson plans, activities, crafts, and printables that focus around a read-aloud story each week.  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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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 December (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):
Blackout by John Rocco
The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear
Little Red Ruthie by Gloria Koster
Santa Bruce by Ryan T Higgins

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 DECEMBER unit? 
Ⓐ: Look below!
● Daily Lesson Plans for 4 Weeks
● Book Question Cards
● Reading Sentences/Sentence Stems
● Comprehension Assessment
● Take Home Readers that Match the Nonfiction Reader Topic

Comprehension Focuses:
Determine the Lesson of the Story
Sequencing Events of the Story
Characteristics of a Fairy Tale
Describing Characters

Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
Lesson Digital Poster
The Problem Printable
Figuring Out the Lesson Poster
Writing/Drawing the Problem Printable
Putting it All Into Words Poster
Determining the Lesson Scenarios
BME Story Structure Poster
BME Flap-Ups
Sequence Poster
Sequencing Story Printable
Sequence and Comprehension Poster
Sequence Cut and Paste Printable
Fairy Tales Poster
Fairy Tales Printable
Fractured Fairy Tales Poster
Little Red Ruthie Flap-Ups
Compare and Contrast Poster
Comparing Fairy Tales Venn Diagram Flap-Ups
Describing Characters Poster
Describe a  Character Flap Up
Character Actions Poster
I Can Describe Characters Printable
Describing Characters Printable

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

Anchor Charts
The Anchor Charts have all pieces included needed to make the anchor chart as well as cards for students to respond with.
What is the Lesson
All About Electricity
Retelling the Wish Tree BME
Wonderful Winter Athletes
Little Red Ruthie
Learning About Hanukkah
Let’s Describe Bruce
Let’s Learn About Black Bears

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.
Happy Light Bulb
Winter Athlete
Little Red Ruthie
Santa Bruce

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

Foundational Skills:  Word Families and CVC words
– Word Family Digital Chart
– CVC Word Family Pocket Chart Materials
– Word Family Posters
– Basic Word Family Printables
– Cut and Glue Word Family Printables
– Spin and Spell Printables
– Word Family Write the Words Printables

Grammar:  Complete Sentences
Sentences Focus Poster
Not a Sentence Focus Poster
Sentences in the Sky Printable
Writing Sentences Printable
Am I A Sentence Printable
I Can Find Sentences Sort
Sentences Assessment

Grammar:  Punctuation
Periods Digital Poster
Deck the Halls Sentence Printable
Writing Sentences Printable
Sentences Flapbook
The Punctuation Pick Sort
Punctuation Sort

Grammar:  Checking Our Sentences
Checking Sentences Focus Posters
Sentences Printable
Sentence Puzzle Printable
Choose One Printable
Making Sentences Printable
Sentences Assessment

Grammar: Letter to Santa
Making a Plan Printable
Santa Letter Templates
Santa Craft Templates
Sentence Puzzle
Merry and Bright Sentence Printable
Fix the Sentences Printable

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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