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Rooted in Reading Kindergarten November: 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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Books needed for November (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):
The Cool Bean by Jory John
Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Mallard
A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

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 NOVEMBER 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:
Identify Problem and Solution
Describe the Beginning, Middle, and End of Story
Making Connections
Retell the Main Events of the Story

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
The Problem Printable
Solutions Printable
Help Zoey Printable
Help Chick Pea Printable
Story Structure Printable
Story Structure Flap-Ups
Story Structure Sort
Making Connections Printable
Text-to-Self Connections
Text to World Connections Map
Story Elements Printable
Story Elements BME
Retelling Hand

● 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.
All About Lima Beans
Community Helpers

● Anchor Charts
The Anchor Charts have all pieces included needed to make the anchor chart as well as cards for students to respond with.
The Cool Bean Problem and Solution
Let’s Investigate Lima Beans
Thank You, Omu BME
Our Community Helpers Chart
Let’s Make Connections
Brilliantly Baked Bread
A Turkey for Thanksgiving Retell Chart
Let’s Go On a Turkey Trot Fact Chart

● Vocabulary
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.
The Cool Bean
Boy with Soup
Fry Bread

● Crafts (with writing pages)
The crafts include a printable version that can be colored AND a cut/glue option.
Lima Bean
Taxi Cab
Bread Booklet

● Foundational Skills:  Syllables
-Syllable Digital Chart
-Syllable Pocket Chart Materials
-Syllables Clap it Out Printables
-Spinning Syllables Printables
-Syllables Cut and Glue Printables
-Syllables Write the Sound Printables

● Grammar:  Adjectives
Adjectives Focus Poster
Adjective Picture and Word Cards
Printable:  I Can Use Adjectives
Printable:  Draw and Write
Printable:  Describing Words
Printable:  Which Doesn’t Belong
Printable: Adjective Assessment

● Grammar:  Adjectives: Color and Texture Words
Color Words Focus Poster
Texture Focus Poster
Color Word and Picture Cards
Printable:  Color Words
Printable:  I Spy Color Words
Texture Word and Picture Cards
Printable:  Texture Words
Printable:  I Feel
Printable: Adjective Assessment

● Grammar:  Sorting Adjectives
Sorting Focus Poster
Sorting Picture Cards (x3)
Printable:  I Can Sort By Color
Printable:  Color Sort
Printable:  Big and Small Sort
Printable: Hot and Cold Sort
Printable: Sorting Assessment

● Grammar: Creating Sentences
Opposites Digital Poster
Opposites Picture and Word Cards
Printable:  Draw and Write Opposites
Printable:  Name the Opposites
Printable:  Opposite Match
Printable:  Color the Opposites
Printable:  Are We Opposite?

● 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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