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Rooted in Reading Kindergarten September: 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 September (In order of how we suggest teaching the books):
A Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie LB Deenihan
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Giraffe Problems by Jory John and Giraffes by Laura Marsh

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 SEPTEMBER 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:
Identifying and Describing Settings
Identifying and Describing Characters
Author’s Purpose
Comparing and Contrasting Seasons
Fiction vs Nonfiction
Nonfiction Text Features:  Table of Contents and Photographs
Comparing and Contrasting Animals

● Comprehension Printables/Interactive Notebooks:
Setting Digital Poster
Sounds Are a Part of It Printable
Settings Change Digital Poster
Settings Change Printable
Settings Impact the Story Digital Poster
Setting Impact Picture Sort
Character Digital Poster
Character or Not Sort Printable
Character Talks, Acts, Feels Digital Poster
I Can Describe Characters Printable
Describing Characters Digital Poster
Talking About Characters Printable
Greetings Digital Poster (discussing dialogue)
Hello Autumn Printable
Author’s Purpose Digital Poster
Summer and Autumn Printable
Alike and Different Digital Poster
Sort it Out Printable
Nonfiction Digital Poster
Fiction Digital Poster
What I Notice about Fiction and NF printable
Table of Contents Digital Poster
Table of Contents Printable
Photographs Digital Poster 
Draw a Picture to Match 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.
Barnyard Babies
Lemon Trees to Lemonade
Fall Changes
From A to Zebra

● Anchor Charts
The Anchor Charts have all pieces included needed to make the anchor chart as well as cards for students to respond with.
Describe the Setting
Let’s Go to the Barnyard
Who are the Characters
All about Lemons
Fall vs Summer
Fall Changes
Let’s Compare Animals Chart:  Zebras and Giraffes
Fiction vs Nonfiction

● 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.
Main Character in When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree

● Crafts (with writing pages)
The crafts include a printable version that can be colored AND a cut/glue option.
Window for Setting
Glass of Lemonade
Summer and Fall Tree

● Foundational Skills:  Beginning Letters and Their Sounds
-Beginning Letter Digital Chart
-Beginning Letter Pocket Chart Materials
-Beginning Letter Treasure Hunt Printables
-Cut and Glue Beginning Letter Printabls
-Spin a Sound Beginning Letters
-Beginning Letter Writing

● Grammar:  Verbs as Action Words
We Can Name Verbs Anchor Chart
Verb Picture and Word Cards
Printable:  Draw an Action Word
Printable:  Color the Verbs
Printable:  What Does Not Belong?
Printable:  Verb Assessment

● Grammar:  Verbs as Action Words
Verbs Digital Poster
Verb Picture and Word Cards
Printable:  Color the Verb (review)
Printable:  Making Lemonade
Printable:  Verbs Printable
Printable:  Verbs Sort
Printable:  Verbs Assessment

● Grammar:  Nouns and Verbs
Noun Digital Poster
Verb Digital Poster
Word Cards
Printable:  Draw a Verb Draw a Noun
Printable:  Fall Word Nouns and Verbs
Printable:  Verbs and Nouns Sort
Printable:  Word Knowledge:  Nouns and Verbs
Printable:  Nouns and Verb Assessment

● Grammar: Nouns and Verbs in Sentences
Noun in a Sentence Digital Poster
Verb in a Sentence Digital Poster
Nouns and Verbs in Sentences Sentence Cards (4 sets)
Printable:  All About Giraffes
Printable:  Giraffe Sentence Puzzle
Printable:  Make a Sentence (Zebras run fast)
Printable:  Make a Sentence (Lions roar loudly)
Printable:  Noun and Verb 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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