Blogger Tips and TricksLatest Tips And TricksBlogger Tricks

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Penguin Book Reports -- Common Core Kindergarten Writing

Following are our Penguin Book Reports after our Kindergarten "Close" Reading of Non-fiction books about Penguins. Oh, and yes we fulfilled these Common Core Standards.

Text Types and Purposes

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


Anonymous said...

Kindergarteners should not be "close" reading. This is not age appropriate. They need to learn how to read, not be indoctrinated into the age inappropriateness of common core. This is extremely disturbing you are even promoting this!!

Kathy Crane said...

"Close Reading" is very age appropriate if taught with developmental techniques and purpose. It is a very important step in the teaching of learning how to read that you note t be the purpose of Kindergarten.

I have been doing Close Reads with Kinders in one form or another for 20 plus years, way before the (evil) Common Core. And it is very developmentally appropriate.

Anonymous said...

All kindergarten teachers who teach in states that have adopted the Common Core are required by law to teach it.