ELAR/SS: Where we Are: Places/ Poetry- Fun with Words

Suggested Time Frame: 15 Instructional Days

Genre Focus

K.5 Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it correctly when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(A) identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations;
(B)  recognize that compound words are made up of shorter words;

K.6 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(C) recognize sensory details;   

K.7 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to
(A) respond to rhythm and rhyme in poetry through identifying a regular beat and similarities in word sounds.

K.14 Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A)  dictate or write sentences to tell a story and put the sentences in chronological sequence;
(B) write short poems.

Beginning Reading Skills

K.2 Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Phonological Awareness. Students display phonological awareness. Students are expected to:
(C) orally generate rhymes in response to spoken words (e.g., “What rhymes with hat?”)
(D) distinguish orally presented rhyming pairs of words from non-rhyming pairs;

K.3 Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Phonics. Students use the relationships between letters and sounds, spelling patterns, and morphological analysis to decode written English. Students are expected to:
(C) recognize that new words are created when letters are changed, added, or deleted;

Social Studies Focus
The student understands the concept of location.
use terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe relative location
locate places on the school campus and describe their relative locations
identify tools that aid in determining location, including maps and globes
Oral & Written Conventions

K.16 Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
(A) understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance):
(iii) descriptive words;
(iv) prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing (e.g., in, on, under, over);