Mini Lessons – Reading – Common Core Plus – Kindergarten – Print Concepts
Mini Lessons with Introduction, Practice, and Wrap-up Activities
Common Core Reading Standards: Kindergarten - Reading Foundational Skills: 1
Mini Lessons - Reading - Common Core Plus - Kindergarten - Print Concepts is a series of mini lessons introducing the organization and basic features of print for students in Kindergarten.
Mini Lessons – Reading – Common Core Plus – Kindergarten – Print Concepts is a series of mini lessons introducing each of the Kindergarten Common Core reading standards for print concepts under the foundational skills section. Additional standards that introduce skills and objectives that kindergarten students need to know to be successful in learning to read, write, and spell may also be included. These additional skills and objectives are the “plus” part of the product. The titles of these additional skills and objectives are in special font in the title of the mini lesson. Ex: Predict what might happen next in text based on the cover, title, and pictures
Each mini lesson is designed to introduce a specific Common Core print concept standard. All of the mini lessons follow a similar format. There is a title, a listing of the Common Core reading standard covered in the mini lesson, a list of needed materials, Instruction, Practice, and Wrap-Up. The “plus” standards do not have a Common Core reading standard listed. The “plus” standards are listed with a "+". The materials consist of one or more Instruction Transparencies and one or more Student Practice sheets. Every so often a mini lesson will list additional materials needed for the lesson. These are materials already commonly found in a classroom such as six sided dice, an erasable transparency marker, and plastic or paper counters. The pages labeled as Instruction Transparencies will need to be run off onto an overhead transparency sheet. The pages labeled as Student Practice will need to be run off so each student has a copy.
Each mini lesson is designed to introduce a specific Common Core or “plus” reading standard. Once the mini lesson has been conducted, you may visit it again as a review or as a reteach for those students struggling with the specific standard.
Common Core reading standards are listed in the table of contents and in each mini lesson as follows:
Reading Standards = RS Informational Text = I
Literature = L Foundational Skills = FS
For example, the listing RS.L.1 in kindergarten refers to Reading Standard for Literature 1 – With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. RS.FS.1.a in kindergarten refers to Reading Standard for Foundational Skills 1.a – Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
The mini lesson teacher plans include all that is needed for each lesson. You need only make the number of copies needed and gather any materials as specified in the lesson plans. The type that is in bold italics (Tell the students) in each lesson plan is to be spoken aloud by the teacher to the students. Words in regular type (like this) are instructions for the teacher to follow in the lesson. Answers to any instruction and practice exercises are included within each mini lesson.
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The Common Core Standards were developed and written by the NGA.
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