This lesson builds critical thinking skills by reading and discussing a story and invitation. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview vocabulary about a royal family,
• identify a story (“The Kings and Family”) and author,
• make and confirm predictions about the story,
• read the story and answer questions about key details, and
• analyze an invitation to visit the royal family.
invitation, author, king, queen, kids, old king, old queen, castle, gold, crown, quilt, dragon, kitten, meet, pet, happy
This nonfiction discussion pack is the seventh lesson of Book 22
from the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.
A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.
Please print the lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that each page is 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
For the nonfiction writing companion to this lesson, please see "Write an Invitation: Lesson 7, Book 24 (Newitt Writing Series)"
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for more lessons on invitations.
This lesson is available also in Spanish! For the Spanish version, please click here!
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RI.1.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.2.5: Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.3.5a: Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Also: RF.4.4, RI.1.3, RI.2.6, RI.3.7, RI.4.10, L.1.1e, L.3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
4.B: Ask and respond to questions about texts read aloud.
10.B: Retell important facts in a text, heard or read.
12.A: Identify different forms of media (e.g., advertisements, newspapers, radio programs).
Also: 1.A, 4.A, 5.A, 5.C, 10.D, 22
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