"Step into Stories" is a focused read aloud that includes popular books that are utilized in most Kindergarten classrooms today. This weekly unit is different than others because it includes everything you need in one place. This is loosely based on the 5 Finger Retell and will cover the story elements of characters, setting, events, problem, and solution as well as vocabulary. This includes:
multiple charts to use throughout the week. There are fun vibrant labels that are easy to cut and add to your chart. These include labels for characters, setting, BME retelling, problem and solution as well as retell cards.
This is a cute carrot craft that can be printed on colored construction paper or on white paper and the students will color it themselves. There is a writing worksheet that can be added to this for a writing/craft templete.
There is a whole group set of these to use during carpet time as well as a black and white version for the students to color, cut, and paste in order at their desk. Great for independent practice. These fit perfectly on a LARGE piece of construction paper or a regular piece that is cut in half and stapled together.
There are worksheets for each day that go along with the lesson and a recommendation on how to use them but they can be used anyway you want. I have also included a few extra for 'fast finishers.'
This has multiple exit tickets to ensure you students are mastering important concepts.
4 poster size vocabulary words cards that go along with the story, a vocabulary worksheet and exit ticket.
This is just a recommendation of how all these pieces fit together neatly in a lesson plan but they can be used in any way that you see fit. These are also EDITABLE.
There are optional daily scripted lessons for those that want more guidance on this read aloud.
optional comprehension assessment that is Kindergarten-Friendly with pictures.
"Story Connections" pairs perfectly with my "Step Into Stories" Read Aloud plans. This packet is an amazing way to integrate science, social studies, math and hands-on centers with your read-aloud for the week. In this packet you will find:
a science experiment with carrots that will be sure to engage your kids. There is a kid-friendly poster for the scientific method and recording sheet for students to draw their prediction, the experiment, and the conclusion.
a lesson an wants vs. needs which pairs perfectly with Jasper's need to eat carrots on the time. You have a whole class sort along with sorting mats for a center and a worksheet for independent practice.
an entire week of lesson plans for math! This week will be comparing numbers. You can differentiate as needed with easy to follow daily scripts and a weekly lesson plan already written with the TEKS and CCSS. There are mats and foldable readers included as well as chart pieces and a hands on collaborative partner activity every day. Suggested mentor text: by Stuart Murphy is recommended as it accompanies by Aaron Reynolds perfectly! It is not needed for the math plans but works great with them!
5 math centers and 5 literacy centers. These are also sold individually if you are just looking for some fun centers to pair with the story.