What is the KinderStorytelling Curriculum?
KinderStorytelling was created by a teacher for teachers! This supplemental comprehension curriculum is made up of 20 stories. KinderStorytelling is a researched-based, explicit, supplemental curriculum program. The teacher has 20 directed teacher lesson plans to follow, and all needed material for the lessons to be a success are included. Furthermore, KinderStorytelling is a systematic curriculum program. This simply means that the students follow the same routine each lesson. Listening comprehension is a skill that is worked on in classrooms throughout the school year. Have you ever read a story to your class and then asked them a question but they were unable to answer it? Were they not listening? Well, maybe they were and they were not able to comprehend what they had heard. This is especially common for ELL students. Storytelling is an excellent way for all students to be introduced and contextualized to new language/vocabulary, connect to feelings and memories, and make visualizations of the story by listening closely to the details.
Please note that you can change the order of the stories to fit your needs and seasons. There is also an opportunity for your students to listen to the included audio files of the stories verses listening to you read the stories. Below is a quick description of how each lesson is broken down.
**WATCH A VIDEO EXPLAINING THE PROGRAM IN DETAIL HERE! **
How can I use this program?
KinderStorytelling can be used as part of your whole-group reading lesson, shared reading lesson, RTI lesson, ELL program, intervention lesson or used for a para or aide to assist in the learning process!
What does a KinderStorytelling lesson look like?
* Introduce the story and the students’ schema.
* Read the story “cold” AKA don’t stop the first read through. After the first read, ask the comprehension questions. You can also choose to "play" my virtual version of the story. Just push play the students will listen as I read the story to them.
* Reread the story with action. When students add movement to the story, their retention of the story skyrockets. The lesson plans include actions for the students to add to the story. Reread the story with action 2-3 times.
* Students work with partners to retell the story. Students will go back and forth with their partners to retell the story, again furthering their understanding of the story.
* Connect the story to a reading strategy classroom poster and student practice sheet follow-up.
* Comprehension quiz.
What is included in KinderStorytelling?
-20 scripted lesson plans
-20 written stories (printable format)
-20 stories (VIRTUAL format) -- use for listening devices
-20 student reading strategies practice sheets *two differentiated versions*
-20 reading comprehension quizzes
-5 reading strategy posters
What skills/standards are covered?
Reading strategies: Retell, Questioning, Predictions, Connections and Inferring
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
I already own several of your other programs. How is this different? Do I really need this?
That last question is ultimately your decision. However, I can do my part in best explaining how this program can be used and how it differs from my other programs! This program explicitly teaches JUST listening comprehension! I do a lot of explaining in the video linked above. My other programs do cover literacy standards but this packet has listening comprehension as its number one priority! Furthermore, this program offers great benefits and excitement with the virtual story components! Those can be used alongside your independent centers!
Have additional questions?
Be sure to view the preview and the video listed above! If you have any questions at all about this packet please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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