Welcome to “Reading Practice to Mastery!” Informational Reading Version. Since you can use these skill-based activities with any book you read with your class, it is truly “A Year’s Worth of Common Core Informational Reading Skills Practice!”
The activities are designed to be used with read-aloud books you already use. Pick a Common Core skill in Informational Reading and use the activity with a book you are reading or have recently read with your class.
Whenever possible, have your kinders write words. For those who aren’t ready, drawing pictures is fine. Try to always let your picture drawers explain their drawings and encourage them to begin labeling their pictures with words.
Using this technique, my little ones are becoming pros at Common Core reading skills! I hope yours do, too!
p. 4...RI.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details
in a text.
p. 5...RI.K.2. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details
of a text.
p. 6...RI.K.3. With prompting and support, describe the connection between two
individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
p. 7...RI.K.4. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown
words in a text. (This activity works for literature or informational texts.)
p. 8...RI.K.5. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
p. 9...RI.K.6. Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
p. 10...RI.K.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
p. 11...RI.K.8. With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
p. 12...RI.K.9. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
p. 13...RI.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. (This activity works for literature or informational texts. Have students trace Venn Diagram with red and blue crayons.)