This is the second (Color Words Tell More) of 9 concepts for kindergartners using popular big books or projectable standard books to teach the Common Core English Language Arts standards in shared, guided, or close reading. It’s a kindergarten curriculum, all about CHOICE! In fact, this does not have to be your second unit, but could be used anytime during the year. I have analyzed all of the Reading (literacy or informational) and Language standards for each book and included specific questions, vocabulary, words, letters, etc. In each book’s plan, EVERY English Language Arts standard (including Writing and Speaking & Listening) is listed, so that you can have everything in one place for your week’s instruction. Choose the book to use for the week, print it, highlight the standards you will teach, and attach it to your lesson plan. The leg work has been done for all of the Reading and Language Standards; from comprehension questions to word work. You don’t have to take the books home to write down your questions, rhymes, high frequency words, vocabulary, etc. It has all been done for you. Enjoy what teachers love best: TEACHING! An editable plan is attached so that you can create your own for your favorite book.