Grade 1: Listening & Learning Domain 1 Anthology "Fables and Stories"


This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Fables and Stories contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 1, including an alignment chart for the domain to the Common Core State Standards; an introduction to the domain including necessary background information for teachers, a list of domain components, a core vocabulary list for the domain, and planning aids and resources; 10 lessons including objectives, read-alouds, discussion questions, and extension activities; a Pausing Point; a domain review; a domain assessment; culminating activities; and teacher resources. By the end of this domain, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate familiarity with various fables and stories;
2. Identify character, plot, and setting as basic story elements;
3. Describe the characters, plot, and setting of a specific fable or story;
4. Identify fables and folktales as types of fiction;
5. Identify characteristics of fables: short, moral, personification;
6. Explain in their own words the moral of a specific fable;
7. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a fiction read-aloud;
8. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a fiction read-aloud, including answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationship;
9. Retell fiction read-alouds including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson;
10. Recount fiction read-alouds, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, identifying the lesson or moral;
11. Use narrative language to describe (orally or in writing) characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction read-aloud;
12. Identify words and phrases that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses;
13. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts, including fictional stories, fairy tales, fables, historical narratives, informational text, nursery rhymes, and poems, describing the differences between books that tell stories and books that give information;
14. Distinguish fantasy from informational or realistic text;
15. Identify who is telling the story at various points in a fiction read-aloud;
16. Talk about the illustrations and details from a fiction read-aloud, to describe its characters, setting, or events;
17. Sequence four to six pictures illustrating events from a fiction read-aloud;
18. Compare and contrast (orally or in writing) similarities and differences within a single fiction read-aloud or between two or more fiction read-alouds;
19. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure;
20. Plan, draft, and edit a narrative retelling of a fiction read-aloud, with a title, characters, some details regarding the plot, the use of temporal words to signal event order, and some sense of closure;
21. With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed;
22. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers;
23. Make personal connections (orally or in writing) to events or experiences in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud, and/or make connections among several read-alouds;
24. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
25. Use agreed-upon rules for group discussion (e.g., look at and listen to the speaker, raise hand to speak, take turns, say “excuse me” or “please,” etc.);
26. Carry on and participate in a conversation over at least six turns, staying on topic, initiating comments or responding to a partner’s comments, with either an adult or another child of the same age;
27. Ask questions to clarify information about the topic in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
28. Ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when), orally or in writing, requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
29. Ask questions to clarify directions, exercises, classroom routines, and/or what a speaker says about a topic;
30. Add drawings or other visual displays to oral or written descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings;
31. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation;
32. Provide examples of common synonyms and antonyms;
33. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy);
34. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings;
35. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;
36. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because);
37. Make predictions prior to and during a read-aloud, based on the title, pictures, and/or text heard thus far, and then compare the actual outcomes to predictions;
38. Prior to listening to a read-aloud, identify (orally or in writing) what they know and have learned that may be related to the specific story or topic to be read aloud;
39. Rehearse and perform poems, stories, and plays for an audience using eye contact, appropriate volume, and clear enunciation;
40. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately; and
41. Use determiners, such as a and the, orally or in writing.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or...
RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

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