Kindergarten: Listening & Learning Domain 1 Anthology "Nursery Rhymes and Fables"

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This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Nursery Rhymes and Fables 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 used in teaching, a list of domain components, a core vocabulary list for the domain, and planning aids and resources; 12 lessons which include 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 particular nursery rhymes and fables;
2. Describe the characters and/or events in nursery rhymes and fables;
3. Recite certain nursery rhymes;
4. Identify rhyming words in nursery rhymes;
5. Identify lines that repeat in nursery rhymes;
6. Identify dialogues in nursery rhymes and fables;
7. Explain that fables teach a lesson that is stated as the moral of the story;
8. Identify the moral of fables;
9. Explain how animals often act as people in fables (personification);
10. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when) requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a fiction read-aloud;
11. 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 relationships;
12. With prompting and support, retell or dramatize fiction read-alouds, including key details;
13. With prompting and support, use narrative language to describe characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction read-aloud;
14. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in fiction read-alouds and discussions;
15. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts, including fictional stories, fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes, and poems;
16. With prompting and support, describe illustrations from a fiction read-aloud, using the illustrations to check and support comprehension of the read-aloud;
17. With prompting and support, compare and contrast similarities and differences within a single fiction read-aloud or between two or more fiction read-alouds;
18. Actively engage in fiction read-alouds;
19. use agreed-upon rules for group discussions (e.g., look at and listen to the speaker, raise hand to speak, take turns, say "excuse me" or "please," etc.);
19. Carry on and participate in a conversation over four to five turns, staying on topic, initiating comments or responding to a partner's comments, with either an adult or another child of the same age;
20. Ask and answer questions to clarify information in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
21. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events, and with prompting and support, provide additional detail;
22. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly;
23. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs in oral language;
24. Answer questions orally in complete sentences;
25. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language;
26. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck);
27. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful);
28. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, being read to, and responding to texts;
29. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;
30. Explain that certain nursery rhymes are realistic texts because events in the nursery rhymes could really happen and certain nursery rhymes and fables are fantasy because events couldn't really happen (e.g., animals cannot talk);
31. Prior to or while listening to a nursery rhyme or fable, orally predict what will happen in the read-aloud based on the title, pictures, text heard thus far, and/or prior knowledge, and then compare the actual outcomes to the prediction;
32. Discuss personal responses to a given topic and connect those to a character in the nursery rhyme or fable; and
33. Prior to listening to a nursery rhyme, identify what they know about a given topic.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

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