Kindergarten: Listening & Learning Domain 3 Anthology "Stories"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Stories contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 3, 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 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. Listen to and demonstrate familiarity with stories, including the ideas they express; 
2. Explain that stories that are made-up and come from a writer’s imagination are called fiction; 
3. Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a given story, 
4. Identify the sequence of events in a given story; 
5. Identify the characters of a given story; 
6. Identify the plot of a given story; 
7. Identify the setting of a given story; 
8. Identify the characteristics of subgenres of fiction, including folktales and trickster tales; 
9. 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; 
10. 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; 
11. With prompting and support, retell or dramatize fiction read-alouds, including key details; 
12. With prompting and support, use narrative language to describe characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction read-aloud; 
13. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in fiction read-alouds and discussions; 
14. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts, including fictional stories, fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes, and poems; 
15. With prompting and support, describe the role of an author and an illustrator in a fiction text; 
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 a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the fiction or nonfiction/informational text they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the text; 
20. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to present information from a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, naming the topic and supplying some details; 
21. 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.); 
22. 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; 
23. Ask and answer questions to clarify information in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud; 
24. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail; 
25. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail; 
26. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly; 
27. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs in oral language; 
28. Ask questions beginning with who, what, where, when, why, or how; 
29. Answer questions orally in complete sentences; 
30. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language; 
31. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck); 
32. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful); 
33. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, being read to, and responding to texts; 
34. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases; 
35. While listening to a fiction read-aloud, orally predict what will happen in the read-aloud based on pictures and/or text heard thus far; 
36. Explain which elements of a given story are fantasy; 
37. Prior to listening to a fiction read-aloud, identify orally what they know about a given topic; 
38. Create a two-columned chart illustrating things animals do in real life and things animals cannot do in real life; 
39. Evaluate and select stories on the basis of personal choice for rereading; 
40. Orally share a different ending to a given story; and 
41. Compare and contrast characters in the read-aloud using a Venn diagram.

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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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