Introduction to Kindergarten Common Core Literature

-Common Core English Language Arts CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1-10

This project covers the English language Arts Standards for Kindergarten Common Core Literature.  We began this project by choosing 5 literature books for kindergarten plus a rhyming/poetry book.

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The books we used for this lesson were:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

 Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury including Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel

Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss

These videos show Jack answering some of the questions from the worksheets in our lesson in our Teachers Pay Teachers Store .

Here he is trying to figure out the main characters in Duck on a Bike.

Here is Jack trying to figure out the setting of Make Way for Ducklings.

Here is Jack using the vocabulary word “encore” from the book Zin Zin Zin, a Violin.

You can find the complete lesson for this project in our Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Our lesson is 51 pages long and contains worksheets and assessments to go along with the literature books.  It covers all the objectives for Kindergarten Common Core Literature.

Materials List Kindergarten Common Core Literature

-a kindergarten literature book, such as one of the books listed above
Kindergarten Literature lesson

Step 1: Download the Kindergarten Literature lesson and complete the worksheets

Here are two sample worksheets from our 51-page lesson:

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Step 2: Choose a character and scene from a kindergarten literature book and draw the character and scene

One of the literature books we chose was The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  Jack picked the character of Peter and Mr. McGregor to draw and put into Mr. McGregor’s garden.  Jack could have picked any of the characters from the other books we read, but he liked Peter the best.

Drawing was pretty tough for him so I helped and he colored it in with some crayons.

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Here is Jack cutting out his Mr. McGregor and Peter Rabbit characters to put into the garden we drew.

Here is Jack putting his characters into the garden setting.

Step 3: Add a speaking bubble to your picture in which one of the characters is using a new vocabulary word from the book

Once we had the characters and the garden set up, we made a speaking bubble of Mr. McGregor saying something about Peter using one of our vocabulary words from this book.  Jack chose the word “mischief” and he had Mr. McGregor say in the speaking bubble, “Hey Rabbit, you are causing mischief in my garden, so I am going after you!”

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Step 4: Come up with an alternate ending to the book you chose to read

I also asked Jack to come up with an alternate ending to the story and he came up with this clever ending that you see below.  Jack was very proud of this ending and he couldn’t wait to tell daddy about it!

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Step 5: Practice some rhyming words by reading a rhyming book and identifying all of the words that rhyme

Jack was having trouble with rhyming words, so we went through the book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and found all of the words that rhyme and we wrote them on the paper you see below.

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Step 6: Complete the assessment for the Kindergarten Literature lesson

Here are two sample assessment pages from our lesson:

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