English Language Arts
English Language Arts /
Unit 1: Welcome to School /
Explain what caused Wemberly’s worries about school to go away by asking and answering key questions about key details in the text.
Make text-to-self connections between Wemberly’s experience of overcoming a worry and own experiences of overcoming a worry.
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Courage
Explain what Howard B. Wigglebottom learns about courage.
Make connections between Howard B. Wigglebottom and the ways we can show courage at school.
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
Explain what Howard learns about listening and what we can learn from Howard’s story that will help us have a joyful and safe classroom.
Words Are Not for Hurting
Identify the difference between helpful words and hurtful words by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.
Generate a list of helpful words to use in the classroom.
I Like Myself!
Explain why the narrator says, “There’s no one else I’d rather be” by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.
Make connections to what they like about themselves and how that connects to a joyful and safe classroom community.
The Crayon Box That Talked
Identify what the characters in a story learn by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.
Today I Feel Silly
Identify different ways that people can feel by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.
Generate a list of feeling words and pictures to use in the classroom.
Explain what the author wanted us to learn by asking and answering questions about key details in a text.
Explain what it means to be part of a classroom community and how they can make the classroom community a fun place to be.
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How can you make the classroom community a joyful place to be?
— Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.