This unit was created to help my students understand characterization, sequence, and moral of a story. The goal of the unit was for my students to improve their story writing skills and increase their understanding of key story elements.
RL.K.2 - With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RF.K.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
W.K.3 - Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
RL.1.3 - Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
W.K.7 - Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
W.K.8 - With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
RL.1.9 - Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
SL.K.1 - Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.K.6 - Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
W.1.5 - 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.
RL.2.2 - Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
RL.2.5 - Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
W.2.5 - With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
W.2.3 - Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.