Cluster 4: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

General Information
Number: LAFS.K.RL.4
Title: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Type: Cluster
Subject: English Language Arts
Grade: K
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature

Related Standards

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

LAFS.K.RL.4.AP.10a
Answer questions about reading, such as “Why do we read? What do we read?”.
LAFS.K.RL.4.AP.10b
Choose narrative or informational text to read and reread, listen to or view for leisure purposes.
LAFS.K.RL.4.AP.10c
Engage in group reading of stories or poems by sharing something learned or something enjoyed.

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Lesson Plans

Colorful Rhymes:

The students will participate in reading the texts The Crayon Box That Talked and "Rainbow Colors" by answering questions, clapping rhyming words throughout the text, completing a think-pair-share rhyming activity during reading and completing an interactive rhyming words matching game to demonstrate how the middle and ending sounds and letters of rhyming words can be the same. Students will be assessed through the completion of an object sort and the creation of a rhyming objects pair by drawing and labeling an object to rhyme with an object from each category in the sort.

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My Caterpillar Loves to Eat!:

In this lesson, students will listen to the teacher read aloud the well-loved book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Students will build momentum to brainstorm ideas and work collaboratively in small and large groups to create a class chart. The class chart will document the ideas of what caterpillars might eat. The chart can be used in student end product writing. The lesson will focus on using class-made resources to complete a sentence using punctuation, capitalization, finger spacing and inventive spelling.

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Finding the One!!:

Students will sort and classify rocks by observable properties, such as size, shape, color and texture. (The properties of temperature and weight are not addressed in this lesson).

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An Unlikey Friend or Foe:

In this lesson, students will listen to The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle and The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, and will analyze the main character's actions and reactions to their adventures by comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram, role playing using the Hot Seat activity, and finally by writing from one of the character's point of view to explain how they are alike or different from the other character.

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Fairy Tale Maps:

Students will begin to understand the concept of maps by describing the path that Little Red Riding Hood took on the way to Grandma's house.

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Character Education Read Alouds:

Sharing quality literature provides the teacher with great opportunities for the class to discuss the interactions and feelings of people. It also allows the students to make connections based on their own feelings and experiences.

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ABC Text-plorers:

In this lesson, students will go on an exploration of alphabet books to better understand the roles of authors and illustrators as well as print concepts, including uppercase and lowercase letters. After reading the books Alphabet Rescue (AD680L), Miss Spider's ABC (AD490L), The Mixed-Up Alphabet (AD350L), and LMNO Peas (AD390L), students will contribute to class discussions and to a class created alphabet book. After reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (AD530L) students will complete an uppercase and lowercase letter sort that will be used as a summative assessment while the teacher individually tests students on their understanding of print concepts and letter recognition.

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Student Center Activities

Comprehension: Ask and Answer:

In this activity, students will generate and answer questions to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Make-and-Check-A-Prediction:

In this activity, students will make and check predictions about text. 

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Precise Predictions:

In this activity, students will make and confirm predictions before, during, and after reading teacher-selected text (narrative or informational) using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Read and Ask:

In this activity, students will answer questions to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Reading Repair:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies to monitor their comprehension of text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Show-U-Know:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies to monitor their comprehension of text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Strategic Strategies:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies (e.g., prior knowledge, ask and answer questions, make and confirm predictions, summarize) to comprehend narrative or expository text.

Type: Student Center Activity

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