Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: K
Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020010: Science - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
5021020: Social Studies - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
5010041: Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
7720015: Access Science Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
7710011: Access Language Arts - Kindergarten  (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
7721011: Access Social Studies - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.K.RI.4.AP.10a: Choose informational text to read and reread, listen to or view for leisure purposes.
LAFS.K.RI.4.AP.10b: Choose text to read and reread, listen to or view for informational purposes (e.g., to answer questions; to understand the world around them).
LAFS.K.RI.4.AP.10c: Engage in group reading of informational text by sharing something learned or something enjoyed.

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Formative Assessments

My Favorite Outdoor Activity Book:

The student will listen to informational text “Outdoor Fun” read aloud by the teacher. The student will create his/her own “My Favorite Outdoor Activity Book” by drawing illustrations that provide key details showing an outdoor activity. The student will fill in the missing words on each page of the book. (I can ___ at / on the _____.)

Type: Formative Assessment

Magic Match:

The student will match the ending word of sentences in a whole group reading experience through context/picture clues, syntax, and/or beginning sound.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Make Believe Homes and Habitats:

In this lesson students will demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of real and make-believe animals, they will sort animals according to characteristics, and they will complete a drawing of a make-believe animal home in a real-world habitat.

Type: Lesson Plan

Calling All Authors!:

In this lesson, students are engaged in a science project where the local library is hosting a book writing contest. Students will brainstorm ideas, work in rotating center stations, complete checklists and create a nonfiction book about how plant and animals are alike and different featuring what they learned about plants and animals during the lesson.

Type: Lesson Plan

Generating Grammar Gurus:

In this lesson students will participate in reading the books A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink (ATOS 3.3), To Root, to Toot, to Parachute (ATOS 3.7), and Hairy, Scary, Ordinary (ATOS 3.9) and complete a variety of related activities that allow them to learn and practice their knowledge of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Students will contribute to a class generated grammar chart and at the completion of the lesson they will complete a grammar sort. Students will also publish their own sentence which will include a noun, verb, and adjective, as well as an illustration to provide detail.

Type: Lesson Plan

Forces: Pushing and Pulling:

This lesson demonstrates how students can use cause and effect to describe how objects move using a push or pull (forces). The students will understand that forces put objects in motion and that a strong force could change the direction and speed of an object.

Type: Lesson Plan

Forces: Gravity:

This lesson demonstrates how students can compare and contrast multiple texts about the same topic to understand how gravity pulls objects to the center of the earth.

Type: Lesson Plan

Could a Wolf Really Blow a Pig’s House Down?:

In this lesson, students will be animal investigators on a mission to learn all about pigs and wolves. With prompting and support from the teacher, students will read an informational text about pigs (Pigs by Robin Nelson) and wolves (Wolves by Michael Dahl). They will use information gathered to contribute to a class discussion about the characteristics of real pigs and wolves. Then, the teacher will read The Three Little Pigs (written by Anne Walters and Daniel Postgate) to the students and help them complete a Venn diagram comparing what they observed in The Three Little Pigs to what they know to be true of real pigs and wolves. In order to determine mastery of the concept, the students will complete a picture sort of Real and Imaginary Pigs and Wolves. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain how they make an informed decision about whether an animal is real or imaginary.

Type: Lesson Plan

Sort it Out!:

In this lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to record their observations on sorting matter from the read aloud book Sorting by Lynn Peppas.

Type: Lesson Plan

It's all in the details:

Using a web graphic organizer, students will learn to record the main idea and details learned from an informational text read aloud to them.

Type: Lesson Plan

Purpose and Particulars: Presidents:

In this lesson, students will become informative investigators through whole group and independent activities about presidents and Presidents' Day. Students will identify basic similarities and differences between multiple texts to contribute to a class-generated Venn Diagram as well as an independent Venn Diagram. Students will practice generating ideas and details for a class-created informative writing piece and by creating their own informative writing piece based on what they learned through the lessons' texts.

Type: Lesson Plan

The Sun is My Favorite Star Lesson Plan:

Book Summary: With simple text and beautiful illustrations, Frank Asch captures a young girl's fascination with the sun.

Objective: Children will read common high-frequency words on their own and engage in an art and writing activity to expand language and creative-thinking skills, and relate the story to real-life experiences.

Type: Lesson Plan

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