Lesson Plans

Main skill:

ELA Reading & Literature. K.10: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. 10. a. Activate prior knowledge related to the information and events in texts. b. Use illustrations and context to make predictions about text.

ELD Interacting in Meaningful Ways. A. Collaborative K.1: Exchanging information and ideas with others through oral collaborative conversations on a range of social and academic topics

ELA Writing. K.1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces

Supporting skills:

Reading & Literature. K.3: Key Ideas and Details: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story

Reading & Literature. K.5: Craft and Structure: Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

Reading & Literature. K.7: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts)

California Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

K.OA. Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

  1. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
  2. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

CA History Social Studies Standard:

K.1 Students understand that being a good citizen involves acting in certain ways. 1. Follow rules, such as sharing and taking turns, and know the consequences of breaking them. 2. Learn examples of honesty, courage, determination, individual responsibility, and patriotism in American and world history from stories and folklore. 3. Know beliefs and related behaviors of characters in stories from times past and understand the consequences of the characters’ actions.

This lesson aims to instill in students the knowledge of: 1) the importance of good citizenship 2) how to reflect critically on fairness/unfairness and their responsibility and role in community.

Through exploring these themes, students will develop the foundation for critical self-reflection for how their actions affect the community. They will gain the ability to evaluate their environment for fairness/unfairness and generate an appropriate response. Students will describe and discuss characteristics of historical figures important to the community and other communities. They will construct arguments and around fairness/unfairness drawing from shared experiences, readings, lesson activities and personal reflection.

History/Social Studies Kindergarten – Good Citizenship Extension Lesson