Big Idea:Learning to engage in collaborative conversations allows children to learn about their world, to become familiar with words, and to build a solid foundation for the development of reading and writing skills.
Big Idea:Sentence frames provide ELLs language support and a framework to explain their thinking. They are used in this lesson to help students write a brief opinion paper in response to a story read aloud.
Big Idea:In Kindergarten children develop the understanding that people have more than one characteristic. Describing characters in stories helps kindergarteners learn the meaning of new words and some life lessons as well.