Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Gee! It's The Gingerbread Baby - Section 3: Assessment


Each month, we study one particular author and try to incorporate as many of that person's stories into our curriculum.  We chose the authors that we study based on a writing program that we used.  Although we no longer use that program, we stay primarily with those same authors because their stories are developmentally appropriate to kindergarten.

We have changed a few or moved them to a different month, but our list is generally the same: Norman Bridwell, Ed Emberley, David Shannon, Jan Brett, Ezra Jack Keats, Audrey Wood, Dr. Seuss, Pat Hutchins, Lois Ehlert, and Robert Munsch.

When we do author studies, we are building a platform for prior knowledge.  There will be times when the children are in third or fourth grade and they will comment on a book that their teacher is reading based on what they learned in kindergarten.

I like to incorporate information about the author's website. I will share pieces in class, and then add the web address to my classroom newsletter so that families can learn as well as support their youngster.


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Gee! It's The Gingerbread Baby

Unit 8: A Dozen Gingerbread Treats
Lesson 11 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify the second sound for G (soft G) and follow oral directions to complete a project. Student Objective: I can make the second sound for Gg and listen to the teacher to know how to color my project.

Big Idea: Phonological awareness increases reading skills. Good listening skills are essential to school success.

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