Kindergarten: Listening & Learning Domain 6 Anthology "Native Americans"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Native Americans contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 6, including an alignment chart for the domain to the Common Core State Standards; an introduction to the domain including necessary background information for teachers, a list of domain components, a core vocabulary list for the domain, and planning aids and resources; 8 lessons including objectives, read-alouds, discussion questions, and extension activities; a Pausing Point; a domain review; a domain assessment; culminating activities; and teacher resources. By the end of this unit, students will be able to:



1. Recall that Native Americans were the first-known inhabitants of North America;

2. Explain that there are many tribes of Native Americans;

3. Explain that although there are many diverse tribes of Native Americans, they all needed food, clothing, and shelter to survive;

4. Explain the importance of the buffalo to the Lakota Sioux;

5. Describe the nomadic lifestyle of the Lakota Sioux;

6. Describe the food, clothing, and shelter of the Lakota Sioux, the Wampanoag, and the Lenape;

7. Describe the environment in which the Lakota Sioux, the Wampanoag, and the Lenape lived;

8. Describe aspects of the Lakota Sioux, Wampanoag, and Lenape culture;

9. Identify the Wampanoag and Lenape as tribes that settled in a particular area rather than ones that moved from place to place;

10. Explain that Native Americans still live in the United States today;

11. Explain how some Native Americans today keep alive some of the traditions and practices of their ancestors;

12. With prompting and support, use narrative language to describe characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction read-aloud;

13. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts, including fictional stories, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and poems;

14. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions (e.g., who, what, where, when) requiring literal recall and understanding of the details and/or facts of a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;

15. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, including answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationships;

16. With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;

17. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;

18. With prompting and support, describe illustrations from a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, using the illustrations to check and support comprehension of the read-aloud;

19. With prompting and support, compare and contrast similarities and differences within a single nonfiction/informational read-aloud or between two or more nonfiction/informational read-alouds;

20. Actively engage in nonfiction/informational read-alouds;

21. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to present information from a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, naming the topic and supplying some details;

22. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;

23. Use agreed-upon rules for group discussions (e.g., look at and listen to the speaker, raise hand to speak, take turns, say “excuse me” or “please,” etc.);

24. Carry on and participate in a conversation over four to five turns, staying on topic, initiating comments or responding to a partner’s comments, with either an adult or another child of the same age;

25. Ask and answer questions to clarify information in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;

26. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail;

27. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly;

28. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs in oral language;

29. Ask questions beginning with who, what, where, when, why, or how;

30. Answer questions orally in complete sentences;

31. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language;

32. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck);

33. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful);

34. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, being read to, and responding to texts;

35. Learn the meaning of common sayings and phrases;

36. Listen to a variety of texts, including informational text;

37. Distinguish read-alouds that describe events that happened long ago from those that describe contemporary or current events;

38. Prior to listening to a read-aloud, identify orally what they know and have learned that may be related to the specific story or topic to be read aloud;

39. Distinguish fantasy from realistic text; and

40. Evaluate and select read-alouds, books, or poems on the basis of personal choice for rereading.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.K.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

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