Kindergarten: Listening & Learning Domain 7 Anthology "Kings and Queens"

This Tell It Again! Read-Aloud Anthology for Kings and Queens contains background information and resources that the teacher will need to implement Domain 7, 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 domain, students will be able to:

1. Describe what a king or queen does;
2. Identify and describe royal objects associated with a king or queen;
3. Indicate that kings and queens still exist today, but that there were many more kings and queens long ago;
4. Describe a royal family;
5. Identify important factors (children, partnerships, arranged marriages) that ensured a royal family’s success;
6. Describe that kings usually possess gold and other treasures;
7. Discuss the difference between valuing relationships with people and valuing wealth;
8. Describe the behaviors that reinforce that kings and queens are royal;
9. Recite “Old King Cole”;
10. Recite “Sing a Song of Sixpence”;
11. Describe the characters, settings, and plots in fiction read-alouds;
12.  Demonstrate familiarity with a given story or poem;
13. 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 fiction read-aloud;
14. Answer questions that require making interpretations, judgments, or giving opinions about what is heard in a fiction read-aloud, including answering why questions that require recognizing cause/effect relationships;
15. With prompting and support, retell or dramatize fiction read-alouds, including key details;
16. With prompting and support, use narrative language to describe characters, setting, things, events, actions, a scene, or facts from a fiction read-aloud;
17. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in fiction read-alouds and discussions;
18. Listen to, understand, and recognize a variety of texts, including fictional stories, fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes, and poems; 
19. With prompting and support, describe the role of an author and illustrator in a fiction text;
20. With prompting and support, describe illustrations from a fiction read-aloud, using the illustrations to check and support comprehension of the read-aloud;
21. Actively engage in fiction read-alouds;
22. 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;
23. 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;
24. With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
25. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in nonfiction/informational read-alouds and discussions;
26. With prompting and support, describe illustrations from a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, using the illustrations to check and support comprehension of the read-aloud;
27. With prompting and support, identify the reasons or facts an author gives to support points in a nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
28. Actively engage in nonfiction/informational read-alouds;
29. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to present information from a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, naming the topic and supplying some details;
30. With assistance, categorize and organize facts and information within a given domain to answer questions;
31. 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.);
32. 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;
33. Ask and answer questions to clarify information in a fiction or nonfiction/informational read-aloud;
34. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail;
35. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly;
36. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs in oral language;
37. Answer questions orally in complete sentences;
38. Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language;
39. Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck);
40. Demonstrate understanding of a word by relating it to its opposite;
41. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., not places at school that are colorful);
42. Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, being read to, and responding to texts;
43. Prior to listening to a nonfiction/informational read-aloud, identify orally what they know and/or have learned about a given topic;
44. Prior to listening to a fiction read-aloud, identify orally what they know and/or have learned about a given topic;
45. Listen to a variety of texts, including nonfiction/informational text;
46. Explain which elements of a given story are fantasy;
47. Evaluate and select stories, poems, and read-alouds on the basis of personal choice for rereading; and 
48. Discuss personal responses to read-alouds and connect those to experiences characters have in the read-alouds.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

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