June 11-15

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology Standard 1.3.2a: Gather information using teacher-selected digital resources.

Partners practice using an online encyclopedia to find information about an animal of their choice.


June 4-8

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students receive information about Bryant’s Summer Reading Bingo and online resources.


May 29-June 1

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: I can tell the characters, setting, and events in a story.

Continuing our exploration of trickster tales, we read Kate and the Beanstalk. Students sequence main events in story.


May 21-25

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

We read Tops and Bottoms, and students look for evidence that the rabbit tricks the bear.


May 14-18

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 10: I can actively participate in group reading activities.

Partners find books by call number in the reading room.


May 14-18

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Foundation Standard 1d: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Students deepen their understanding of the alphabetizing of our books in the reading room. Partners engage in a scavenger hunt to find books by call numbers.


May 7-11

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Foundation Standard 1d: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

To acquaint students with how our library is organized, we look closely at the alphabetizing of our books in the reading room.


April 30-May 4

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 7: 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).

Celebrating National Poetry Month, we read Fold Me a Poem by Kristine O’Connell George. Students use diagrams to fold an origami animal.


April 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Students vote for favorite Washington Children’s Choice nominee.


April 16-20

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

In conjunction with the Hunger Intervention Project, we read Maddi’s Fridge. Students discuss the challenges faced by the characters.


April 2-6

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

To prepare for our author visit with Dan Santat and Aaron Reynolds, we read selections and compare.


March 26-30

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

To finish our exploration of the Washington Children’s Choice nominees, we read two books: The Darkest Dark and The Bad Mannered Wolf. Students identify protagonist and antagonist in each.


March 19-23

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 3: I can connect ideas between people, events, ideas, or information in a text.

In preparation for a visit with author Katherine Applegate, we read Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla. Students decide whether it’s OK to keep a wild animal as a pet.


March 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

We read Washington Children’s Choice nominee The Princess and the Warrior. Students relate back to folktale characteristics.


February 26-March 9

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We read The Case for Loving. Students identify the challenge.


February 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 7: I can match the illustrations with different parts in the story.

We read The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever. Students, in teams, match illustrations to text, explaining why.


February 5-9

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: I can tell the characters, setting, and events in a story.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we read The Runaway Wok, a trickster story. Students learn to identify protagonist and antagonist.


January 29-February 2

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 8: I can explain what the author thinks and why.

We finish reading I am Rosa Parks. Students cite textual evidence to support their inferences.


January 22-26

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 8: I can explain what the author thinks and why.

We begin reading I am Rosa Parks and use a Support/Refute organizer to determine what the author, Brad Meltzer, might feel about Rosa.


January 16-19

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 8: I can explain what the author thinks and why.

We read nonfiction text Never Smile at a Monkey. Students gauge their understanding about dangerous creatures from start to finish.


January 8-12

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Information Standard 2: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

We read nonfiction text I Fly. Students gauge how their feelings change or remain the same about the beautiful but humble housefly.


January 2-5

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

We read selections from Mac Barnett in preparation for his author visit on January 11.


December 4-8

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Continuing to practice compromise, partners select a Tumblebook digital picture book to listen to together.


November 28–December 2

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standard 3: I can listen, take turns, and talk to friends in a small group.

In preparation for partner work, students practice compromise to choose between two nonfiction books.


November 13-17

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.4: Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres.

We tour the other areas of the library, beyond the picture book room. Kindergartners may now check out there!


November 6-10

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Continuing to develop our grasp of the Bryant Way in the library, we read The Library Lion. Students point to examples of taking care of ourselves, each other, and our school in the story.


October 30-November 3

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

We read Mr. Wiggles’s Book. Students identify how we take care of library books.


October 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

We read Nerdy Birdy, and students identify aspects of character.


October 16-20

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

We read one of Washington Children’s Choice nominees, Sean Taylor’s Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! Students make text-to-text connections.


October 9-12

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

We read The Monsters’ Monster and readers make connections to story.


October 2-6

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.8: Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.

We read one of Washington Children’s Choice nominees, Sherman Alexie’s Thunder Boy, Jr. Students consider secondary names for themselves.


September 25-29

Learning Target: Common Core Kindergarten Reading Literature Standard 3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

We read Peter Brown’s My Teacher is a Monster to share ideas of how the characters take care of each other.


September 18-22

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 2.3: Monitor, define, prioritize and complete tasks without direct oversight.

We introduce students to using shelf markers in order to browse and re-shelf library books. Students check out one book.

 

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