Unit 4 Module A

Learning About Each Other and the World

Kindergarten / ELA

Unit 4 Module A Description:

Students will compare and contrast characters and their experiences in stories. Students will write a narrative using the sequence words first, then, and last. Learners will understand that different cultures blend together in both families and communities.

Target Standards:

Reading Literature:

RL.K.9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.



W.K.3: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.


Foundational Skills:

RF.K.2.c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.


RF.K.2.d: Isolate and pronounce the initial sound (phoneme) and medial vowel in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.


RF.K.2.e: Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.


RF.K.3.a: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

Enduring Understandings:

         Characters have similar experiences in different stories.

         Using time-order words puts events in sequence.

         Different cultures share similar experiences.

Essential Questions:

         How do readers compare and contrast the experiences of different characters?

         How do writers identify the sequence of events in a story?