Unit 5 Module B

Learning About Patterns and Structures

Kindergarten / ELA

Unit 5 Module B Description:

Students will determine the main topic and supporting details in informational texts. Students will write an explanatory text that names a topic and includes facts and a conclusion. Learners will demonstrate understanding of patterns in nature.

Target Standards:

Reading Literature:

RL.K.5: Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).



W.K.1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book.


Foundational Skills:

RF.K.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).


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.


RF.K.4: Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Enduring Understandings:

         Texts contain a main idea and details that support it.

         Informational texts are about topics that have been developed through research and observation.

         There are different kinds of patterns in nature.

Essential Questions:

         How do readers identify the main topic and supporting details of an informational text?

         How does research on a topic strengthen informational writing?