Unit 6 Module B

Exploring Communities

Kindergarten / ELA

Unit 6 Module B Description:

Students will ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading about details in the text. Students will state and support an opinion and include a conclusion. Learners will understand why people and places in an urban community are important.

Target Standards:

Reading Literature and Reading Informational:

RL.K.1 and RI.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.



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, and final sounds in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant) 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.2.e: Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.


RF.K.3.b: Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.


RF.K.3.c: Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).


Enduring Understandings:

         Asking questions before, during, and after reading helps readers grasp the meaning of the text.

         Writers can convey their own preferences through writing.

         Cities are made up of neighborhoods where people live, work, and have fun together.

Essential Questions:

         How can readers ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading to better understand what they read?

         How do writers convey their preferences through writing?