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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student responds to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed.

Complete a story reflection in a notebook or on a sticky note. Students can either draw or write responses.

Teacher prompts to elicit interactions with a text:

  • Do you like the text? Why or why not?
  • Draw your favorite part of the story.
  • Draw your favorite character.
  • What was the funniest part of the text?
  • Draw something that you read in the text.
  • Write about how changing the setting can change the text. Draw a new character that can fit in the text.
  • Draw what the character might look like if . . .
  • Draw or write a different ending to the story.

If students can express what they are writing or drawing in a legible manner and show enthusiasm when responding to the text, they have met this SE.

to furnish with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, clarification, or adornment
Meaningful ways are meant to provide students with opportunities to interact with a source in a way that is authentically engaging and exciting. In kindergarten, this may involve allowing the students to draw or write about what the text makes them think about in a journal (free choice) or multiple students collaborating to create something in response to a text that includes reading and writing. It is not asking the students to complete a worksheet or routine task that the teacher determined necessary.
any communication medium, such as a book, a person, or an electronic device, that supplies information