RL.K.2 Lesson and Unit Plans


1. Tell A Story, 1-2-3 This is the link to the Common Core Standards Curriculum Maps. The kindergarten unit 2 map, Tell a Story, 1-2-3, lists RL.K.2 as a focus standard and supports students in retelling familiar stories in a coherent sequence (beginning, middle, end). The unit also includes opportunities for students to explore multiple versions of the same story in both literature and art. Examples of resources, activities, assessments and interdisciplinary connections to science are also provided. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

2. ReadWorks  - This website provides access to a three lesson unit on sequencing for kindergartners. In the first lesson, the teacher models how to identify and describe events at the beginning and end of a story. During the second lesson, the teacher builds on these concepts and models how to order events in the middle of the story. The unit concludes with the third lesson, in which the teacher models how to use the sequencing clue words “first” and “then” in a retelling of a story. The third lesson lists RL.K.2 as the focus standard for the lesson. (Source: Read Works)

3. Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales  - The Read Write Think website offers a unit lesson that focuses on story structure in familiar fairy tales. Although grades K-2 are listed at the top of the plan, the overview of the unit states that the lessons are most appropriate for students in second and late first grade. However, Sessions 1-3 of the unit could be easily adapted for kindergarten students. In these particular lessons, the teacher prompts and supports students in identifying the beginning, middle and end of fairy tales that have been read aloud. Charts to assist with the lesson (see “Printouts” under the “Resources and Preparation” tab) are provided as well as follow up center activities (see “Sessions 7 and 8” under the “Instructional Plan” tab).  (Source: Read Write Think website)

4. Sequencing: The Very Hungry Caterpillar -   This lesson uses the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and is the first in a three lesson unit that focuses on sequencing. The next two lessons use the texts Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Haber and the Aesop fable The Tortoise and the Hare. The initial lesson focuses on the concepts of beginning, middle, and end while the last lesson supports students in including additional key events and details. Students use story structure supports to retell these familiar stories. (Source: Teacher Vision)