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KINDERGARTEN OPEN COURT YEAR LONG PLAN

Month 1
SCHOOL

Month 2
SHADOWS

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
Chrysanthemum (read aloud)
Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Boomer Goes to School
I Brought a Worm
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner (story time selection)

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
What Makes a Shadow? (read aloud)
Shadows
Bear Shadow
The Wolf and His Shadow
My Shadow
Nothing Sticks Like a Shadow (story time selection)

PRE-DECODABLE BOOKS 1-3


The Park Lunch School
PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Listening: 1st, middle, last sounds, missing sounds,
following directions
Rhyming
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Letter names & shapes: Aa - Ll
Lines in letters: up & down, across, slanting, curved
SIGHT WORDS
the, a, an, here, is, I, see
PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS
Print directionality, picture-text relationships,
thought clouds, page numbers, color & number words
READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: Asking questions, predicting, monitoring &
clarifying, visualization
LANGUAGE ARTS
Word Analysis:
Classification: school supplies, things to read
Context clues, sensory words, rhyming words
Writing Process Strategies:
Why we write, lists, types of written materials,
writing implements, getting ideas, planning, writing,
Autobiography
English Language Conventions
Words that name people, animals, objects, places
Penmanship: Aa through Ll
Listening, Speaking, Viewing: using words, gestures,
speaking clearly, viewing pictures for information
INQUIRY
Concept/Question Board
Students discuss, plan, create, & share a class book
SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION
School layout, environs, & jobs people do there
Follow rules, such as sharing & taking turns, & know the
consequences of breaking them
SCIENCE CONNECTION
Students identify major structures of common animals (e.g.,
arms, wings, legs). Compare, sort by 1 physical attribute:
color, shape, texture, size, weight
End of Unit Assessment

PRE-DECODABLE BOOKS 4-7


We See A Trunk A Farm This Is
PHONOLOGICAL & PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Identifying words & their order in spoken sentences,
word substitution, word length & meaning, rhyming
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Letter names & shapes: Mm - Zz
SIGHT WORDS
and, we, he, she, big, have, small, it, no, this
PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS
Print directionality, ellipses, picture-text relationships, end
marks, word length, capital letters
READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: Asking questions, monitoring & clarifying,
predicting, visualization, making connections
Skills: Cause & effect, drawing conclusions, reality &
fantasy
LANGUAGE ARTS
Word Analysis:
Context clues, classification, shades of meaning,
sensory words
Writing Process Strategies:
Revising, words to sentences, checking, sharing,
telling in time order
English Language Conventions:
Sentence types, capital letters, end marks
Penmanship: Mm through Zz
INQUIRY
Class book about shadows, hands-on shadow
experimentation, investigate effect of a light source on a
shadow, concept/question board
SCIENCE CONNECTION
You need 3 things to make a shadow: a light, something to
block the light, a surface for the shadow to fall on; low light
level can create a large shadow; shadows can change in size
& shape; compare & sort objects by 1 physical attribute:
color, shape, texture, size, weight
End of Unit Assessment
Kindergarten Open Court Year Long Plan
Pam Beckner @ Butler '05

Month 3
FINDING FRIENDS

Month 4
THE WIND

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
Big Al (read aloud)
Ginger
The Lonely Prince
Making Friends
Don't Need Friends (story time selection)

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
Can You See the Wind? (read aloud))
Gilberto and the Wind
What Happens When Wind Blows?
The Wind
My Shadow
Wind Says Good Night (story time selection)

PRE-DECODABLE BOOKS 8-11


We Go Who has a Hat? The Pot
The Bug, the Duck, and the Frog

PRE-DECODABLE BOOKS 12-15


What Can We Do?
What Do We See?
We Can Have a Team We Have a Band

PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Oral blending & segmentation, word parts, compound words,
PHONEMIC AWARENESS
syllable pictures, deleting syllables, clapping out names, onsets Oral blending of initial & final consonants, listening for long
& rimes
vowel sounds: a, e, I, o, u
LETTERS & SOUNDS
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Students begin to associate sounds with letters to spell words; Letter sounds: Ss, Mm, Dd, Pp, Aa, Hh, Tt, Oo, Nn
Students begin to associate sounds with the letters Bb, Dd, Ff,
SIGHT WORDS
Hh, Ll, Mm, Nn, Pp, Rr, Ss, Tt
can, what, you, at, like, too, not
SIGHT WORDS
PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS
down, go, up, do, has, who, are, in, on
Print directionality, quotation marks & dialogue,
PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS
exclamation & question marks, high frequency words, word
Ellipses, high frequency words, question & exclamation
length, picture-text relationships, sentences & end
marks, periods, word length, capital letters, print directionality,
punctuation, headings
picture-text relationships, character language
READING COMPREHENSION
READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: Asking questions, monitoring & clarifying,
Strategies: Asking questions, monitoring & clarifying,
predicting, visualization,
predicting, making connections, visualization
Skills: Cause & effect, classify & categorize, reality &
LANGUAGE ARTS
fantasy
Word Analysis
LANGUAGE ARTS
Synonyms, antonyms, classification, sensory words
Word Analysis
Writing Process Strategies
Antonyms, concept & sensory words, classification
Personal Writing: lists, notes, cards, journals,
Writing
Process Strategies
Writers Craft: collecting & organizing data,
Alphabet
book, Number book, Color book
messages
English
Language
Conventions
English Language Conventions
Words
that
describe
senses, position, & action
Words that describe: color, how many, weather
Penmanship:
Mm,
Pp,
Tt, Hh
Penmanship: finding lines in # 1-10, !, ?
Listening: for details, fun
INQUIRY
Interacting: talking to friends
Concept/Question Board
Speaking: sharing words
Students observe wind, conduct wind experiments with toy
sailboat, wind chimes, kites, bubbles, & pinwheels
INQUIRY
Concept/Question Board
SCIENCE CONNECTION
Students work together to write or dictate a sequel to a story
Wind has power & variability & can be both good & bad.
about friendship
Although invisible, the wind has a wide variety of very
Class story about friendship using a storyboard
visible effects. There are many different ways to experience
Unit celebration
the wind & know that it is there. Other events in nature are
often dependent on the wind. The wind can be gentle &
SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION
beneficial. Scientists seed clouds to produce rain.
Making friends: it's what's inside that counts, allow for
differences, caring about others. Having friends can make life End of Unit Assessment
easier & happier
End of Unit & End of 1st Trimester Assessments

Kindergarten Open Court Year Long Plan


Pam Beckner @ Butler '05

Month 5
STICK TO IT

Month 6
RED, WHITE, & BLUE

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
Bunny Cakes (read aloud)
The Great Big Enormous Turnip
Tillie & the Wall
To Catch a Fish
Wanda's Roses (story time selection)

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
A Flag for Our Country (read aloud))
Patriotism
Hats Off for the Fourth of July!
America the Beautiful
The American Wei (story time selection)

DECODABLE BOOKS 1 - 4
Sam Sat
Hat
Sit, Lil

DECODABLE BOOKS 5 - 10
The Nap
A Bib
Sad Dot
Run, Ron
Hug a Bug
Gus

Sam and Matt

PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Phoneme replacement:
Oral Blending: initial & final consonant isolation;
Initial sounds in words; ID phoneme positions in
Words; final consonant sounds in words;
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Letter sounds: Ss, Mm, Aa, Tt, Hh, Pp, Ii, Ll

PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Phoneme Replacement:
Initial & final consonants; initial & medial short vowels;
Long vowels
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Letter sounds: Nn, Dd, Oo, Bb, Cc, Kk, Rr, Uu, Gg, Jj

SIGHT WORDS
Review on, has, my,

SIGHT WORDS
Review

PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS


Conventions of print
Capital letters
Sentences
Quotation marks
Exclamation marks
Question marks

PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS


Headings
Sentences, directionality
Capital letters, abbreviations; Capital letters, proper nouns
Alphabet
Rhyming words
Environmental print
Exclamation points, quotation marks, ellipses, accent marks

READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: Asking questions, monitoring & clarifying,
predicting, making connections, visualization
Skills: Sequencing, compare & contrast, drawing conclusions

READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: making connections, asking questions,
predicting, visualizing,
Skills: main idea & details, drawing conclusions

LANGUAGE ARTS
Word Analysis: Classification, synonyms & antonyms, sensory
words
Writing Process Strategies: Narrative writing: experience
story, picture book, make-believe story
Writer's Craft: Newspapers & current events; time & order
words; sentence elaboration & expansion
English Language Conventions: Words that show action;
past/present/future tenses
Penmanship: Dd, Aa, Ii, Ll,

LANGUAGE ARTS
Word Analysis: Concept words; classification; sensory
words; antonyms
Writing Process Strategies: Descriptive Writing: American
flag description; picture description; outside description;
inside description
Writer's Craft: sensory detail; staying on topic
English Language Conventions: Grammar, usage, &
mechanics: Capital letters; sentence types; end marks

INQUIRY
Students reflect on experiences as K students;
Compose short group story about how they persevered to learn
about classroom & school

INQUIRY
Students investigate the American flag & what its various
features symbolize; American bald eagle; Liberty Bell;
Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island
Create individual books about national symbols

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE CONNECTION


Carrots; people immigrated to CA gold rush;
Fishing industry; Rose parade
End of Unit Assessment
Kindergarten Open Court Year Long Plan
Pam Beckner @ Butler '05

SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION


Betsy Ross: we can use our work to show love of country
Patriotism takes many forms and has many symbols
Celebrating national holidays inspires deeper patriotism
Love of country means appreciating its beauty & diversity
Becoming a citizen is an occasion for great joy & celebration
End of Unit Assessment
End of 2nd Trimester Assessments

Month 7
TEAMWORK

Month 8
BY THE SEA

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
Mr. McGill Goes to Town (read aloud)
Team Time!
Swimmy
Cleaning Up the Block
The Little Red Hen (story time selection)

LITERATURE CONNECTIONS
A Walk By The Seashore (read aloud))
The Ocean
Humphry the Lost Whale
There Once Was a Puffin
Hello Ocean (story time selection)

DECODABLE BOOKS 11-16


Ten Men
Fix It
Vic in the Van
Liz Wins
Quint & Kit
The Quiz

DECODABLE BOOKS 17-20


A Bump A Ramp The Quilt

PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Phoneme replacement:
Initial & final consonants
Segmentation:
Identifying & counting phonemes
Restoring final consonant sounds
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Letter sounds: Ff, Ee, Xx, Zz, Ww, Kk, Qq, Yy
SIGHT WORDS
Review he, she, it, we, they
PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS
Conventions of print
Capital letters
Sentences
Quotation marks
Exclamation marks
Question marks
READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: Asking questions, making connections,
visualizing, predicting
Skills: Main ideas & details, comparing & contrasting,
sequence
LANGUAGE ARTS
Word Analysis: Concept words, classification, sensory words
Writing Process Strategies: Poetry: Rhyming words,
What am I? poem, couplets, class silly song
English Language Conventions: Pronouns: I, You, He, She It,
We, They
Penmanship: Qq, Uu, Jj, Ff, Ee
INQUIRY
Students rewrite/perform: The Great Big Enormous Turnip
SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE CONNECTION
Firefighters, farmers, & citizens work together as teams
Sardines swim in schools from CA to B.C. & back
End of Unit Assessment

Puff

PHONEMIC AWARENESS
Blending words in context
Dropping & adding phonemes to make word changes
Writing & spelling
LETTERS & SOUNDS
Review
SIGHT WORDS
Review
PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS
Descriptive words
Capital letters
Alphabet
Quotation marks
Exclamation marks
Sentences, directionality
Intonation
Boldfaced text
READING COMPREHENSION
Strategies: Asking questions, making connections,
visualizing, predicting
Skills: Compare & contrast, sequence, figurative language,
rhyming words
LANGUAGE ARTS
Word Analysis: Classification, antonyms, sensory words
Writing Process Strategies: Persuasive Writing: Poster,
Billboard, magazine ad, class commercial
English Language Conventions: Grammar, usage, &
mechanics: review
INQUIRY
Students conduct experiments: salt & fresh water
SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE CONNECTION
CA spiny lobster hides in crevices in Pacific Ocean, Marine
Mammal Center rescues & treats injured sea animals,
Farallon Nat'l Wildlife Refuge provides breeding grounds for
birds & mammals, Monterey Bay Aquarium visitors use
senses to explore the ocean
End of Unit Assessment
3rd Trimester Assessments
Kindergarten Open Court Year Long Plan
Pam Beckner @ Butler '05 Revised 2011