KINDERGARTEN LANGUAGE ARTS PARTS OF A BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR PUNCTUATION FICTION AND NONFICTIONSETTING, CHARACTERS, AND PLOT By: Danielle Peckenpaugh
STANDARD LA.K.1 – Students will demonstrate knowledge in the area of phonemic awareness, alphabetic knowledge (phonics), concepts about print and vocabulary. Students will use this knowledge to read fluently, and comprehend kindergarten level text. State Standards (0.1.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.3, 0.1.4, 0.1.5, 0.1.6, 1.1.1) Demonstrate Comprehension Real or make believe (fiction or nonfiction) Setting Characters Plot Identify concepts about print Identify front, back, title What the author and illustrator does Demonstrate that print progresses from Left to Right and Top to Bottom Identify punctuation marks
OBJECTIVES When given a book, Kindergarten students will be able to identify the author and the illustrator and tell the teacher their roles in the book with 100% accuracy. When read a book, Kindergarten students will be able to tell about the setting, characters, and events that take place in the book, with 90% accuracy. Students will be able to tell if the book is either a fiction or nonfiction book with no mistakes.
AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR The author writes the words in the books. The illustrator draws the pictures in the books.Author song: “The author writes the words, the authorwrites the words; the one that writes the story is theauthor of the book”Illustrator song: “The illustrator makes the pictures inthe books, pictures in the books, pictures in the book.The illustrator makes the pictures in the books, thatwe like to read.
HOW TO READ Watch the video about how to properly read a book Always start at the beginning You read top to bottom You read left to right
SETTING The setting is where it all takes place. Home School North Pole At the playground
CHARACTERS Characters are who the book is about and who is in the book. They can be: People Animals Creatures
PLOT The plot is what the story is about and what happens. Lets watch a video about Plot.
IDENTIFY THE SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND PLOT Lets read The Polar Express What is the plot? The young boy goes on an adventure to find Santa They ride on a train to the North Pole Santa gives the boy a bell, but if he wants to hear it, he needs to believe in Santa. Who are the characters? Boy Train conductor Santa Children on the train Where does it take place? On a train The North Pole
SEQUENCE ACTIVITY FOR THE POLAR EXPRESS After reading The Polar Express put the pictures in the right order according to what happens in the story. Worksheet Download
FICTION OR NONFICTION BOOKS Fiction Books- are books that are make believe and are not real. Example Nonfiction Books- are books that are real. Example
REINDEER PROJECT Trace the child’s hands and foot Have the child cut out the pieces Glue the hands for the antlers Glue on a red nose and two eyes.
ARE THESE BOOKS FICTION OR NONFICTION? Nonfiction
PROJECTS AND GAMES How to make a Menorah Snowman Kwanzaa Game