Grades K- 2: Action ABC’s – Learning Vocabulary with Verbs

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS

Kindergarten

Reading Literature

RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Reading Informational Text

RI.K.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Reading Foundational Skills

RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.

RF.K.1(d) Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Speaking and Listening

SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

SL.K.1(a) Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

SL.K.1(b) Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

Language

L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.K.1(b) Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

L.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

First Grade

Reading Informational Text

RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

Speaking and Listening

SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

SL.1.1(a) Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

SL.1.1(b) Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

Language

L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.1.1(c) Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).

L.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Second Grade

Reading Informational Text

RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

Speaking and Listening

SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

SL.2.1(a) Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

SL.2.1(b) Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

SL.2.1(c) Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

Language

L.2.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.2.1(f) Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).

Writing

W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

DESCRIPTION OF LESSON

This lesson plan for Grades K-2 titled “Action ABC’s:  Learning Vocabulary with Verbs” from readwritethink.org has an estimated ELA/Literacy instructional time of at least four 45-minute sessions. The emphasis of this lesson is for students to: gain or review knowledge of parts of speech, access and expand their existing vocabulary, and apply their vocabulary knowledge of parts of speech in order to create and illustrate a book.

CAUTIONS

Connecticut teachers should be cautioned that the formative and summative assessments that are included in these lessons are not fully developed to address all of the standards listed and do not include CCSS aligned scoring rubrics.

RATIONALE FOR SELECTION

The lesson plan is a good example of how to integrate targeted instruction in grammar and conventions through a progression of learning where concepts and skills advance and deepen over time. The lessons focus on building students’ academic vocabulary in context throughout instruction.