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CKLA Kindergarten: Domain 9--Columbus and the Pilgrims

Subject English Language Arts — Language, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Speaking and Listening
Grade Level Kindergarten, Grade 1
Resource Type
Attributes Good for Parents
Standards Alignment

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Focus: Students are introduced to key figures, events, and ideas associated with two episodes in the founding of the United States of America—the first voyage of Columbus in 1492 and the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620.

Lessons: The unit consists of nine lessons, each of which are 50 minutes long. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.

Individual Resources: Read Aloud Anthology, Flip Book, Image Cards, Read Aloud Supplemental Guide



Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
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).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).


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