Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Early Literacy Connections to Wisconsin Learning Standards

Check out "Standard of the Week," a new online update from DPI that features ideas for practicing standards in the classroom and at home.  This week's standard makes a direct connection to common public library early literacy programs, services, and connections.

My Wisconsin Standard of the Week
Kindergarten English Language Arts
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details (CCSS.ELA-Literature.RL.K.2)

Why? Re-telling promotes understanding, develops understanding of cause and effect relationships, and gives children opportunities for making inferences.

How? After reading a story with your child, ask him or her who, what, when, where, why, and/or how questions about the story (Who did the wolf try to trick? What happened after the bear got the honey out of the tree? Why do you think the bees stung the wolf, but they never stung the bear?). Your child may also draw pictures of the character/s or an event from the story.

What? Re-telling can range from identifying and re-telling the beginning, middle, and end parts of a story, to filling in missing information when prompted, or offering original ideas about why something happened in the story the way it did.