December Newsletter

  • My Common Core Focus


    RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. RL.K.3

    First Grade

    RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    Second Grade

    RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

    RL 2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud

    Third Grade

    RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their

    actions contribute to the sequence of events.


    What Do These Mean To The Reader?

    In last months newsletter, I introduced the question words, one of which was the word "who".  In kindergarten, beginning readers are asked: "who is the story about?" First graders are asked to tell about the character and describe them. (How they look). Second graders go a step further: how they might sound, or act in a particular situation. Third graders must actually describe a character based on specific traites such as " fearless" or "trustworthy".

Last Modified on December 9, 2014