Engaging Kindergartners with Academic Vocabulary©

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About this Lesson

In this lesson, kindergartners engage with the academic vocabulary in the text Charlie McButton Loses Power. Through multiple readings, the teacher has students listen, talk about, act out, and participate in a shared writing experience about a difficult section of the text.  The text in this lesson can often be found in libraries or at online bookstores.

This video shows a real-life classroom, with all the real-life challenges and successes found in daily interactions between students and teachers. It has been selected because it includes illustrations of the Core Actions and Indicators embedded in the day-to-day work happening in schools, and so it offers opportunities to practice using and norming expectations around the Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching Tool. Learn more about this video and others in the collection.

Instructional Practice Toolkit

We recommend watching this lesson in the context of using the Instructional Practice Toolkit, a professional learning module designed to support understanding of planning and instruction aligned to college- and career-ready (CCR) standards.  Included with the lesson video, lesson plan, student work, and teacher interview are the activity templates from the Instructional Practice Toolkit. 

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