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									                   Unit 1: Kindergarten Open-Ended Questions
Book Title: Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come!   Author: Nancy Carlson        Common Core Correlations: RL

                                                          Read 1
 Suggested Vocabulary: prepare, first, kindergarten, supplies, cubby
 Conversation Starter: Lead a discussion on how the children prepare for their first day of Kindergarten. Explain
 that prepare means to get ready for something. Introduce the vocabulary word first (at the beginning) and review the
 vocabulary word kindergarten to ensure student comprehension. Give an example of how you as the teacher
 prepared for the first day of school. Ask the children to share.
 Open-Ended Question(s):                                    Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
                                                            Child Response: “He washed up.”
                                                                 Why do we wash up?
 Describe some of the things that Henry did to get               What did Henry do to get clean?
 ready for Kindergarten?                                    Child Response: “He packed his supplies.”
                                                                 What were some of the school supplies that he
                                                                   packed?
                                                                 How did you prepare for kindergarten?
 Turn and Talk: Describe how you felt about coming to Kindergarten for the first time . . .


                                                      Read 2
 Suggested Vocabulary: prepare, first, kindergarten, supplies, cubby
 Conversation Starter: Lead a discussion on what might happen if Henry came to visit our school. Explain that visit
 means to go and see someone/something. Give examples of time that you visited someone/something. Ask the
 children to give examples.
 Open-Ended Question(s):                                Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
                                                        Child Response: “There are toys.”
                                                             Did you see any toys in the book that are the
                                                                same/different than our toys?
                                                             Describe your favorite toy in the classroom and tell
 How is our classroom the same as Henry’s?                      why . . .
                                                        Child Response: “There is a teacher”
                                                             Why do we need a teacher in a classroom?
                                                             How is your teacher the same/different than
                                                                Henry’s?
 Turn and Talk: Tell about a time when you were not with your family and how it made you feel . . .


                                                      Read 3
 Suggested Vocabulary: prepare, first, kindergarten, supplies, cubby
 Conversation Starter: Lead a discussion on how Henry felt when he first entered the classroom (scared, sad,
 nervous).
 Open-Ended Question(s):                                Possible Teacher-Scaffolding Response
                                                        Child Response: “He saw the letters and numbers.”
                                                             Why did seeing these things make him feel better?
 What did Henry see that made him want to stay in       Child Response: “He made a new friend.”
 Kindergarten?                                               Why would making a friend make him feel better?


 Turn and Talk: What do you see in this classroom that makes you feel good about coming to Kindergarten?

								
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