Lessons & Units :: To Be a Kid Kindergarten Unit

Paired Text Questions: "Jose and the Blue Crayons" and To Be a Kid

Lesson Plan

To Be a Kid

To Be a Kid
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the fiction passage “José and the Blue Crayons” and the book To Be a Kid in order to make an inference about a character in a story.
Necessary Materials
Provided:
  1. Questions
  2. Fiction reading passage “José and the Blue Crayons”

Not Provided:
To Be a Kid
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the book To Be a Kid. Questions 3 and 4 refer to the passage “José and the Blue Crayons.” Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Part 1: To Be a Kid
 
Question 1: What does the book say kids share?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the book. For example:
  • Kids share stories.
  • Kids share the joy of music.
 
Question 2: Based on information in the book, where do kids go to learn lots of new things?
 
Sample student answer: Kids go to school to learn lots of new things.
 
Part 2: "José and the Blue Crayons"
 
Read the passage “José and the Blue Crayons” out loud to your students. Alternatively, students can read the passage independently or as a group.
 
Question 3: What does José say he likes?
 
Sample student answer: José says he likes to share.
 
Question 4: Where does this story take place? Support your answer with information from the passage.
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary but should reflect the passage. For example:
  • This story takes place in a classroom. Ms. Garcia talks to “the class.”
  • This story takes place at school. Ms. Garcia is a teacher, and José is in her class, so they are probably at a school.
 
Part 3: "José and the Blue Crayons" and To Be a Kid
 
Question 5: Think of all the activities described in the book To Be a Kid. Does José do any of them? If so, which activity or activities does he do?
 
Sample student answer: Responses may vary, as long as they reflect the texts. For example:
  • Yes, José goes to school.
  • Yes, José shares.
 
Question 6: Is José a kid? Support your answer with information from the passage and the book.
 
Sample student answer: Students should recognize that José is a kid. The evidence cited may vary but should be in concordance with both the book and passage. For example, students may respond that José is a kid because he goes to school, which is something that kids do. Similarly, students may respond that José is a kid because he shares, which is something kids do.

Texts & Materials

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