Kindergarten Reading: Literature (CCSS)

For Kindergarteners, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text like a storybook or poem. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Those goals can be met with support and prompting. Among the complete standards for this grade, kindergarteners will be asked to: retell familiar stories, identify characters, settings, and major events, answer questions about new words, name the author and illustrator of a story, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories, and engage in group reading activities.

Draw the Character: The Kitten

Learning how to describe characters can be fun. In this activity, students will read a short paragragh and then draw a picture that matches the description.

Draw the Character: The Man in the Room

This activity asks students to read a paragraph about a man in the room. They will then try to draw the character using the information from the paragraph.

Who Is a Character?

In this activity, students read the sentence and then circle the word that describes the character.