Sunday, October 13, 2013

Character and Setting

Happy Sunday Funday!!  In K-Town this week, we have been focusing on Common Core Standard K.RL.3 - With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.  We have been reading some of our favorite stories and identifying the characters and settings.  We have also used the SMART Board to look at a setting and decide what type of character would fit there, or if a character belongs in that setting.  We put Rainbow Fish in the setting of the farm, and discussed if that was a good setting for the Rainbow Fish or not and why.  Then we completed a writing activity.  Students were allowed to choose either a setting card or a character card.  They were then to draw either the setting their character was found in, or the characters that would be found in their setting.  There were some super cute responses!!

Some of the pictures are blurry, still learning how to use my new phone!!  This one reads 'My character is a dog so my setting is at the park.'

'My character is a pumpkin so my setting is a tractor.'

'My setting is a train so my character is a conductor.'

'My character is an elf so my setting is the North Pole.'

'My character is a fish so my setting is the ocean.'

'My setting is the garden so my character is the flower.'

'My setting is a tree so my character is a monkey.'

'My setting is an owl so my character is the forest.'

How stinkin' cute are they!?!?!  Our kinders have been working on sounding out their words, as well as writing their sight words 'a', 'an', and 'the'.  Myself and another teaching partner stapled the cards to the student's papers, and another team mate had her little include their cards in their pictures.  I think that is a SUPER cute idea, thanks for sharing Danielle!!!  I feel that our kinders now have a deeper understanding of the definition of 'character' and 'setting'.  If you're interested in this activity, follow the link to my TPT store and get a copy for yourself!!

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