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Explain what the little boy likes about kindergarten.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

How does the little boy feel about kindergarten? How do you know?

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Key Questions


  • What does the little boy do to get ready for school? How does he feel about going to school? 

  • What advice does the boy's mom give him? Why? 

  • What happens when the boy gets to school? How does he feel? 

  • What does the boy do at school? How does it make him feel? 

  • What else does the boy do at school? How does he feel? 





having the strength to do something hard or scary

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.