“My First Step”


This two-page memoir describes a child’s difficult time getting to kindergarten. With the help of many individuals, she eventually settles in for her first day of school.

The lesson includes:
—the memoir
—inferential questions
—finding figurative language w/mini-lesson
—making connections
—visualizing and illustrating a key idea

Common Core State Standards
RL.5.4     RL.6.1     RL.7.1     RL.8.4
RF.5.4a   RL.6.4     RL.7.4     L.8.5a
L.5.5a     L.6.5a      L.7.5a