Kindergarten - Connect Life Experiences To Text

Reading and Comprehension
Connect life experiences to text
Connect to life experiences the information of events in texts.
Be able to find correlations between things that happen in real life and things that happen in stories. Compare life experiences to those in texts and identify differences and similarities.

Sample Problems


Have you ever had to take food to your grandmother when she was not feeling well just like Little Red Riding Hood did?


The Little Engine thought he could carry that heavy load. Have you ever had to do something that was hard but you were able to do it?

Learning Tips


Use a simple story from a book or a magazine article. Ex. Read the story of The Little Engine That Could. After reading the story discuss what the lesson learned. Then asked your child to see if they can recall a time that they felt unable to complete a task. If they are having a difficult time with this, give them an example of your own. Then you might be able to help them recall an experience of their own such as when they first had to learn to print.

Gather different experiences to make comparisons to. Ex. Goldilocks entering a stranger’s home. Would they ever do that?

Extra Help Problems


Have a fable or current event printed on a worksheet. Have the student and parent read it together. The student should identify the main idea of the story. Then the parent and student can relate the story to any of their experiences.


Disaster From A Kid's Point Of View

I live in Arkansas, as you know we had a terrible ice storm, and my family lost a lot of things. We had no power for two weeks and my family had no house! We are very thankful for the Red Cross, they brought food to everyone (my mom and I helped deliver every day). Since we had no house and no insurance on our "broken" home, we called FEMA. My mom was the fist to call, from our area, and we received money for our house and a place to stay until we got a new house. I would like to thank you and the entire FEMA team because if it wasn't for you I could not be sitting here in my own room typing you this letter of thanks!

After reading this passage ask your student how they about what they have read. Do they know someone that has gone through a disaster?


"Poor little ugly duckling!" she would say. "Why are you so different from the others?" And the ugly duckling felt worse than ever. He secretly wept at night. He felt nobody wanted him.
   "Nobody loves me, they all tease me! Why am I different from my brothers?"

After reading this passage, ask your student if they or someone they know have ever felt this way. Have them explain when it happened and what they did to resolve those feelings.


The Tortoise and the Hare

The hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge anyone here to race with me."

The tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

"That is a good joke," said the hare. "I could dance around you all the way."

"Keep your boasting until you've beaten," answered the tortoise. "Shall we race?"

So a course was fixed and a start was made. The hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the hare awoke from his nap, he saw the tortoise nearing the finish line, and he could not catch up in time to save the race.


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