Keira & Me

Keira & Me is an educational series of books, in which a private Primary School Teacher (Auntie Marsay) instructs and manages her nine year old niece’s (Keira) singing career, travels around the world along with Keira’s band (The Sally Court Kids-endangered specie animals) learning new educational concepts. Keira & Me embarks upon many adventures which explores: diversity, individuality, and character education.

Keira & Me

Common Core Standards

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English & Reading

Aligned to Common Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading for students in 2nd-6th grade, the goal of “Keira & Me: Homonyms and Homophone”, is to help increase learners’ understanding and proper usage of homonyms and homophone through speech and writing. In addition, this book challenge students to build: better reading comprehension skills, greater awareness of sentence structure, increase spelling, explore geographical locations, and bring awareness of endangered species animals.

Conventions of Standard English:

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.F

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.G
Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.B
Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.


Knowledge of Language:

Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.D
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.A
Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B
Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.C
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.A
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3.B
Maintain consistency in style and tone.


Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.3.A
Choose words and phrases for effect.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.A
Distinguish the literal and non literal meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.6
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


Key Ideas and Details:


CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


Craft and Structure:

Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.