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Practice prepositional phrases against the backdrop of nature in this ELD lesson plan. Five days of the unit are detailed here, including the specific parts of speech addressed on each day (differentiated into five different skill levels). A final applications and assessment is noted on the fifth day.
First graders complete a Venn Diagram. In this reading comprehension and comparison lesson, 1st graders read and discuss the traditional version of The Three Little Pigs and sequence the story events. Students read and discuss The Story of the Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig. Students will compare the traditional story to the new versions.
Students research the first people in America by completing activities in reading, listening, writing, and journal writing centers. In this American history lesson, students participate in centers to learn about the lifestyle of Native Americans. Students then complete four sessions to learn about and create pottery. Students then follow a recipe to make corn cakes.
First graders investigate the use of adjectives to describe animals. In this adjective lesson, 1st graders listen to a reading of Jan Brett's, The Mitten, while thinking about how each animal felt squeezed into the mitten. They describe the animals. They concentrate on using adjectives as they write and word process a story about an animal.