Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

Here is a unit consisting of activities designed to challenge your scholars. The extended learning opportunities include planning a celebration, making a presentation to the class, poster making, writing poetry, a problem-solving paragraph, analyzing art, and creating a poster depicting everyday observations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a firefighter to come speak to the class 
  • Conduct activities as center rotations
  • Provide a concrete example of an art gallery by browsing an interactive art gallery online 
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit was created to accompany Houghton Mifflin's English language arts curriculum; however, it may also be conducted on its own or alongside another curriulum covering similar concepts
  • Lessons that require curriulum specific materials, but are not provided, may continue to be implemented with modifications
  • Take classroom allergies into consideration prior to bringing in food 
Pros

  • Tips are listed to better support English language learners
  • Additional work is provided for early finishers 
  • The unit is neatly organized and written in detail for easy implementation  
Cons

  • None