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First graders discover how families deal with different types of changes through literature connections and discussion.
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Piggybook: A Read4Health Lesson Plan
"You are pigs." With those three simple words, the lives of the Piggott family were changed forever. Read aloud the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne and teach your class the importance of personal responsibility, learning...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies Alive! My Family and School
Students examine family life. In this family life lesson, students discover that all families are special. Students discuss how families are different from families in the past. Students create a glyph and discuss the meanings of the...
K - 1st Social Studies & History
Who's Your Mama? A Family Who's Who
First graders identify members of their family. In this family instructional activity, 1st graders read The Relatives Came, by Cynthia Rylant and answer questions about the book. Students also role play and sing songs about family roles...
1st English Language Arts