First Grade - Unit 3  

Living Things have Basic Needs

Unit 3 LA Standards

        SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS

                SCIENCE STANDARDS

Managing Student Work in Labs

Informational Questioning Stems

Literature (Narrative) Questioning Stems

                           

Essential Questions

     “I Can”

    Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

1.  What phonics skills are needed to read first grade words?

This means I can apply knowledge of vowels, syllables, and inflectional endings to read first grade words.

-apply knowledge of short and long vowels to read new words

-understand that each syllable needs a vowel

-understand Inflectional Endings (s, ed, ing, er, est)

CVC and Final e word patterns

Magic e

Flash Cards

Within Word Pattern

ABC Learn To Read

Student Names for Syllables

Inflectional Endings Activity  Scroll down

to Activity 1

Noun Song - You-tube with guitar

2.  What are nouns and verbs?

This means I can recognize and use common, proper, possessive, singular, plural, nouns and verbs.

-understand and write common nouns

-understand and write proper nouns

-understand and write possessive nouns

-understand the difference between singular  

 and plural nouns

-recognize past, present, and future verbs

Common Nouns

A Variety of  Common Noun Activities

Video - Noun song

Common Noun vs. Proper Noun

Possessive Nouns

Singular and Plural Noun Lesson

Online Singular to Plural Game

Singular or Plural?

Singular/Plural/Possessive Singular/Plural

Verbs

3. What is reading fluently?

This means I can

read fluently with accuracy and prosody.

-read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

-read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

-read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

4.  What is the purpose of ending punctuation and commas in sentences?

This means I can use ending punctuation and commas in dates to separate single words in a series correctly when writing sentences.

-write using ending punctuation appropriately

-understand the correct use of commas when

 writing dates

-understand the correct use of commas

 between single words in a series

-write complete sentences using punctuation,

 and capitalization correctly

5.  What are strategies for reading unknown words?

This means I can use context clues to read new unknown words and understand their meanings.

-use context clues to read new words and

 figure out their meaning

Hide the Word Word Contest

Guided Group Activities

6.  What are high frequency words?

This means I can

read and write high frequency words.

-read and write the conjunctions “and" , “or”,

 and “but” appropriately  

-increase knowledge of high frequency words,

 read them with automaticity in text and write

 them accurately

Conjunction Junction

Zeno        

Fry Word Lists

Fry Phrases

7.  What are literature (narrative) text structures?

This means I can describe characters, settings, central messages, major events, and key details in stories.

-read a variety of fables

-describe characters, settings, the central message, major events, and key details in narrative texts about goods and services

Suggested Texts (Fables)

Setting Lesson

Character Lesson (Where’s My Teddy)

Major Events and Key Details Lesson

Magic Hat

Utah State Social Studies Core Curriculum Standards  

Enduring Understanding: Students will describe the economic choices people make to meet their basic economic needs.

Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements & Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

8.  How do people make choices to meet their basic economic needs?

This means I can

make choices about goods and services needed at home and at school.

-read a variety of literature (narrative) and informational texts and watch videos about needs, goods, and services

-describe characters, settings, central message, major events, key details in narrative texts about goods and services

-ask and answer questions about goods and services used at home and at school

-use texts features in informational text to learn how people exchange goods and services

-explain that people work to earn money to purchase needed goods and services

-describe the economic choices that people make regarding goods and services

-explain the difference between wants and needs and why people work and save money

Suggested Texts

District DVDs

Vocabulary - Goods, Services, Wants, Needs, and Choice

Setting Graphic Organizer

Character Story Map

Major Events and Key Details Organizer

Goods and Services Activity with Informative/Explanatory Writing

Informational Texts Structures -labels, photographs & speech bubbles

 

Text Features Provide Information 

Bartering Activity

Jobs for Money

Economic Choices

Needs and Wants Lesson Plan

Wish List

Why Save Money?

Finance In The Classroom.org/ passport/first

Needs and Wants Shared Reading

Utah State Science Core Curriculum Standards  

Enduring Understanding:  Living things change over time and depend upon their environment to satisfy their basic needs.

Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements & Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

9. What do plants and animals need to sustain life?  

This means I can

identify how natural earth materials help to sustain plant and animal life.

-read a variety of text about natural earth materials

-identify natural earth materials and explain how they sustain plant and animal life (food, water, air, light, and space)

-describe how living things depend on  their environment (habitat)

Suggested Text

The Living Song

Living Things

Natural Earth Materials 

Interactive Living Things Game

Habitat Power Point

Five Senses

Subject Verb Agreement & Informative/Explanatory Writing

Georgia O’Keeffe Art Work Connection 

Living Things Have Senses - shared reading lesson

10. How do living things change over time?

This means I can

describe how living things change over time.

-describe the life cycle of various living things

-compare and contrast the life cycle of various living things

-understand that humans have a life cycle too

Suggested Texts

District  Videos

Life Cycle Narrative Writing

Sequence Story Map

Sequence Story Board

Hibernation

Compare and Contrast life cycles 

How People Change Over Time