First Grade - Unit 6

Cinderella Around the World 

Unit 6 LA Standards



Managing Student Work in Labs

Informational Questioning Stems

Literature (Narrative) Questioning Stems


Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

1. How can I use narrative texts to gather information about the world?

This means I can

compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in literature.

 -ask and answer questions to help determine or

  clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a


 -identify the author’s point of view and who is

  telling the story at various points in a text

 -compare and contrast the adventures and

  experiences of characters in multiple versions

  of a story from different cultures

 -participate in collaborative conversations with

  diverse partners, following the agreed upon

  rules for discussion, about Cinderella Around

  the World

 -build on each others’ talk in discussions by

  responding to the comments of others through

   multiple exchanges

 -use frequently occurring adjectives

 -identify words and phrases in stories or poems

  that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses

 -compare and contrast people from around the


 -understand and write an opinion piece

 -understand and write a narrative story

 -understand and write an

   informative/explanatory piece

 -participate in shared research and writing


Suggested Cinderella Texts

Elements of a Fairy Tale

Point of View

Cinderella Story Mapping

Fairy Tales Around the World

Cinderella Around the World

Cinderella Around the World PowerPoints

UEN’s Culture of Character (Cinderella)

Take a Trip Writing

Shared Narrative Writing

Compare and Contrast Two Versions

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Whoever You Are

Additional Activities and Suggestions

Create a Cinderella Tableau

Independent Opinion Writing

Independent Narrative Writing 

Shared Informative/Explanatory Writing

Shared Research

2. What skills are needed to read first grade texts?

This means I can  

understand and use knowledge of multiple-meaning words/ phrases, sentence-level context clues, regular and irregularly spelled words, affixes, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions to clarify the meaning of unknown words

 -clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-

  meaning words and phrases

 -use context as a clue to the meaning of a word

  or phrase


 -understand and use conjunctions in writing

 -understand that affixes change the meaning of


 -use a variety of adjectives to intensify meaning

  in speaking and writing

Suggested Texts

Multiple Meaning Words

Augustine Reading and Writing

Little Penguin’s Tale & Opinion Writing

Suggested AdjectiveResources

Adjective flash cards

descriptive writing

Delicious, Tasty, Yummy

Utah State Social Studies Core Curriculum Standards  

Enduring Understanding:  Students will use geographic tools to demonstrate how symbols and models are used to represent features of the school, the neighborhood, and the real world.

Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

3. What are some geographic terms and tools and how are they used?

This means I can use a compass and compass rose to locate cardinal directions.

 -read first grade level texts with accuracy,

  appropriate rate, and expression on

  successive readings.

 -use a compass to locate cardinal directions

 -identify the compass rose and cardinal

 directions on a map and on a globe.

 -recognize, understand, and use a map or a


 -read and spell regular and irregular first

  grade words

 -distinguish “shades of meaning” of verbs in

  texts and songs


Suggested Texts for Maps and Globes

Vocabulary-(compass, cardinal directions, north, south, east, west, compass rose, map, globe)

Suggested Songs

Parts of a Map

Cardinal Directions

Looking at Maps

Mapping Our Way ppt

Map Shared Reading and Writing a Bio Poem

Suggested Online Resources

4. What features appear on maps

and globes?

This means I can

identify features on maps and globes and write an informative/explanatory text about maps.


-identify the key and legend on a map and

  understand the corresponding symbols


 -identify Utah and the United States on a

  variety of maps and on a globe

 -identify the equator, the North Pole and the

  South Pole

 -identify the similarities and differences

  between two (or more) texts about


 -create an informative/explanatory text

  about maps with a topic, facts, and some

  sense of closure

 -reading on level texts with accuracy,

  appropriate rate, and expression on

  successive readings

 -have students participate in a discussion

  using agreed-upon rules for discussion  

  about what they are learning

Suggested Texts

Features- title, symbols, scale, orientation

Vocabulary- (key, legend, landmarks, North Pole, South Pole, equator)

Looking at Maps and Globes

Map Features and Symbols

A Map of My House

Equator, North Pole, South Pole

Lessons about Continents

Continents of the Globe lesson

Mapping the Way

Hot Air Balloon Lesson


Treasure Map Activity


Utah State Science Core Curriculum Standards


Enduring Understanding:  Students will gain an understanding of Physical Science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials by analyzing changes in the movement of non-living things.

Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

5. What are the changes in movement of non-living things?

This means I can describe, classify and communicate

observations about the motion (push and pull)

of objects.


-observe, discuss, explain, and write an

  informative/explanatory paragraph about

  the movement (push and pull) of non-living


 -participate in group discussions, follow

  agreed-upon rules for discussions, and

  building on others comments


Suggested Texts 

Vocabulary- straight, zigzag, circular, curved, back‐and‐forth, and fast or slow.

How can a non-living object move?

Movement Lesson

UEN lesson “Let’s Use Force”

UEN lesson “Matter…It Does!”

This is a Lesson on Force and Motion

This is a Lesson on push and pull plus other ideas

Teacher ideas on Force and Motion

A collection of activities about motion and others