First Grade - Unit 1

Alphabet Books

 

Unit 1 LA Standards

 

 

Social Studies Standards

 

Science Standards

 

 

Informational Questioning Stems

Literature (Narrative) Questioning Stems

CODES: TRB stands for the Science Teacher Resource Book

DBQ stands for Document Based Questions

Managing Student Labs Science         Vocabulary  #1   #2

 

                                                   

Essential Questions

 

“I Can” Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

1. What are basic print concepts?

 

 

 

 

This means I can

demonstrate understanding of the organization of basic print concepts and recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.

-understand and model print concepts

           

 -understand and use spatial prepositions

 

 -recognize and write upper and lower case letters

 

Suggested Texts

 

JSD First Grade Scope and Sequence - Week 1

 

Features of Print

 

Word/Sentence/Book Features - Week 1

 

Upper and Lower Case Letters & Nouns

 

Creating Words/Sentences

2. What phonics, phonemic awareness skills, and high frequency words are needed to read first grade text?

 

 

 

This means I can use grade level phonics,

phonemic awareness skills, and high frequency words correctly in reading and writing.

-demonstrate understanding of spoken

words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)

 

 -orally produce and segment single-syllable words by blending sound (phonemes), including

consonant blends and connecting  them to letters

 

 -read and write high frequency words

Suggested Texts

 

Counting, Blending, Segmenting, Manipulating

 

 Sequencing Activities

 

 

Online Resources

 

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics - Week 2

 

Long and Short Vowels - Week 1

 

Carl’s Corner

Zeno          Fry Word Lists

Fry Phrases

 

3. What are the different types of sentences?

 

 

 

This means I can produce simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in discussion.

 

-explicitly teach about simple and compound sentences

 

-recognize and write declarative, interrogative, imperative, and

exclamatory sentences

 

 -reinforce the importance of punctuation

Suggested Texts

 

Simple and Compound Sentences

 

 

Kinds of Sentences Includes Brainpop

 

Kinds of Sentences & Punctuation

 

Punctuate correctly with a period and question mark.

 

4. What is the difference between stories and

poems?

 

 

This means I can explain the components of stories and poems.

 -explicitly and separately teach the elements of literature (narrative)

stories and poems

 

 -use illustrations and details to describe characters, setting and events

 

 

 -compare and contrast experiences of characters in stories

 

 

 -understand and write poetry

 

 -identifying and read high

frequency words in poetry

 

 -identify and teach unfamiliar words in text

 

Narrative Text Structure Poster

Character Study

 

Read/Write/Think – Character/Setting/Plot

 

Class Storyboard

Lesson Plan – Compare and Contrast

 

Poetry and High Frequency Words

 

 

Harvesting Vocabulary

5.  How do I clarify understanding?

 

This means I can ask and answer questions about key details to clarify understanding.

 -practice asking questions using the questioning stems – within, about,   and beyond the text

 

-practice asking questions following narrative questioning stems

 

 

 -explicitly teach main idea and details.

 

Suggested Texts

 

Informational Questioning Stems

Narrative Questioning Stems

 

Questioning Graphic Organizer

Ask Questions Using Question Words

 

Understanding Alphabet Books

 

“Questions for Any Book”

 

Main Idea & Detail - Brain Pop

 

 

6. What are the rules for discussion?

 

This means I can follow agreed upon rules for discussion.

 -participate in establishing the agreed

upon rules for discussion and follow

them

 

 -participate in Cooperative Learning

activities

 

Ideas For Rules for Discussion

 

Interactive Listening Activities

Cooperative Learning Strategies

 

Listen Buddy

 

First Day Jitters

 

 

 

Utah State SOCIAL STUDIES Core Curriculum Standards

 

 

Enduring Understanding:  Students will recognize and describe how schools and neighborhoods (communities) are both similar and different.

 

Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements & Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

7. How are schools and neighborhoods alike and different?

 

This means I can recognize, describe, and show respect for similarities and differences in communities.

 

Suggested Texts

 

Neighborhood Play

 

Main Idea & Key Details

 

Comparing Neighborhoods

 

 

Diversity Neighborhoods in a Community

 

Country Mouse City Mouse

 

 

Compare Two Characters From the Same Text

 

 

Digital Community ABC Book

 

Chrysanthemum lesson plan

Name Boxes

Story Elements

 

 

Author’s Point of View

 

First Grade Poem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utah State SCIENCE Core Curriculum Standards

 

Enduring Understanding:  Students will identify characteristics of weather, seasons of the year, and compare and contrast seasonal weather changes.

 

Essential Questions

“I Can” Statements & Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

8. What are the characteristics of weather?

This means I can describe the characteristics of weather.

-use new weather vocabulary to tell and

  write about daily weather

 

 -recognize and describe different types of

  clouds

 

 -observe, record, and explain weather

  changes throughout the school year

 

Suggested Weather Texts

Suggested Poetry

 

Vocabulary (cloud, cloudy, hot, warm, cold, sun, sunny, wind, windy, rain, rainy, snow, snowy, temperature)

 

weather vocabulary

 

Exploring Weather

 

Weather & Informational Text Features

http://www.exploringweather.com/

weather song  -YouTube

 

Clouds

 

Observing Weather

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

9. What are characteristics of

the seasons?

This means I can ask and answer questions about the characteristics of the seasons during the year.

-identify characteristics of the seasons of the year

-understand seasonal weather changes through poetry

-determine the author’s point of view about seasons

Suggested Texts

 

Seasons Lesson

 

Apple Shared Reading

 

Apples and Seasons

 

BrainPop Jr. Seasons 

 

Poetry Websites

Author’s Point of View