Title: All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing
Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and other informational tools; practice writing for a specific audience and revising; and work collaboratively to create a brochure.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 28:
Title: Packing the Pilgrim's Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom
Students make personal connections between their lives and those of Pilgrim children by following the Pilgrims' move to the New World, their daily lives and struggles and their first Thanksgiving.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 12:
Title: Collaborative Stories 2: Revising
Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising activity to help students consider content when revising, with students participating in the marking of text revisions.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 35:
Title: Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study
This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 31:
Title: Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle
Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 38:
Title: Play with Words: Rhyme and Verse
In this unit of six lessons, from EDSITEment, students use their senses to experience poetry. Students listen to poems and rhymes, clap out syllables, and sing along with familiar tunes. They also use puppets and crafts to help recall and retell favorite poems. Finally, students experience the joy of crafting their own original poems.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 24:
Title: Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!
This lesson encourages young students to see themselves as writers with a message to convey. Three types of reports are provided to show what kindergartners and emergent writers can do.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (0) 30:
Title: Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images
Students will be monkeying around in this lesson when they create a digital class book in which they imagine what Curious George would do if he visited their school.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 34:
Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was published in 1974.
Students are introduced to a Silverstein verse and asked for their impressions. They then draw that they imagine when they read one of his lines and then write a line or two to continue the passage.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 33: