Title: Recognizing Letters of the Alphabet
This lesson reviews the alphabet with very young learners and introduces the concept of shelving in the library. The lesson incorporates software, reading, and games to address individual learning modes of the students.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 5: Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications.
Title: Mail Time! An Integrated Postcard and Geography Study
Children write and receive postcards from friends and family, and then chart where all those postcards come from on a classroom map.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 26: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. [W.2.6]
Title: Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies
Students tell their life stories in this lesson about autobiographies based on family photographs.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 24: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. [W.2.3]
Title: Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs
Creating an illustrated alphabet book of action words, from attack to zap, reinforces the definition of verbs as it stretches and expands students' vocabulary.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 39: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. [L.2.5]
Title: Persuasive Writing: What Can Writing in Family Message Journals Do for Students?
This lesson engages children in using writing to their families as a persuasive tool to get what they want and need.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 37: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. [L.2.3]
Title: Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating Community
Students work together to create classroom rules by brainstorming why they are at school and what they need while they are there.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RL.2.1]