Title: Spine Labels - What are they and why are they there?
This is a first or second grade library skills unit, conducted by the librarian with help from the art, computer, and homeroom teachers. Students will create: their own book cover and title page containing title, author & slideshow template; and one part of a class web page. It is possible to use only certain parts of this unit as a stand-alone lesson for use in the library, however, standards addressed assume completion of entire unit.
Standard(s): [TC2] (0-2) 10:
Title: Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 18:
Title: It's Okay to Be Different: Teaching Diversity With Todd Parr
All kinds of characters will enjoy this lesson that celebrates diversity by discussing what makes everyone unique and special.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 40:
Title: Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein's Sick
Students select what they believe to be the most important word in a text that they have read and justify their choice using examples from the text.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 21:
Title: From Stop Signs to the Golden Arches: Environmental Print
Students bring the print-rich environment of the community into the classroom through the use of environmental print, enabling emergent readers to delight in the realization that they are indeed readers.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 13:
Title: Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds
Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 32:
Title: The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts
Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 6:
Title: Let's Build a Snowman
In this lesson, students use both fiction and nonfiction texts, the Internet, and a K-W-L chart to learn about how animals survive the winter.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 37:
Title: Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing
Through interactive writing, students work together and then independently to create invitation letters for a group of their peers and their families.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 33:
Title: A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry
Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 25: