The attached file is a week-long lesson plan designed to go with the first grade Common Core Curriculum Map Unit "American Contributions." In my progression, this would be week 6; however they do not have to be taught in this particular order. This lesson plan is a 5 day plan along with a student packet with a cover page and student activity pages. There are also links to videos and websites. I have included both PDF and Word versions of each document if you would like to make changes to them.
The plans include: focus standards, vocabulary, essential questions, I can statements and technology links.
The focus standards are:
RI.1.1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
In these lessons students will learn about Norman Rockwell as well as focus on the narrative elements of the stories and compare and contrast characters from each story.
The books I used for the lesson are (these could be changed)
Norman Rockwell by Mike Venezia
Rockwell: A Boy and His Dog by Loren Spiotta-DiMare
Willie was Different by Norman Rockwell