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This file is a BUNDLED six week unit designed to go with the first grade Common Core Curriculum Map Unit “The Amazing Animal World.” This unit has specific writing standard and weeks two and four include specific writing plans as well. Each week includes plans and student practice packets as well as writing planning sheets. 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.
Earthworms by Claire Llewellyn
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin (there is an online video version, so you would not need a hard copy)
What’s It Like to Be a Fish by Wendy Pfeffer
Week 2: Animals and Unknown Words (RI.1.4, RI.1.2.RI.1.1. W.1.2)
“Where are The Night Animals?” by Mary Ann Fraser
“What Lives in a Shell?” by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Some other texts that are suggested for very good introductions and conclusions are (these are not specifically needed to implement the plan):
“A Nest Full of Eggs” by Priscilla Belz Jenkins
“Starfish” by Edith Thacher Hurd
“Amazing Whales” by Sarah L . Thomson
Week 3 & 4: Steve Jenkins Author Study (RI.1.1 , RI.1.7 , SL.1.2 , SL.1.4 , W.1.7, W.1.8)
“What do You Do with a Tail Like This?” by Steve Jenkins
“Biggest, Strongest, Fastest” by Steve Jenkins
“Actual Size” by Steve Jenkins
“What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You?” by Steve Jenkins
Week 5 & 6: Novel Study of Finn Family Moomintroll (RL.1.1, RL.1.2)
Books Used: Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson