Communities Unit: Urban, Suburban, Rural with PowerPoint Slides

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Looking for an engaging unit to teach communities in social studies? This unit is perfect for grades 1, 2, and 3 with interactive reading passages, 32 powerpoint presentation slides, vocabulary words that are embedded throughout the unit and more! Your students are sure to stay engaged with the wide range of materials and resources available to explore this topic. The materials in this unit are interactive and utilize multimodal strategies to increase student engagement and outcomes. The communities unit is a comprehensive two week long unit that integrates technology, vocabulary, writing, art, reading strategies and more! Students will respond to informational text by answering questions in a student booklet in a variety of formats. Students will learn vocabulary words by creating a picture vocabulary flip book. The vocabulary words are embedded throughout the unit to promote ample opportunities for learning. There are also extra pages for early finishers or to use as morning work or centers.

Included with your purchase:

*How-to pages with detailed lesspn plans and pacing guide

*3 PowerPoint Presentations (Urban, Suburban, Rural): 32 PowerPoint slides total

*Workbooks for each community with comprehension questions: 5 pages each (15 pages total)

*Vocabulary cards (12)

*Definitions for Vocabulary words

*Vocabulary word flip book with pictures: 4 flipbooks.

*Multiple Graphic Organizers for each community (color and blackline)

*Get the Gist graphic organizer

*Writing paper for each community (two options for handwriting lines)

*Word Search and answer key

*Crossword puzzle and answer key

*Pieces for 3 anchor charts (urban, suburban, rural)

*Communities Writing Activity booklet (Color and Write to describe)

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Total Pages
110 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


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