This full day of activities for you or for your substitute teacher will support your classroom study of communities and citizenship.
Included in the file are morning and afternoon large group “messages” which introduce the theme of communities in the morning and assess concepts learned in the afternoon. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Also included are Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a portion of a book or the whole thing. Nonfiction readers will record facts learned. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
In reading and social studies: students will read and respond to comprehension passages on three kinds of communities: rural, urban, and suburban. They will make a poster to show characteristics of one of the three kinds of communities. They will learn about jobs that are characteristic of each kind of community. They will identify the kind of community they live in and what job they would like to do when they grow up. They will define “citizenship” as it relates to showing respect for one another and the land within one’s community.
In math, they will solve 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction problems (with regrouping) as they color an urban community.
They will read and follow explicit directions to color pictures of a suburban and rural community and complete an ABC Book on Communities
They will play a Communities Board Game which assesses information learned about citizenship and communities.
New vocabulary words will be incorporated in fun games to play at the end of the day.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standard Applied