Have you read John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith? It is soooooo cute!' We are suppose to use more non-fiction books. Appropriate ones for first graders are so hard to find. Well, this is not a non-fiction book entirely, but it is filled with facts about these men. I know it's says second through fifth grade. But, there are a TON of fun things to do with your kids.
I have made up a unit based on this book. There are plenty of the ELA Common Core Standards addressed in this unit.
ELA Common Core Standards Addressed
RI.1.3. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RI.1.4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
RL.1.2. Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.1.3. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.1.5. Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
RL.1.9. Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
SL.1.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.1.2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
RF.1.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.1.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Definitions/Vocabulary recording sheet
Venn Diagram (comparing two men)
Making Words - American
Making Words recording sheets
Making Words - list of words
Song about John, Paul, George & Ben and Tom
Describing John, Paul, George & Ben and Tom