This mini unit is perfect to use for your 100th day celebration or simply to combine your Social Studies and Writing block. It is designed to follow a 2-3 day plan, depending on how much time you spend each day in your writing block. I love to combine my Social Studies standards with my Writing. The children love reading informational text and learning about life around them. Adding a writing component to these lessons is a great way to develop their writing skills, while also assessing their social studies knowledge!
Included in this set:
1. Detailed 2-3 day lesson plan
2. Informational Text on the subject "Long Ago and Today, What Was Life Like 100 Years Ago?"
3. Pre Assessment
4. T Chart Comparing Life Now to 100 Years Ago
5. Opinion Writing Templates (Differentiated for Below Level, On Level and Above Level) with RUBRICS
6. How Is Life Different - Sort for Today and Long Ago
7. Life 100 Years Ago "Fill in the Blank" Assessment
8. Long Ago and Today Craft
This unit is standards based and has been aligned to the CC and Texas Teks for writing.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.7Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
New Writing TEKS
Students use elements of the writing process to compose text.
Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas.
Students write expository and procedural texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions