This unit was developed to be used in a first grade classroom. It can be modified to work in Kindergarten or second grade as needed. Begin this lesson with an introduction of the vocabulary. Display the vocabulary words on the word wall. Each vocabulary word has a corresponding picture to aid in meaning recognition. Four mini books are included that break the unit up into four areas:
The mini books are assembled by cutting them out and stapling in page order. There are a few activity sheets that go along with the theme:
• Main idea organizer: Solid, Liquid Gas
o Students write or draw 2 ideas that support the main idea
• Cut and paste matter sort
o Students cut out the different matter and paste it under solid, liquid, or gas.
• Writing worksheet
o Students draw a picture about what matter is and write about it.
• Writing Worksheet
o Students draw a picture about how matter changes and write about it.
• Venn Diagram.
o Students compare ice and steam
Included assessment can be given when unit is complete.
This unit is designed to take about six 40 minute lessons with the assessment given on the 7th day. This can be modified depending on the level of your class. This will take me anywhere from 7-9 days depending on the day?
I developed this unit with the Common Core in mind. The importance of informational text and non-fiction reading is stressed within the Common Core through-out the grade levels. This presents material in a way that students do not seem threatened by, unlike a large text book.
Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
by Nora D. Green
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