People Who Work in our Community (K-2)
Aligned to USA CCSS and Aus Curriculum for Writing
Occupations included in this pack are – Crossing Guard, Baker, Dentist, Doctor, Fireman, Farmer, Garbage Collector, Hair Stylist, Life Guard, Mailman, Nurse, Police, Reporter, Soldier, Teacher and Vet
Word Wall – use this to record words for the topic. Children can then use them in their writing
Memory Game or Snap
(4 sets) color copy each page and laminate.
Each color is a set and play with a partner. Deal out all the cards between the two players.
Snap - Take it in turns to flip one over at a time.
If the same picture is seen in row, whoever snaps it with the correct occupation name wins.
They take all the cards and the winner is the one who ends up with the most cards
Memory – Place all cards (from one set) face down. Take it in turns to ti=urn two over. If you get a pair you keep them. The winner is the one who has the most pairs at the end.
Set one – two pieces per set, match the person to the occupation name
Set Two - four pieces per set. Match the person, occupation and two descriptions
a) Alphabet Key, record names of occupations and add to over time
b) Question Matrix – Who, what, where, when, why and how…… one page for each occupation
c) Venn Diagrams – compare the similarities and differences of occupations
d) Spider Map – Use the pictures (color or b/w) in the middle and then record facts around the outside
e) PMI – use pictures and record – plus, minus and interesting facts/ideas for each occupation
f) DeBono’s Hats – record red, black, yellow, white, green, blue and white ideas for occupations
a) Choose an occupation and write about why you would like to do this job
c) If I were a --- for a day I would ----
Interactive Notebook Pages
a) Four piece – record who they are and what they do: color and b/w
b) Two rectangles – record what they do and some facts
c) Four strips – chose an occupation and define it, list positives and negatives what you do every day. This is a template and can be used for any occupation
d) Four Triangles. Color the picture first, cut out the tabs (cutting across the person). There is a color copy provided. Glue tabs in your book and then record under each tab your responses to - Where do they work? Describe their workplace and clothes. What do they need to do their job? What do they do? There is one for each occupation as well as spare template for other occupations
W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative /explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic
W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about a topic, and provide a sense of closure
W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section
Foundation - Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (ACELY1651)
One – Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams(ACELY1661)
Two - Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)
My Town – My Community