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Pumpkin Life Cycle: Pumpkin Life Cycle Close Read & Investigations
Pumpkin Life Cycle ~ Close Read and Mini-Unit
✻ ✻ UPDATED! New pages for planting pumpkin seeds! ✻ ✻
This cute little unit packs a powerful punch of standards!
Balanced, integrated, and ready for fun!
Kindergarten Common Core aligned:
English Language Arts/Oral Language
The perfect combination of activities for little learners:
Read your favorite texts to teach about Pumpkin Life Cycle....then get ready for some fun! Rich content connections and fabulous opportunities for authentic oral language practice, will have your kids engaged and immersed in the common core the way it was intended!
--REVISED-- August 2013 Now includes Informational Text activities + more!
Included in this unit:
•Pumpkin Life Cycle Color Story Sticks/felt board figures©, & *Pumpkin Life Cycle Student Story Sticks© for retelling
•Labels for paper bag Student Story Stick© storage
•Pumpkin Life Cycle Sequencing poster, student page and scaffolded page with life cycle graphics
•Pumpkin life cycle vocabulary cards
•Pumpkin life cycle “Write Around the Room” recording page
•Pumpkin Investigation student reporting page (two options, one pumpkin or comparing two!)
•Black line page of life cycle graphics (by Ashley Hughes)
•3 Number order fluency puzzles
•Pumpkin Patch Roll and Color Center page
•Pumpkins Close Reading passage with student annotations page
•Pumpkins Close Reading: Writing prompt pages (4 choices included)
•Pumpkins Close Reading Text Dependent Questions page
•Multiple Common Core standards addressed in English Language Arts, Speaking and Listening,
Language, Science, and Math
English Language Arts & Math COMMON CORE Standards :
R1.K.1 With prompting and support, describe the connection between pieces of information in a text.
W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred (In this case the life cycle of the pumpkin).
SL.K.1/SL.K2 Participate in collaborative converstations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics & confirm understanding of information presented orally or through other media (in this case re-telling the story of the pumpkin life cycle).
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; counting to cardinality.
K.MD.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object (In this case the amount of pumpkin pulp/seeds/circumference).
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