Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and Nonfiction

Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
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1st, 2nd
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Spring activities and writing. Common Core aligned Reading Comprehension, Writing and Craftivity. Focus on Author’s Craft and Purpose. Balanced Literacy with fiction and nonfiction texts. Students will enjoy reading and learning about birds while focusing on comprehension skills, writing, practicing vocabulary and finishing up the unit with a fun craftivity and a research project.

Book List:
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Birds by Kevin Henkes
An Egg is Quiet by Diana Hutts Aston
Any nonfiction about birds.

17 activities to choose from:
Anticipation Guide for An Egg is Quiet
Birds ~ Can, Have, Are chart
Author’s Craft/Purpose for An Egg is Quiet
Feathers For Lunch story summary foldable
Author’s Craft/Purpose for Feathers for Lunch
Vocabulary Practice
Vocabulary posters
Vocabulary Center
Author’s Craft and Purpose Center
Feathered Friends Interactive Mini Book
Birds by Kevin Henkes Close Read~ Author’s Purpose
Birds and Feathers For Lunch comparison
Favorite Book Opinion Writing
Label the parts of the bird
Bird Fact or Fiction Sort
My Favorite Bird Research Pamphlet
Craftivity


Unit is primarily designed for first and second graders, activities are aligned with Kindergarten as well, but most activities would probably have to be done whole group or with a high level of support and coaching.

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Helps address many of these standards:

Kindergarten CCS-
RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Craft and Structure
RI.K.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
RI.K.5 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
W.K.1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
W.K.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


First Grade CCS-
RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details 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.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
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.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
(RL.1.8 not applicable to literature)
RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
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.
RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
RI.1.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.1.9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 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.
W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects
W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


Second Grade CCS-
RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
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.
W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).




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Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N
Spring Activities Birds, Feathers For Lunch, Fiction and N