The attached file is a week-long lesson plan designed to go with the first grade Common Core Curriculum Map Unit "The Amazing Animal World.” In my progression, this would be week 1; however, they do not have to be taught in this particular order. This lesson plan is a 5 day plan along with a student packet with a cover page and student activity pages. I have included both PDF and Word versions of each document if you would like to make changes to them.
The plans include: focus standards, vocabulary, essential questions, I can statements and technology links.
The focus standards are:
RI.1.2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text
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.
RI.1.1. Ask and answer questions about key details 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.1.4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Students will read nonfiction and fiction text about earthworms and fish, focusing on the text features of the nonfiction text and the main differences between the two books. They will label diagrams and then draw and label their own diagrams. They will use the text features to answer questions and create their own fish food.
The books I used for the lessons are (these could be changed):
Earthworms by Claire Llewellyn
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin (there is an online video version, so you would not need a hard copy)
What’s It Like to Be a Fish by Wendy Pfeffer