This unit was developed to include many of the instructional shifts of the Common Core. I wanted my students reading text closer to their level about Pilgrims and the Wampanoag so they could answer text-based questions. I couldn’t find something at a first/ second grade level so I decided to write my own and created 3 different levels of the same reader. I also wanted my students to be developing their own ideas about Pilgrims and the Wampanoag so I included opportunities for comparisons among the two groups as well as Pilgrims to modern children. Thirdly, I wanted my students to form an opinion from the readings and be able to state text-based reasons in their writing.
Unit Task Analysis
Common Core Standards for 1st and 2nd Grade
Teacher Directions for Mayflower Voyage re-enactment with Writing Paper
Non- Fiction Reader comparing and contrasting the Pilgrim and Wampanoag Daily Life with 3 Levels of Difficulty but same content
Text Based Questions about the Food, Shelter, Chores, Clothing, and School/ Games of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag which can be answered by the Included Non-Fiction Text.
Compare and Contrast Pilgrims and Wampanoag Venn Diagram
Would you Rather have been a Pilgrim or a Wampanoag in the 1600's? Text-Based Opinion Writing ( prewriting organizer and writing paper for girls and boys included.)
Read the Functional Print and Follow Directions Activity to Make a Wampanoag Pin Game
Compare and Contrast Pilgrim Children to Children Now Venn Diagram