The attached file is a week-long lesson plan designed to go with the first grade Common Core Curriculum Map Unit "Winds of Change." In my progression, this would be week 1, however they do not have to be taught all together or in this particular order. This lesson plan is a 5 day plan along with a student packet with a cover page and 6 student activity pages. There is also an additional links to videos and websites if you have access you YouTube, United Streaming or Brainpopjr.com. 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:
RL.1.4. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
RL.1.3. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.1.1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Students will generate feeling words and identify them in photographs. They will read stories with characters that experience feelings and changes in their feelings throughout the books. They will also listen to classical music and generate a list of the feelings that are provoked by the music before reading “The Bat Boy & His Violin.” I have included links to the music recommended by the Curriculum Maps books and templates for recording student responses.
The books I used for the lesson are (these could be changed)
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst
“Alexander, Who’s Not (DO you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move” by Judith Viorst
“The Bat Boy & His Violin” by Gavin Curtis