This is an amazing non-fiction focused unit all about the fascinating Northern Cardinal. The official state bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia!
Included in this unit is an original non-fiction reader with a beginner level research project graphic organizer, an original poem about cardinals, 6 non-fiction cardinal themed text feature posters, an adorable cardinal craftivity with student reflection writing template, a 100’s chart secret picture activity PLUS 5 math center games!!! Time, Subtraction ("Cranky Cardinals" - A HUGE class favorite), Place Value, Fractions, Greater Than/Less Than) with an interchangeable board game all aligned with the Common Core!
Literacy (Reading) CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Literacy (Writing) CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects
Greater Than/Less Than Game: #'s 1-120
Fractions: whole, 1/4, 1/2, 1/3
Subtraction: double digit minus single, single digit minus single
Time: hour and half hour
Place Value: 10's and 1's 1-50
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