Oh my word! I am soooo SUPER excited about my latest unit! This is my biggest project yet and I can't wait for you to see it! I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Ann Marie for contacting me and challenging me! I am so proud of how this turned out. A matching Safari/Zoo animals unit is in the works too! Click on the pic below to check it out. Be sure and download the preview to see all the pages included for the Bear.
Common Core Aligned!
Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details
1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
2. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
3. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Craft and Structure
4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and
phrases in a text.
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.
6. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and in
formation provided by the words in a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7. Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
8. Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
9. Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic
(e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for
Text Types and Purposes
2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts
about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Production and Distribution of Writing
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.
6. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and
publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how
-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or
gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Holy Cow! That's not even including the Science standards it covers! Can you imagine how much fun the children will have while covering sooooo many standards? My first grade team is SUPER PSYCHED to use this in a couple of months. I will blog more on our ideas for this unit later!
We only have 3 days of school this week so we are doing a LOT of much-needed review. I hope your week goes well!