external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTNguBn-DSEsotExcRzMkw-8Lci997NaulWJyGOg-MT_7xRdYjTAlphabet Books and Children Who Read Them: Week 5

Theme Essential Question: Why is it important to ask questions while you are reading?

Essential Questions:
What makes up a complete sentence?
What types of sentences are there?
How do we determine what is fact or opinion (fiction/non-fiction)?
How do we research more about a topic?

  • Ask and answer questions about key information in nonfiction texts, such as Exercise. (RI.1.1)
  • recognize what a question is
  • distinguish how a question is alike and different from a telling sentence
  • define the meanings of question words who, what, when, where, and why
  • use these question words to ask questions orally as a story is read aloud
  • explain how to answer a question using text as support
  • answer questions before, during, and after reading for questions that ask who, what, when, why, and how
  • Use pictures, illustrations, and details in a text to describe key ideas. (RI.1.7)
  • analyze pictures, illustrations and details in a text
  • identify key ideas
  • Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to a prompt. (L.1.1j)
  • recognize what a simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentence is
  • define what a simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences is
  • produce a simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentence
  • expand a simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentence
  • Write an informative essay on a healthy living topic, such as exercise. (W.1.2)
  • research a healthy living topic
  • list facts on a healthy living topic
  • describe what an informative essay is
  • construct an informative essay

Cross Curricular Standards
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Product: Healthy living informative writing
Key Questions (match Standard): How can we stay healthy?
Observable Student Behaviors: Give students this prompt: “Children should eat healthy foods, exercise, and take care of their bodies. Name one way to stay healthy. Supply some facts about the topic you chose and provide closure at the end of your writing.” As students write, watch closely that they focus on just one way to stay healthy and that they compose an essay supported by facts. (W.1.2, L.1.1j, L.1.2b)

Suggested Activities
  • Read the book “Exercise” by Sharon Gordon and identify key ways of staying healthy through exercise. Record these on a graphic organizer. They will use this information in writing their assessment this week. (W.1.2)
  • Use a KWL chart on sentences: What do we know about them, what do we want to learn about them, and then find out the answers to the W questions. When students have learned the answers to their questions, they can be recorded in the L section.
  • Create a Venn diagram comparing fiction and nonfiction books. (RL.1.5)
  • Shared reading: Feel free to use any of the Common Core books as shared reading books by putting them up on the Smartboard and reading them with your students. Make sure it’s reader-friendly enough for your students and that you can zoom in enough to where they can read it as well.
  • Use the following resource from the Choosemyplate.gov website to explore healthy eating options. Students can identify types of foods that fall into teach category and glue them onto their plate. The website has several other resources. Analyze my plate has some excellent resources as well.

Homework: Students can develop an exercise plan with their family to stay healthy. Or they can design a healthy meal they can prepare for dinner one night.

Literary Texts
Exercise by Sharon Gordon

Other Activities
Healthy Living
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWUq9PUYYLw&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBMxpDbp51A&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active (Sesame Street Healthy Foods)
Jordan school district website: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1pJmk0_GiKFsyEWA2tOXl3RJd1sOkV4e-S4tvkBa9Xdo
Cluster web graphic organizer: http://www.educationoasis.com/curriculum/GO/GO_pdf/cluster_6web.pdf
Analyze my plate: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/activities/analyze_my_plate.html
Choose my plate resource: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/print-materials-ordering/ColoringSheet.pdf
Choose my plate kids website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/information-educators.html