What makes a community?
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - SEED 1
DAY 3 - SEED 2
DAY 4 - SEED 3
DAY 5 - SEED 4
Day 6 - PLAN 2
DAY 7 - SEED 5
DAY 8 - SEED 6
DAY 9 - SEED 7
DAY 10 - SEED 8
DAY 11–15 - PLAN 3
DAY 16–17 - PLAN 4
DAY 18- SEED 9
DAY 19–20 - SEED 10
DAY 21 - SEED 11
DAY 22 - SEED 12
DAY 23 - SEED 13
DAY 24 - SEED 14
DAY 25 - SEED 15
DAY 26–30 - PLAN 5
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nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners.
It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional
pacing and delivery.
Essential Question: What makes a community?
Focus Question: Do insects live in communities?
Additional Resource: Brain Pop Video, "Ants" - View 1:38 through 2:31 to learn about the community life of ants.
Have students predict which chapters might provide information about how ants function in a community. Use a document camera or project the ebook version to
engage in an interactive reading of the listed chapters. Use any or all of these text-dependent questions to engage students in a cooperative discussion with
a partner or with the students in their groups. (An insect community is one in which individuals share resources: shelter, defense, and food. An ant community
is called a colony.)
Routine writing: (Opinion) Use evidence from the text to prove which has the hardest life: the queen or the workers.
The Life and Times of Ants shows that the _________ has/have the hardest life because ______________________________.
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Communities
Reading: Informational Text
Speaking & Listening