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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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive,
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?
Summary: This is an illustrated version of the traditional children's song. Verses describe what ants do when they go marching one by one, two by two, etc.
The chorus follows each verse. Since the rhyme is silly and does not represent what ants really do, students will create new rhymes that reflect what they have learned
about ants. Rhyme Zone (www.rhymezone.com) is a good resource for one and two syllable words that rhyme with numerals one through
Use a document camera and have students closely listen to and view The Ants Go Marching. Tell students that this is a traditional song
with many versions. Play the YouTube version, so that students can hear the rhythm and rhyme. Provide the text and engage students in a choral reading or singing to imitate the rhythm. Engage students in a collaborative discussion using any or all of these text-dependent questions.
Routine writing: (Narrative) After teacher modeling, have students revise the silly rhymes and replace them with rhymes that represent the
life/work of ants. (See example below.)
Revision: The ants go marching one-by-one. They work all day in the sun.
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Communities
Reading: Foundational Skills
Speaking & Listening