What makes a community?
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - SEED 1
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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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pacing and delivery.
Essential Question: What makes a community?
Summary: This informational text explores many jobs a worker bee with have in the course of her life. The text also identifies the sole duties of the queen
and the drones (male bees).
Have think-pair-share to describe an ant community. Explain that honeybees, like ants, are social insects that live in communities called colonies.
The word colony is a collective noun used to describe a group of honeybees (and ants). Use a document camera to engage in an interactive
reading of Honeybees to look for similarities between an ant and honeybee communities. 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.
Routine writing: (Information): Write a brief description of the job of the queen, the drone, or the worker bee.
**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