What makes a community?
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DAY 5 - SEED 4
Day 6 - PLAN 2
DAY 7 - SEED 5
DAY 8 - SEED 6
DAY 9 - SEED 7
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DAY 11–15 - PLAN 3
DAY 16–17 - PLAN 4
DAY 18- SEED 9
DAY 19–20 - SEED 10
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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: Are there animal communities?
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
http://www. susanstevenscrummel .com/teacherti psfuzz.htm
http://www. scholastic.com/ teachers/book/great -fuzz-frenzy"
Reread the story "The Great Fuzz Frenzy". Complete a class "story map" organizer of the key features of the story. Following a read aloud of
the book, have students work in pairs to revisit and closely read the text to find and explain the meanings of words or phrases that they find
interesting. This may be a good time to introduce figurative language such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, or simile.
http://lang uagearts.pppst.com /figurative.html.
Have students write the word or phrases that they found interesting in the story. Have students share with a partner the word/phrase and how it
adds to the story. Create a class "Wow Word Chart". As students read a variety of text, encourage students to add interesting words to this chart.
Students can use these words in their writing.
Routine Writing: Have students write a book review to express their opinion of The Great Fuzz Frenzy. Students should encourage or
discourage other students to read the book using details from the book to support their opinion. They should focus on the key characters or events
in the story. Books reviews can be published on http://www. spaghettibook club.org/ or http://teacher. scholastic.com/ activities/ swyar/
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