What makes a community?
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - SEED 1
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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: Who lives in the community?
Grandpa's Teeth by Rod Clement
Alternate text: This story is displayed and read aloud with expert voicing, including Grandpa's toothless lisp, on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snOH1QZ0JTM) which can be projected onto a whiteboard.
Lexile: AD 530L
Summary: When Grandpa's teeth are stolen from his bedside table and the police can't find the thief, everyone is suspect - except
Grandpa's dog, Gump, who is too old to steal anything. Tired of smiling to prove their innocence, everyone in the community chips in to buy Grandpa new
teeth. Everyone is happy, including Gump who smiles broadly displaying his teeth…for the first time ever.
Tell students that you are going to read a story in which a community is brought together because of one person's problem. Have students listen
and look closely to find out if the problem is solved. Engage in an interactive read aloud. 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: Students will use evidence from the story to support their opinion about whether or not the teeth theft was solved.
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Communities