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 is a community?
Focus Question: Who lives in the community?
Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Jan Brett
The classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse takes on a new dimension in the imaginative and talented hands of Jan Brett. She
introduces wo engaging mice couples eager to get away from their everyday lives. But when they agree to swap homes, they are plunged
into unexpected adventures around every corner. In an unusual twist to a familiar fable, Jan rett introduces a bumbling kitchen cat
and an inept country owl who stalk the unsuspecting mice from the borders, causing one disaster after another. Finally a dramatic climax
sends the mice racing for their own homes, and brings the cat and the owl face-to-face in a surprise ending. In a story filled with suspense
and humor, lush green country scenes alternate with the elegant details of a fine Victorian town house, making this a breathtakingly beautiful
Alternative Text: Bernelly and Harriet by Elizabeth Dahlie
City Mouse, Country Mouse, Aesop Fable
http://www .mce.k12tn.net/ reading40/ mouse.htm
http:/ /www.janbrett.com/ piggybacks/town_mouse_ country_mouse.htm
http:// www.youtube.com /watch?v=Bgorj Z08Kl4&feature =related - example of multi-media production of fable
The lesson seeds were designed for heterogeneous classes. When teachers implement these plans, they should consider the skills and special needs of
their students and make adjustments accordingly. The text can be incorporated into small group instruction or read orally during a whole group
Read the book Town Mouse and Country Mouse. Discuss features of the communities presented in the text. Students will work in cooperative groups
to composed a Venn diagram comparing the different characters and/or communities in the story.
Routine Writing: Students will write an invitation inviting one of the mice from the country, or town to their classroom to discuss the characteristics of the mouse's community. Students will incorporate their opinion of the type of community in the invitation as an effort to persuade the mouse to come to the classroom.
Speaking & Listening