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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What Is a Community from A to Z? by Bobbie Kalman
Summary: This informational text follows an alphabetic organizational structure that highlights the basic concepts of community:
buildings, families, rules, and working together. As a culminating activity for this unit on communities, students will write and
publish an alphabet book about their community.
Remind students that they have learned about insect and animal communities. Explain that humans live in communities, too. Although they are
similar in some ways to insect and animal communities, human communities are not as simple. Post the last three bulleted questions and display the
table of contents. Ask students where they might look to answer these questions. Use a document camera to read these sections (Food, Jobs, and Safety)
and engage students in a collaborative discussion to answer the questions.
Routine writing: What is an important job in a community? Using information from the text, describe and illustrate an important job in a human community.
**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