How do I learn about myself and others?
Day 1–2 - Seed 1
Day 3–5 - Plan 1
Day 6–7 - Plan 2
Day 8–10 - Plan 3
Day 11–12 - Seed 2
Day 13–15 - Plan 4
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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.
How do members of a family help and care for each other?
These lessons are written for days 3-5 of a week-long focus on families. Students will be invited to think logically and sequentially about the
things they do every day and the impact that those choices have on self and others. Teachers must remember that building on students' prior
knowledge and helping them to make meaning of new ideas are vital to sustaining interest and understanding among young learners. The lessons include
songs, poems, videos, and a story about families and how they help and care for each other. Students participate in discussions with adults and peers,
shared reading and writing activities, and prepare a final narrative report on a treasured family memory. Students will also use technology to continue
a year long project, Family Message Journal, on www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resource.org..
Observation notes previously gathered during discussions with students about themselves, what they can do, and how they have grown and changed..
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Pablo's Tree by Pat Mora
Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! by Cari Best
Teacher observation of the following:
student accordion books
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