How do things change?
How do things around us change? (Wk 1)
How do we change? (Wk 2)
How do we change things around us? (Wk 3)
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - PLAN 2
DAY 3 - SEED 1
DAY 4 - SEED 2
DAY 5 - SEED 3
DAY 6 - 7 - PLAN 3
DAY 8 - 10 - SEED 4
DAY 11 - 14 - SEED 5
DAY 15 - PLAN 4
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This unit occurs in spring or third quarter of the school year and serves as a means for students to recognize change in themselves, their surroundings and how they affect change.
Pre-K students need concrete learning experiences related to themselves and their environment. They will learn to sequence events and changes over time using pictures. Pre-K students will recognize and describe seasonal changes and the effects on plants by listening and responding to text dependent questions based on informational texts (refer to MSDE glossary for CCSS definition of informational text. PK students will also recognize physical changes in characters and themselves through interactive read-alouds of developmentally appropriate complex text aligned with the topic of change. Assessment occurs mostly through teacher observation and anecdotal record keeping. Teachers observe and attend to student interactions and discussions related to the topic at hand to assess proficiency with objectives. Teachers build in discovery, problem solving and cooperative activities to inhance the content.No mastery of learning will occur at this stage as this is students' first exposure to standards and strands.
Specific outcomes are included for each lesson and lesson seeds. Global outcomes for the unit include:
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and/or for captioned/described video when selecting texts, novels, video and/or other media for this unit. See "Sources for Accessible Media" for suggestions. See Maryland Learning Links: http://marylandlearninglinks.org.
The following websites provide alternate strategies and information for differentiation of lessons.
Apply appropriate elements of UDL
English Language Learners
National Association for Gifted Children
Special Education and 504 LD Online
Complete lesson plans and lesson seeds are listed and hyperlinked from the unit calendar.
The lesson seeds are included for the days without full lesson plans for the three week unit.