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(Concepts of Print): Students develop an understanding of how printed language works.
 
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  • A Trip to Wonderland
    This unit explores Lewis Carroll's adaptation for younger readers of his beloved classic, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. After sharing their concepts about Wonderland, students listen to the opening chapters of the story and view Sir John Tenniel's illustrations from the original edition. Using images of 'big' and 'small' from Alice's experiences, students develop these concepts in their own drawings. Students then compare Carroll's fantastic animals with creatures from other children's stories and use computers to craft images of their own fantasy creatures.
  • All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing
    This set of 3 lesson plans from EDSITEment makes poetry exciting for students as they listen to, write, and recite poems that are sure to please. By the end of these lessons, students should be able to create lines of poetry in response to poems read aloud, identify musical elements of literary language, and recite short poems or excerpts.
  • Ancient Flood Stories
    In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students will discuss ancient flood stories, including the story of Noah's Ark. They will also discuss the evidence of a flood that's been found in the Black Sea. Students will then write stories about what it might have been like immediately before and during this flood.
  • Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Hieroglyphs
    This lesson plan from EDSITEment introduces students to the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs, one of the oldest writing systems in the world, and through tomb paintings. The lesson plan is in two parts. In this first lesson, the class creates a pictorial alphabet of its own and then learns and uses the symbols of the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet. In the second lesson, Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Scroll Painting, students identify and represent in their own drawings figures from the Book of the Dead, a funeral text written on papyrus and carved on the walls of tombs to help guide the deceased through the afterlife.
  • Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Scroll Paintings
    This lesson plan from EDSITEment introduces students to the writing, art, and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs, one of the oldest writing systems in the world, and through tomb paintings. The lesson plan is in two parts. In this second lesson, students identify and represent in their own drawings figures from the Book of the Dead, a funeral text written on papyrus and carved on the walls of tombs to help guide the deceased through the afterlife. In the first lesson, Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Hieroglyphs, the class creates a pictorial alphabet of its own and then learns and uses the symbols of the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet.
  • Eyewitness to History
    Families connect us to our own history and to the history of the world around us. In this lesson from EDSITEment, students explore this second set of connections, talking with family members about landmark events they have witnessed in their lifetimes to learn how history touches our lives.
  • If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
    In this lesson from EDSITEment, students compare imagined travel experiences of their own with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers. After creating, as a class, oral stories about contemporary cross-country journeys, students learn about the experiences of the emigrants who traveled on the Oregon Trail. They then create works of historical fiction in the form of picture books, drawing upon the information they have learned.
  • Modern Culture
    In this lesson from the National Geographic Xpeditions website, students examine their own modern culture and compare it to other cultures around the world. Students draw pictures of themselves and their parents in their daily lives and write paragraphs discussing the items that are important to their culture as compared to the cultures of others.
  • Name Talk:Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge
    This lesson from ReadWriteThink invites primary students to share their letter/sound knowledge in a small group and gives teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context. Working with name cards, students share observations about their names and the names of their classmates. Extensions are appropriate for a range of primary-aged students.
  • Numbers and Language
    In the following lesson, students participate in activities in which they focus on the role of numbers and language in real-world situations. Students are asked to discuss, describe, read and write about numbers they find in familiar real-world situations. The emphasis on using components of language helps students build a broader vocabulary of numbers than the traditional symbolic representation of numbers. The activities also help develop good number sense. These lessons include an individual activity for four different levels plus one for parents to complete with their child at home. The grade levels for the four activities are: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.
  • Sky 3: Modeling Shadows
    This lesson is part of a four-lesson series in which students observe the daytime and nighttime sky regularly to identify sequences of changes and to look for patterns in these changes. At the K-2 level, learning about objects in the sky should be entirely observational and qualitative. The priority is to get students noticing and describing what objects in the sky look like at different times.
  • Stop Signs to Golden Arches: Environmental Print
    The purpose of this lesson from ReadWriteThink is to bring the print-rich environment of the community into the classroom through the use of environmental print, enabling emergent readers to delight in the realization that they are indeed readers. Students will help collect examples of environmental print, sort and classify these examples for inclusion in class books, and spend time reading the books as individuals, in pairs, or in groups.
  • Trade and Transporation in the United States
    In this lesson, students will imagine what it would be like to operate a plane, train, or truck along a trade route across the United States. They will also look at maps of major U.S. transportation networks and will explain how specific products might get from one place to another.
  • What's in a Name? Concepts of Letter & Word
    The purpose of this lesson from ReadWriteThink is to help kindergarten children understand the concepts of letter and word by using their names as a starting point. Ideas will also be given to help assess student progress in becoming readers and writers. What can you do with names? Just see!
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