Skip Navigation

Utah Core  •  Curriculum Search  •  All Language Arts - Elementary Lesson Plans  •  USBE Language Arts - Elementary website

Language Arts - Elementary Curriculum English Language Arts Grade 1
Educational Links

Reading: Literature Standard 5

Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
  • Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tale
    In this lesson from EDSITEment, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions. They will explore how folktales employ animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and how this wisdom is passed down from one generation to the next. These lessons introduce students to the world of folklore and explore how folktales convey the perspectives of world cultures.
  • Book Sorting: Using Observation and Comprehension to Categorize Books
    This lesson takes the "I Spy" genre activity a step further into more critical thinking as student sort books by a variety of criteria.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Sara  Wiebke and see the Language Arts - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

These materials have been produced by and for the teachers of the State of Utah. Copies of these materials may be freely reproduced for teacher and classroom use. When distributing these materials, credit should be given to Utah State Board of Education. These materials may not be published, in whole or part, or in any other format, without the written permission of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, PO Box 144200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200.