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English Language Arts Grade 1
Reading: Informational Text Standard 4
After reading Carol A. Johnson's book titled "Family", students will create a classroom graph of their family members.
Families Are Different by Nina Pellegrini (Single parent families, adoption, grandparents raising children, etc.)
Families around the World by Jenny Vaughan. (Photographs of families from around the world.)
Loving by Ann Morris (Pictures of families all over the world doing what all families doloving each other.)
Houses and Homes by Ann Morris. (Photographs of homes from around the world.)
The Family of Earth by Schim Schimmel (Beautiful picture book with animal families.
The earth may look different to each of us, but we share only one earth. Use to introduce ecology and our responsibility to take care of the earth for each other.
We Dream of a World by the Gifted and Talented Students of Pershing Accelerated School. Students draw and write about their dreams for a world at peace.
This lesson is designed to introduce and use the titles of members of a family. The book Family defines what family member relationships are: Whos my mothers brother? Hes my uncle. Whos your Daddys brother? Hes my uncle, too! Story ends with: Who is my true family? Everybody! Everyone and everywhere and every color, too.
Intended Learning Outcomes
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
Symbolization, classification, description
Invitation to Learn
Read Family and sing a song with the audiotape.
** (I buy a 12-grain bread mix and use a bread maker to cook the bread in class.)
Families could create a “Family Tree.” Students would then be able to see which aunt is mom’s sister and which aunt is dad’s sister, etc.
Assessment will depend on which activity or extension you use. Could the students accurately portray family members? Do they recognize the family name words? Can they read the information from their graph?