RL.1.3

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

 
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Characters and Setting With "Where The Wild Things Are"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Beginning readers not only need to learn to decode, but also to understand what they read. They will learn how to do this in this simple but effective lesson with this beloved children's book.

 
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Introduction to the Brace Map

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing Thinking Maps
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing Thinking Maps
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students will learn how to use a Brace Map by taking familiar objects (the whole) and breaking those things down into its parts.

 
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Frog and Toad Are Friends - -Spring

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Frog and Toad Are Friends
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Frog and Toad Are Friends
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are digging down deep and analyzing the character traits and the plot in this first chapter.

 
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spring
   

What's the problem?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Key Ideas and Details in Literature
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Key Ideas and Details in Literature
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

So ... did they fix it? An important element of a story plot is a problem and it's solution. Identifying these is a way in which students can demonstrate comprehension.

 
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Cause and Effect with "A Bad Case of Stripes" Day One

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will really be writing to sources with this lesson. They will write about cause and effects in a multi-flow map and then write sentences to explain the cause and effect relationships in this story.

 
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The Story of Ruby Bridges

4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
4th grade ELA » Unit: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Jody Barnes
Columbus, OH
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students must be able to independently read a text and answer comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.

 
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Discussing "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing and Contrasting Two Different Goldilocks Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing and Contrasting Two Different Goldilocks Stories
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are picking apart this story and discussing it in great detail so that we can set the foundation for our comparing and contrasting activity on our Day 3 lesson.

 
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Problem, Solution, and Central Message in Hansel and Gretel

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Theme and Central Message
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Theme and Central Message
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will get exposure to a folktale by determining the problem, solution, and central message.

 
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Miss Nelson is Missing-Key Details

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Miss Nelson
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Miss Nelson
Laura Quellhorst
Faison, NC
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Where did Miss Nelson go? We look at the key details in the text to determine what is happening throughout the story.

 
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magnify
   
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students will be able to describe the character traits of the main characters and compare and contrast Chewandswallow with their town using a Venn Diagram.

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Frog and Toad Are Friends - The Lost Button

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Frog and Toad Are Friends
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Frog and Toad Are Friends
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Hang on tight! The students are recording events and evidence from the story so they can use that evidence to answer comprehension questions.

 
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A Beginning, Middle, and End With "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will have the opportunity to practice writing about the events that happen in each part of this beloved fairy tale.

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Character and Setting Pyramids

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will practice accountable talk with a partner to describe and write about the characters and setting in a story. Students will create an illustration pyramid to go along with their written work.

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Discussing "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing and Contrasting with the Three Little Pigs
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing and Contrasting with the Three Little Pigs
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we are diving into the story and discussing it in detail. We are going to know the story well so we can compare and contrast with another story on our Day 3 lesson.

 
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The Little Red Hen and a Beginning, Middle, and End

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students are practicing their listening skills as the teacher reads the story. The students will then make a matchbook activity where they write about the events in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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