RL.1.5

Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

 
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But ... are they really that different?

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:

Students cannot compare and contrast adventures and experiences in stories or explain differences between books without first understanding how to compare.

 
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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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Who's Your Animal Parent?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do all animal babies look like their parents? Let's explore animal babies and find out the answer to this scientific question!

 
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Identifying the Difference between Informational and Literary Texts

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Snails: Fact and Fiction, or, Information and Literary
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Snails: Fact and Fiction, or, Information and Literary
Sarah Collins
National City, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Decisions, decisions … what to read for what? After this lesson your students will know when they want to learn something new to read an informational text.

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Because, Although, After - Each Writing Has a Structure and a Purpose

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writers Structure Their Text With a Purpose in Mind
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writers Structure Their Text With a Purpose in Mind
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When we know the purpose of the different text structures we can write in the best format to attract our intended audiences. Understanding the "how" and "why" of other author's writing - helps us to do the same with our writing.

 
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text structure poster
   

Let's Observe the Moon! - Day 2

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Let's investigate!! Does the moon have a predictable pattern like the sun? Students get to investigate predictable patterns by studying moon calendars.

 
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Communicating with Light: A Fiction Connection

1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
1st Grade Science » Unit: Light and Sound
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The joy of catching the summer's first fireflies lights up today's fiction text. Grab a mason jar and come along!

 
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freflies
   

Components of a Book

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Book Study
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Book Study
Sarah Collins
National City, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Knowing how books are organized will give your students a big advantage when it’s time to use books during the rest of their academic careers.

 
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Literary Stories Can Contain Factual Information

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Life Cycle of the Flutter Kind
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Life Cycle of the Flutter Kind
Sarah Collins
National City, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Your students will discover that it is possible for a literary story to contain a fact or two.

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Ruby Bridges Biography - What Happened Next?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We read to understand and learn.

 
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How to Choose a "Just Right" Literature Circle Book

5th Grade ELA » Unit: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
5th Grade ELA » Unit: How to Create Effective Literature Circle Discussions
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Good readers think about what, why and how they read before they choose a story!

 
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just right
   

Our Stars

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Twinkle, twinkle little star how I wonder where you are during the day? Students will investigate these stars at night and what happens during the day.

 
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star observations
Common Core ELA
 
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