RI.1.5

Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

 
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It's a Pattern! The Moon's Phases

1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
1st Grade Science » Unit: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why can't you book a hotel room on the moon? It's always full! Today we teach students about the phases of the moon. And we make models using Oreo cookies!

 
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Comparing and Contrasting With "Then and Now"

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

Students will never complain about school when they find out what school was like long ago!

 
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Learning About Subheadings and Bold Words

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Text Features
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Text Features
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Say good bye to all the pre-teaching and front-loading. Students will use several strategies to learn the meaning of new words they encounter in text.

 
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What did you learn?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The shift from focusing on fictional text, to a balance of fictional and informational text, makes it important to explicitly teach the features of informational text.

 
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Nonfiction Text Features With "Dinosaur Detectives"

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

How do we know about dinosaurs when people didn't live during that time period?

 
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Many parts

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Preparation for reading complex informational texts starts in K and First grade. Knowing the features of the genre, and how to navigate through it is one of the necessary stepping stones.

 
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Water, Water, Everywhere

1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today's lesson has a great science connection. Not only are we working on reading comprehension but students will also learn about the water cycle and understand why clean water is essential to living things.

 
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What Are Captions?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Text Features
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Text Features
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How well can you caption a picture so your reader can understand what's going on?

Standards:
 
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Using a Table of Contents

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Text Features
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Text Features
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What do you mean I have to use the Table of Contents in order to answer some questions?

Standards:
 
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How Can You Be An Earth Helper?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Our students will be global citizens one day. What they learn today about taking care of the Earth will have an impact on their actions as an adult.

 
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Loving Animals!

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

Nurturing, loving, and caring - OH MY! In this lesson students get to explore all the ways that animals parents show love to their babies!

 
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What's So Important About the Amazon Rain Forest?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today's lesson has another great science connection. We are still working on reading comprehension strategies but students will also begin to understand why trees are so important to the environment and how they help get rid of green house gases.

 
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Table of Contents Time

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text Features
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text Features
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Help students navigate their way around a book and find what they want to read more easily.

 
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Beginning to Look For Evidence in Our Reading

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

You mean I have to find evidence to prove if something is right or wrong?

 
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Identifying and Writing Facts About Clouds

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

We can learn about facts and clouds at the same time.

 
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