W.1.2

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

 
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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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olden
   

An Introduction to the Bubble Map

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

Students will learn that a bubble map is always used to describe a noun. They will learn how to use this map with content they can already describe - themselves.

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Analyzing Key Ideas and Details - Day 1 Honeybees

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You mean there's a certain structure to a piece of writing?

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Let's learn together

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:

Three heads are better than one! Working together first graders can gain a lot of information from different books.

 
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Introduction to the Circle 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 the purpose for a circle map and be able to use one. By learning how to use a circle map, students will then be able to use them in future reading and writing lessons.

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Introduction to the Tree Map

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

This lesson will help to teach your students how to use a tree map. Once they learn this map they will be able to categorize and use this map in many subject areas.

 
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It's a process. Day 1 of 5

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:

Recipes are important, even if you add a little of your own spice.

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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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dinosaur
   

All About Me

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Learning from Nonfiction
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Learning from Nonfiction
Laura Quellhorst
Faison, NC
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Tell me a little bit about yourself

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Growing Knowledge about Plants

1st Grade Science » Unit: Living Organisms - Introduction
1st Grade Science » Unit: Living Organisms - Introduction
Caroline Courter
Wilmington, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Growing plants is a great way to introducing basic needs of living organisms!

 
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How Do I Make A Closing Sentence

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Based On Research
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Based On Research
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Allow students practice with closing sentences to help them understand the connection between a closing and the details.

 
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Making a Social Studies Connection With "A Class"

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

You mean you can teach social studies while you're teaching reading?

 
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class community
   

I learned it online

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 sooner the better: students must learn to surf ... the web.

 
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Analyzing The Author's Craft

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

If I know what an author does to structure a good piece of writing, than I can do it too!

 
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crab
   

Making My Closing Sentence

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Based On Research
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Based On Research
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Wrap up a highly complex series of lesson by creating a closing sentence, and give them a final peer review opportunity.

 
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