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With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

 
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Translucent, Transparent, Opaque OH MY!!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can you block the beam of light? Come and investigate what happens to light beams when you put objects in its way.

 
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What does a scientist do?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Are your students scientists? Do they see themselves as scientists? What makes you a scientist anyhow? By the end of this lesson, students will be able to say, "I am a scientist!"

 
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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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Scientists Sort/Categorize: Living or Non-Living?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What makes something a living thing? We know plants and animals are living, and rocks are non-living. But kids will wonder-- how about a dead leaf? How about a river? How about a zombie?

 
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Investigating Apples

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

Students take informational texts to the new level by using them for research.

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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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Shadows, Shadows, Shadows!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Shadows, shadows, shadows! Let's learn how shadows change using the Scientific Process!!

 
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Exploring Nonfiction with Pumpkins

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

Students explore timelines and diagrams through informational texts.

 
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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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Cinderella Skeleton

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Stories
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Stories
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Comparing stories is very entertaining to the students because they find so many differences in the texts. We pretend to be little detectives looking for new clues.

 
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Let's Observe the Sun - 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:

Where is the Sun each day? Can you predict where it will be tomorrow at 9am? Come and observe the Sun and make conclusions about the way it moves across our sky.

 
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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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Creating a Topic 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:

Begin the creation of a complex research project by laying the foundation for how to create an appropriate topic sentence.

 
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Sorting Out All This Information Day 1

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

Get excited with students as they decide what is important in informational text. The text provided is specific for their interest. It's getting fun now!

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Building Santa's Workshop

1st Grade Math » Unit: Shapes and Blocks
1st Grade Math » Unit: Shapes and Blocks
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students think critically about how 3D shapes fit together in different ways to create strong structures that stand up.

 
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