W.1.7

Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of "how-to" books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

 
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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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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 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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Who Stole the Diamond? Clock Clues

1st Grade Math » Unit: Tick Tock, Tick Tock
1st Grade Math » Unit: Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students dive headfirst into solving a mystery of the stolen diamond in this time to the 15 minute lesson, perfect for 1st or 2nd grade.

 
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What is your favorite snack?

1st Grade Math » Unit: Charting and Analyzing Data
1st Grade Math » Unit: Charting and Analyzing Data
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students begin to understand that graphs are used to persuade. In this lesson, students collect classroom data, make sure all the statements that they hear about the data are true, and then try to convince the cafeteria staff to buy us more goldfish!

 
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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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What playground toy should the principal buy for us?

1st Grade Math » Unit: Charting and Analyzing Data
1st Grade Math » Unit: Charting and Analyzing Data
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply what they know about data analysis to determining which statements are true or false about a graph. Students also begin to understand how graphs are used in the real world by using a graph in a persuasive letter.

 
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Presenting the Patterns: Collaborating and Planning

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:

To infinity, and beyond! Your first-grade astronomers work together to share their expertise about patterns in the sky.

 
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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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Cycle of a Germinating Seed

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Communicating information to others is one of the requirements of scientists. This lesson allows students to organize, create, and share what they have learned thus far.

 
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Day 2: Observing Plants

1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will work with a variety of partners to continue to learn from each other and see a variety of ways students are recording observations. Students will also learn how to use their science notebooks to answer questions from peers.

 
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Keeper or Not a Keeper?

1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students measure fish to determine if the fish is a keeper or not a keeper. In doing so, they also tackle rigorous measurement questions!

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Who's got the time?

1st Grade Math » Unit: Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards
1st Grade Math » Unit: Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

There never seems to be enough time! Incorporate expository writing, telling time AND fun in this lesson where students get to create and write about their play watches!

 
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Structuring and Brainstorming Our Own Writing - Day 2 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:

I am a real author! I am going to plan and structure my writing just like a real author does.

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Analyzing the Author's Craft

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

The more we read, the more ideas we get for our own writing. So let's start reading!

 
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