Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? - Section 3: Writing Activity


This story is one of our Harcourt Curriculum stories in the Animal Families Unit.  The curriculum has me teach character, setting & event for this lesson.  I thought that it would be fun to extend it to  include researching and learning about all the animals in the story.  The common core includes kindergarten to included shared research and responses to their writing experiences.  My students loved seeing the short videos and discussing the animals being just like them. I love this time of year because my students don't need as much support.  They seem to have an increase in confidence and ability when given the opportunity to try it on their own but they have the freedom to refer to the model if needed.

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Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?

Unit 15: Let's Read and Write About Families
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: SWBAT write an informative sentence in response to listening to the story.

Big Idea: All baby animals have mothers, just like me! We will write about a baby and it's mother.

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