Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Jack and the Beanstalk - Section 3: Exploration: Tending the Garden


Next year, I would prefer to teach Jack and the Beanstalk in the ELA block first.  Then, in science, I would follow-up with a nonfiction book like:

The Life Cycle of a Bean.  This would allow us to compare two types of text (RL1.5).  Jack and the Beanstalk works very well as a theme connecting this unit; however, it misses key steps in the life cycle process like flowers and creating the seed pods.

  Adding a nonfiction text
  Adjustments to Practice: Adding a nonfiction text
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Unit 5: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT describe the major events in the story, including the life cycle of the a plant.

Big Idea: Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum... here the first graders come! Read the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Science, plants, pattern, seed, leaves
  40 minutes
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