Go Away, Big Green Monster!ŰÓEd EmberleyŰŞs tale about a scary, multicolored monsterŰÓis used to help students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills. In this lesson, students chorally read the story and then point out familiar color words or sight words that appear in the story. After finishing the story, students are introduced to four different literacy center activities that include participating in a read along, building word families with story words, playing a memory game with color words from the story, and retelling story events using sentence strips. In the sessions that follow, students create their own artwork of the big green monster and use that artwork to help them write a story. Students use both self- and peer-editing to improve their writing. Completed stories are either published on the Internet or in a class book.
Lesson OverviewThis lesson is intended as a unit opener. The students will:● retell the sequence of events in a story.● answer questions regarding key events of stories.● Answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words or phrases in a text.Teacher Planning, Examples of Response Methods and MaterialsSee Full Lesson Plan AttachedEssential QuestionEssential Question for Unit: What role do I play in the environment?Focus Question for Week 1: What is an environment?
This is a REMIX of the MSDE Grade 1, Unit 1 Environment Lesson Plan 1. In this lesson, the students will be going on a nature walk to identify what is in their environment. Students will continue to develop an understanding of the word, environment, throughout the lesson and unit. They will listen to a story read aloud about how the Earth was created.
This video segment from Between the Lions is an original, animated story based on the popular folktale Stone Soup.íń Aliens visit a town and request food but nobody wants to share. The aliens decide to make stone soup and everybody decides to contribute ingredients for the communal meal. The video emphasizes the "s" sound and features the following words: sweeping, sidewalks, sifting, sandboxes, sorting, socks, sudden, sky, saw, spaceship, sight, sorts, secret, sorry, special, stone, soup, supper, sounds, strange, simmering, seven, seconds, salt, since, somewhere, spoon, savory, soy sauce, second, some, slurp, still, satisfied, squash, succotash, salsa, satsumas, stuff, superb, sublime, simply stupendous, succulent, superior, salad, salmon, sausage, schnitzel, stuffed, and sole. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.