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Unit 5 Animals
Enduring Understanding
Animals are all around us.

Essential Question:
Where do some animals live?
Week 1    Week 2    Week 3
Week 1 - Mama Has Three Kittens Teacher Led Resources Resources
Word Study
short o
Vocabulary - position words
  SmartboardDo They Rhyme?

Word Families-ot,og
Starfall

pixiePet and Animal Sorts
Oral Language
Enduring Understanding:
Animals are all around us.
Essential Question:
Where do some animals live?
Pebble Go Animal Database

Pets
(Treasures Applet)
Treasures Activity 1

Treasures Activity 2

Treasures Vocabulary
Make and Confirm Predictions
Enduring Understanding:

Good readers use different parts of a story to predict what might happen.
Essential Question:
What can you predict about the story using the title and illustrations?
smartMama Mouse and Cat Vocabularynew Clifford Read Along
and Create Your Own Story (Scholastic)

Week 2 - Animal Babies ABC   Resources
Word Study
/f/
Vocabulary - position words
Sounds Like F

smartAnimal Alphabet Sorts
Oral Language
Enduring Understanding:
Animals are all around us.
Essential Question:
Where do some animals live?
Asking Questions About Animals
(Treasures Applet)


Discovery EdAnimal Aphabet

(Please note that Discovery Streaming Videos must be downloaded according to AACPS guidelines.)

Treasures Applet - Activity 1

Treasures Applet - Activity 2

Treasures Applet Vocabulary
Classify and Categorize
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers understand the different ways information is organized in a story.
Essential Question:
How can the way the author organized the information help you understand the story?
Discovery StreamingUgly Duckling

smartUgly Duckling Oral Vocabulary Cardsnew
Maya and Miguel Adventure Scrapbook (PBS Kids Vocabulary in a Story)

Community Club Animal Readers
(animal readers below community helpers, will need to take notes separately)
Week 3 - Mole and the Baby Bird   Resources
Word Study
Word Families: -at and -an
Vocabulary - position words & rhyme
Treasures Vocabulary Applet - Rhyme smartboard-at and -an word families 

Kidspiration -at and -an

pixieHow Do They End? Animal Names
Oral Language
Enduring Understanding:
Animals are all around us.
Essential Question:
Where do some animals live?
Animal Habitats
(Treasures Slideshow)


Treasures Applet - Activity 1

Treasures Applet - Activity 2

Habitats
(BBC)



Identify Character and Plot
Enduring Understanding:
Good readers understand the important parts of the story.
Essential Question:
Who are the characters in the story? What events happen in the story?

Arthur Effectie Detective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme Connections
Curriculum Links Resources
WK7 Participate in shared research and writing projects
WK8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather nformation from porvided sources to answer a question.
PebbleGo - Animal Database
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Notes
Standards Resources
Common Core Standard:RF1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Technology Standard:
3.A.1.a.  3.0  Technology for Learning and Collaboration. A: Learning. 1:Explore and use technology in an instructional setting for learning.  a: Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new content or reinforce skills.
Monkey Business -Students will put words in order to create a sentence.
Common Core Standard:RF3 Know and apply grade- level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Technology Standard:3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills. 
Chicken Coop-Students will match initial sounds.
Common Core Standard:RF2.c Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.RF3 Know and apply grade- level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Technology Standard:1. a:
Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new content or reinforce skills.
 Word Families(at-an) -Smart, Kidspiration, Starfall
Common Core Standard:RF2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Technology Standard:
1.A: Learning. 1:Explore and use technology in an instructional setting for learning.
Sounds like F
Common Core Standard:RF2.a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Technology Standard:
1.A.1.b. Use mouse to perform computer functions. 
Do They Rhyme?
Common Core Standard: RL9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Technology Standard:3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills. 
Clifford Read Along (you may wish to have students creat thinking maps on clipbiard to go along with activity or orally work with a partner)
Common Core Standard:SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with divese partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups.
Technology Standard:3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills. 
Discovery EdAnimal Aphabet

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2013