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Unit 9 Amazing Creatures
Enduring Understanding
Creatures come in all shapes and sizes.
Essential Question:
What are some unusual creatures you have seen?

Tech Connections Science - Animals
Week 1    Week 2    Week 3
Week 1- Beetles Teacher Led Resources Student Resources
Word Study
/g/ (initial &final)
/w/ (intial)



Vocabulary
Synonyms

SmartboardSmartBoard Whole Group Lessons
Day 1    Day 2
Day 3    Day 4
Day 5

Sounds Like W

Nonsense Words

Synonym Sam's Lab
(PBS Between the Lions)

SuperWhy's MatchUp Synonyms

(PBS SuperWhy)

Oral Language
Enduring Understanding:

Creatures come in all shapes and sizes.
Essential Question:
What are some unusual creatures you have seen?

The BeatleThe Beetle

Butterfly and the Bog Beast

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SmartboardButterfly Life

Cycle new

Research - Plum Landing Habitats

Story Vocabulary Insects

Insect Slideshow
(Partner Discussion)

Insects
(Treasures Applet Activity 1)

Animal Sizes
(Treasures Activity 2)

Classifying and Catergorize
Enduring Understanding:

Good readers understand the differents ways information is organized in a story. 
Essential Question:
How does the way the author organized the information help you understand the story?
 
Kidspiration Animal PreviewClassify Animals and Write a Fact
(Kidspiration)

pixieI am an Insect
Week 2- Fish Faces Teachers Resources Student Resources
Word Study
introduce /ks/ x (final)
/v/ (initial)


Vocabulary
Opposites
Sight Words


SmartboardSmartBoard Whole Group Lessons
Day 1    Day 2
Day 3    Day 4
Day 5
Hop Opposites
(PBS Between the Lions)

Sight Words

(Treasures Vocabulary Applet)

SuperWhy Opposites Bingo

(PBS SuperWhy)
Oral Language
Enduring Understanding:

Creatures come in all shapes and sizes.
Essential Question:
What are some unusual creatures you have seen?
Coral ReefsCoral Reefs are Homes to Many Creatures

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Slideshow

Ocean Animals
(Treasures Activity 1)

Appearance of Animals
(Treasures Activity 2)
Compare and Contrast
Enduring Understanding:

Good readers compare and contrast details of what they read.
Essential Question:
What details help you understand how the author organized the information?
Coral ReefsDiscovery Learning:  Fish

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Kidspiration Sea Creatures PreviewCompare and Contrast Sea Creatures
Week 3- If the Dinosaurs Came Back Teacher Resources Student Resources
Word Study
review
/g/, /v/, /w/ (initial)
/g/, /ks/ x, /e/, /i/, /o/, /d/, /n/ (final)
word families:
-et, -ot, -ox, -ix, -ed, -en

 
Vocabulary
Opposites
Sight Words

SmartboardSmartBoard Whole Group Lessons
Day 1    Day 2
Day 3    Day 4
Day 5

Starfall
"Peg the Hen"

Sight Word Review Website


Opposites
(Treasures Vocabulary Applet)

Lanolin's Greenhouse
(Garfield Phoneme Manipulation)
Oral Language
Enduring Understanding:

Creatures come in all shapes and sizes.
Essential Question:
What are some unusual creatures you have seen?
Dinosaur Research Project Option
(Word or PDF file to be printed for students to record information from links in student resources)

Slideshow
(Treasures Discussion)

Dinosaur Train Fieldguide
(PBS Kids with information for)

Enchanted Learning Dinosaur Research
(option for Dinosaur Research)

Dinosaur Notes
(Option to take notes online in Kidspiration
 from research websites)


Distinguish Between Fantasy and Reality
Enduring Understanding:

Good readers understand if the story they are reading is about something real.
Essential Question:
What details of the story help to know if it is fantasy or reality? 
Dinosaurs GooodnightHow Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs- Reality vs. Fantasy

Animal Reality v Fantasy
(Treasures Activity 1)

Same or Different Reality v Fantasy
(Treasures Activity 2)

Super Why StoryBook Creator
(PBS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme Connections
Curriculum Links Resources
Students will take photos to learn about the plants and animals in different habitats. They can create their own habitat. Research - Plum Landing Habitats
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Notes
Standards Resources
Common Core Standard: MD L5.b Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

Technology Standard:3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills.
Hop Opposites
Synonym Sam's Lab
SuperWhy's MatchUp
Common Core Standard:Enduring Understanding:
Creatures come in all shapes and sizes.

MD L5.a Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

Technology Standard: 3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills.
Slideshow
Activity 1 - Insects
Activity 2 - Animal Sizes
Activity 1 - Ocean Animals
Activity 2 -Appearance of Animals
Kidspiration Classify and Write a Fact
Common Core Standard:

MD RL7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear

Technology Standard: 3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills.
SuperWhy
Storybook Creator - Change words to change the picture and story
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.
Sounds Like W
Nonsense Words
Week 1 Day 1
Common Core Standard: RI.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.
Technology Standard: 3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills.
Kidspiration Compare and Contrast Sea Creatures
Common Core Standard: W8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. W7 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
Technology Standard:3.A.1.a. Explore and use teacher selected technology tools to learn new and reinforce new skills.
Enchanted Learning Dinosaur Research
Dinosaur Notes Kidspiration
Dinosaur Train Field Guide
Dinosaur Research Project Option
Common Core Standard: SL.K Parictipates in collaborative conversation with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and text with peers abnd 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 Streaming "The Beetle"
"Coral Reef are Homes to Many Creatures"
"Discover Learning Fish"

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2014