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Media Orientation:
Lesson 1

Big Idea Topic: Media Orientation & Pirate Code & How to Care for books
Performance Task: Listen to Prezi on rules, act out rules, look at actual damaged books
Learning Objectives: Students will review the media rules,
PB/ Folktale:Mermaid and the Shoe , The Skeleton Pirate [ if time Pirates Don't Change Diapers]
Cultural Diversity: Fractured Tale -LIttle Mermaid [ Hans Christian Andersen]/ Nordic
Differentiated: storytelling, technology[ prezi/ video]
Technology: - created prezi on media rules w/ pirate tie in

Kinesthetic: Pirate song with motions
Lesson Link

LAFS.1.SL.1.1 a- Follow agreed-upon rules ...
Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Co

Quarter 1
Lesson 2
Big Idea Topic: Compare two folktales from different countries
Learning Objective: Compare the character, setting and plot Little Red Riding Hood with Lon Po Po
Performance Task: Listen to the story, using numbered heads match the illustration to the right story,
Folktale: Lon Po Po [Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood], Traditional LIttle Red [Germany]
Wolves- Gibbons and Dahl [ nonfiction],- next week
Character, Setting, Plot game ; Wolf Trivia Power Point next week
Cultural Diversity: Folktales Chinese & German Differentiated: storytelling, use of illustrations Kagan- numbered heads for fact/ fiction - wolves trivia
LAFS 1RI3 - Key Ideas and Details: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, or pieces of information in a text.
LAFS 1RI 3.9 - Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Identify basic similarities in and differences in between two text on the same topic.
LAFS1RL7- Use of Illustrations and details in a story to describe character, setting and events.
LAFS 1RL1.3 Describe characters, settings and major events in a story, using key details.
  • Orginal Red Riding Hood
  • to Lon PoPo - the Chinese Version
Red Riding Hood Song to if your happy and you know it - with characters Similar / Differnent Characters - with wolf puppet
Wolf Trivia Numbered Heads
Lesson link

Lesson 3 & 4 & 5 [for 2nd and 1st grade] Parts of Books: & Parts of a Computer focus on call numbers and titles

Note: this lesson is a 3 session lesson:
  • Session 1 Whole Group Demo
  • Session 2 Centers [computer lab & table top]
  • Session 3 Centers [ repeat with groups switching activites]

Big Idea: I can understand the basic parts of a computer, and parts of a book, including ABC order and categories

Learning Objectives: Students will identify the main parts of a computer, and review the main parts of a book, including how ABC order helps categorize books.
Performance Task - watch videos , whole group demo of computer skill games, centers: both computer lab and table top.

Lesson Link - general computer basics
Intro to October Centers -general
1st Computer Session 1 [please view for 1st grade details]

1.Extension Work: Slogans in Advertising - like Titles in books - connect with Reading Poster contest, in centers review of last weeks Caldecott Books
2.Technology: smart board presentation of computer skill games, computer lab centers [see lesson link], videos
3 HIgher Level Thinking Skills: What message are we trying to sell with reading posters.

LA.1.LAFS.1.W.2.6, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.1.1.a, LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.3.7, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.2.5, LA.1.LAFS.1.L.3.5.b, LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.2.5

Cooperative Learning

Lesson 6 & 7
Note: this lesson is a 2 session lesson:
  • Session 1 Whole Group Storytelling Part 1 - Whole Class -Tagxedo Word Cloud with wolf facts
  • Session 2 Whole Group Storytelling Part 2- Create own tagxedo with frog facts [copy paste enclopedia article]

Big Idea: Compare two folktales [ traditional and fractured fairy tale] Compare Frog Facts from Fiction Frogs
Learning Objectives: students will compare and contrast similar fairytales and compare the fiction frog to frogs in nature [fact/ fiction]
Performance Task: listen to story,numbered heads whole group demo word clouds , computer lab - frog wordle

Lesson Link - frogs
Tagxedo Link - use wolf facts

1.Extention: NF Books- Wolves [links with previous lesson Wolf - did you know facts]
2.Technology- with help will make word clouds of wolves in group, word clouds of Frog on their own
3. Higher Level thinking skills - compare Frog Prince traditional with the Frog Prince Continued [ different POV]

Folktale: German folk tale :Part 1 -Traditional Frog Prince comare with fractured fairytale Frog Prince Continued: ,Part 2 - NF Book: Frog Song
Cultural Diversity: Folktale from Germany : or Iron Henry

LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.3.9, LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.2.6, LA.1.LAFS.1.W.2.6, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.2.5

Story Telling
Total Physical Response

Lesson Not used
NF: The Life Cycle of an Owl, Owls Gail Gibbons Folktale: Everything Maker - Iroquois Tale

Lesson 8 & 9
Note: this lesson is a 2 session lesson:
  • Session 1 Whole Group Storytelling Part 1 - Compare and Contrast Spider and Kwanzaa Folktales with reference review
  • Session 2 Whole Group = Part 2- Computer Centers keyboarding and mouse skills using spider theme

Big Idea: I can compare two folktales how they are alike and different.
Learning Objectives: Students will compare and contrast two similiar folktale and videos.
Performance Task: listen to story,videos , power point game, numbered heads on reference books, act out , computer lab - spider keyboarding

Lesson Link -
Makerspace - spider keyboarding

1..Technology- watch video, use online database, practice keyboarding and mouse skills
3. Higher Level thinking skills - comparing the two folktales - power point questions : What is the lesson of the folktales and the impossible task,
4. Kagan: numbered Heads

Folktale: German folk tale :Part 1 -Seven Spools of Thread and The Spider Weaver ,Part 2 - NF Book: Sneaky Spinning Baby Spider & Online Encycopedia article on Spider
Cultural Diversity: Folktale African
  • StandardsLA.1.LAFS.1.RL.3.9, LA.1.LAFS.1.W.2.6, LA.1.LAFS.1.W.3.8, LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.1.2, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.2.5
  • ESOL Computer-AssistedDrama/Role PlayingRealiaStory TellingTotal Physical Response

Quarter 2

Lesson 10
  • Whole Group Storytelling : Flossie & the Fox and Black History Month

Big Idea: I can understand how different groups of people [cultures] have their own stories.
Learning Objectives: Students with promting will make connections between ideas [fairness]
, individuals [tricksters] and events [ slavery & civil rights]
Performance Task: listen to story,song, kagan numbered heads video,
nonfiction stories on Martin Luther KIng Jr. and Diversity [ races around the world]

Lesson Link -

1.Extention:relate to Little Red Riding Hood - also trickster tales
2.Technology- video of What does the Fox Say [brain break]
3. Higher Level thinking skills - sly foxes really sly- also comparing the tricksters,
the courage of Flossie - relating courage to Dr. King - what is your dream
4. Kagan: numbered heads comparing tricksters and the characters

Folktale: African American Folktale Flossie and the Fox
NF connection: Biography Rookie Reader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cultural Diversity: African American

LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.3.9, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.1.1.b, LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.1.3,
LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.1.3, LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.1.2, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.2.5

Story Telling
Total Physical Response

Lesson 11
  • New Books / Fiction and Non Fiction

Big Idea: I can know parts of a book and that some books are fiction and some books are non-fiction.
Learning Objectives: Students with review parts of a book - while being introduced to new award wining both fiction and non fiction.
Performance Task: Watch a video on fiction/ non fiction game " Musical Books", computer online practice

**Lesson Link**

2.Technology- Video explaining Fiction/ Non Fiction
3. Higher Level thinking skills - categorize Fiction and Non Fiction
4. Kagan:

Part 2: Makerspace practice with Fiction/Non Fiction
Folktale: Love and Roast Chicken [South American folktale]
NF and if there is time the Nonfiction book "It's Disgusting and We Ate It."
Cultural Diversity: South America/ Peru

Standards 1st
LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.3.9, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.1.1.b, LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.1.3, LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.1.3, LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.1.2, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.2.5
Story Telling
Total Physical Response
Lesson 12 Where the Wild Things Are & Dr. Seuss
  • Illustrators/ Authors [picture books who broke the mold]
Big Idea: I will appreciate the work of illustrator /author Maurice Sendak and the Caldecott award.
Learning Objectives: Students will review the Caldecott winning book of Maurice Sendak and his contributions. Current Newbery and Caldecott winners will be introduced [age appropriate] and a review of the DDC system
Performance Task: storytelling, game and computer online practice creating wild animals.
**Lesson Link**

1.Extention: Non Fiction, Fiction and Easy - lessons from 1st sememster
2.Technology- online activitiy - brief video
3. Higher Level thinking skills - Is this Fiction or Nonfiction
4. Kagan:

Lesson 13
  • Irish Story Telling & Oral Histories/ Primary Sources
Big Idea: I will listen to an Irish Folktale and Interview a person from Ireland [primary source]
Learning Objectives: Students will appreciate a different culture by listenting to a folktale and then forming questions to interview a person from that country. Introduction to primary sources.
Performance Task: storytelling, song, video, interview, artifacts
Lesson Link: storytelling Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato
Lesson Link: primary sources
2.Technology- video
3. Higher Level thinking skills - primary vs. secondary sources; discover how a primary source brings authenticity to learning, realize the importance of their own story
4. Kagan: work in groups to come up with interview questions
LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.3.9, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.1.1.b, LA.1.LAFS.1.RL.2.5, LA.1.LAFS.1.RI.1.3, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.1.2, LA.1.LAFS.1.SL.2.4
Language Experience
Story Telling

Quarter 4
Lesson 14 & 15

  • Power Point Whole Group K- 2

Big Idea: I will create a power point [with my class] about books we are wild about.
Learning Objectives: Students will create in whole group a power point presentation using the following features: design, insert [photo, shape, audio] transitions and animations.
Performance Task: digital practice whole group - with power point, adding audio

[if students were absent for wild creature digital project - they will make this part up with assistant]

This lesson is in 2 parts:
  • whole group power point learning design features
  • adding audio to the presentation - narration practice

**Lesson Link**

1.Extention: Wild Creature Digital Project -last lesson
2.Technology- online activitiy - , record audio
3. Higher Level thinking skills - analyze how design factors enhance a presentation, also review their favorite type of books to read
4. Kagan: Random Group Selector - Numbered Heads to review Presentation Features

LA.1 LAFS. 1. W.2.6
LA.2 LAFS. 2. W. 2.6


Lesson 16 - Review of Keyboarding Skills Charades on fairy tale characters and media lesson books