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1st Grade ELA Parent Guide
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This parent guide supports parents in helping their child at home with 1st Grade ELA content. Within the folder you will access Parent Guide PDFs in FIVE Languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Spanish, and Vietnamese to help on-going communication with caregivers. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Curriculum
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Author:
Rachel Wright Junio
Date Added:
04/25/2023
1st Grade ELA Teacher Guides (Units 1-6)
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These resources accompany our Rethink 1st Grade ELA course. They include ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Date Added:
08/18/2023
1st Grade ELA- Unit #5 Speaking and Listening
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This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This unit is aligned to the NC Standards for 1st Grade ELA. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Presentation
Unit of Study
Vocabulary
Author:
Rachel Wright Junio
Date Added:
04/25/2023
Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things
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In this lesson, students will write free-verse acrostic poems about themselves using the letters of their names to begin each line. They then write an additional acrostic poem about something that is important to them. After proofreading, both poems are recopied or typed and illustrated and then mounted on construction paper for display. Several opportunities for sharing and peer review are incorporated.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
LEARN NC
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Awareness of Alliteration: Enhancing Writing Through Mentor Texts
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In this lesson, students will use mentor texts and will construct a definition of alliteration. Using these texts as models, students experiment with creating alliterative sentences.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Jennifer Neff, Master of Science in Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bingo! Using Environmental Print to Practice Reading
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In this form of Bingo, instead of using chips to mark off numbers on a playing card students use recognizable signs, logos, and labels as part of a game that promotes literacy learning. By playing this form of Bingo, emerging readers in kindergarten and first grade are encouraged to practice their reading skills using a variety of environmental print materials.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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International Literacy Association
Author:
Jennifer Prior, Maureen Gerard
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip
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Students begin by accessing prior knowledge through an initial writing activity. Ensuing discussions, read-alouds, and the creation of a picture dictionary "take students to the moon," while further building their vocabulary. Students use an online Alphabet Organizer to complete a final writing activity, which they compare to the writing they did during the first session.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Author:
Emily Manning, Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D., Denise Haunstetter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book Buddy Biographies: Intermediate and Primary Students Working Together
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Book Buddies is a program which pairs up a child from a primary class and a child from an intermediate class. In this lesson, students create a personalized biography for their reading buddy as a great way to break the ice when Book Buddies meet for the first time. Students brainstorm questions they can ask to get to know their Book Buddy. Then they use the questions to interview their Book Buddies. They write a biography of their new friend and publish it using an online tool.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Waibel
Date Added:
02/26/2019
CS Fundamentals 2.3: Sequencing with Angry Birds
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Using characters from Angry Birds, students will develop sequential algorithms to move a bird from one side of a maze to the pig at the other side. To do this they will stack code blocks together in a linear sequence.

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Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Code.org
Provider Set:
CS Fundamentals 2019-2020
Date Added:
09/09/2019
Casting Shadows Across Literacy and Science
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Students discuss literature on shadows. Teachers use questioning techniques to probe prior knowledge. Students begin to explore scientific concepts and develop and test hypotheses. After studying shadows, recording observations of shadows, and hearing poetry about shadows, students create their own poetic response incorporating their knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Author:
Deborah Ann Jensen, Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Choosing One Word: Summarizing Shel Silverstein’s “Sick”
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In this lesson, students will read Shel Silverstein's "Sick" aloud, students summarize the poem and count the words in their summary. They then summarize the poem again, using only one word. Students explain their choices and discuss the various words offered as a summary. The class then chooses the one word that best represents what is happening in the poem. Finally, students read a second poem, individually or in small groups, and summarize it using only one word.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Storm Fink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting
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In this lesson, students complete two prewriting activities, one on brainstorming ideas using story maps, and one on creating beginnings of stories. They then work on two collaborative-writing activities in which they draft an "oversized" story on chart paper. Each student works individually to read what has been written before, adds the "next sentence," and passes the developing story on to another student. The story is passed from student to student until the story is complete. In a later lesson Collaborative Stories 2: Revising, the story is revised by the groups.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Collaborative Stories 2: Revising
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In this lesson, using a story which has been written collaboratively, students engage in a whole-group revising process by having each student add a sentence at a time. The teacher leads this shared-revising activity to help students consider story content. Students begin by reading their collaborative story and then discuss ways of making changes. Then, after revisions have been made, they reread the story as a group. Finally, students come to a consensus on a title for their story.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating a Community
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For this lesson, students participate in group discussions about learning, identify and agree on classroom goals and needs, and refer to established goals on a long-term basis in variety of ongoing classroom events and activities.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
03/01/2017
Creating Question and Answer Books through Guided Research
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In this lesson, students will use KWL charts and interactive writing as key components of organizing information. As a class, students list what they know about insects, prompted by examining pictures in an insect book. Students them pose questions they have about insects, again using picture books as a visual prompt. Students then search for answers to the questions they have posed, using Websites, read-alouds, and easy readers. Periodic reviews of gathered information become the backdrop to ongoing inquiry, discussion, reporting, and confirming information. The lesson culminates with the publishing of a collaborative question and answer book which reports on information about the chosen topic, with each student contributing one page to the book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Doing Our Jobs
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In this lesson, students will learn that there are rules to be followed or jobs to be done in the classroom. Students will also learn how to listen and speak to others.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Lesson Plans
Author:
Utah LessonPlans
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Hey Diddle, Diddle! Generating Rhymes for Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction
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In this lesson, shared reading, guided reading, and small, cooperative-group instruction are used in a first-grade classroom to informally assess students' ability to demonstrate awareness of rhyme or other visual similarities in words. Students practice matching rhyming words using picture cards and apply phonological awareness—hearing rhyme—to analogy-based phonics (i.e., an ability to decode unknown words by identifying words with similar visual structure). Students use online resources to increase phonological awareness through rhyme.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Gigi Bohm
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research
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In this unit, students will begin their inquiry by comparing fiction and nonfiction books about animals, using a Venn diagram. They will list things they want to know about animals on a chart. As a class, students will vote on an animal to research. They will revise their question list, and then research the animal using prompts from an online graphic organizer. After several sessions of research, students will revisit their original questions and evaluate the information they have gathered. Finally, students will revise and edit their work and prepare to present their findings to an authentic audience.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Devon Hamner
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Learning Vocabulary Down By the Bay
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In this lesson, students will use a popular children's song that contains several high-frequency vocabulary words to assist in recognizing, reading, writing, and using the words in several contexts. Students sing the song repeatedly, while following along with a picture book that contains the lyrics and illustrations. They are then encouraged to participate in several hands-on activities to reinforce learning of the vocabulary words.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Melissa Weimer
Date Added:
02/26/2019