Topic: Sea Animals (Lesson 11)
Why does an author write a story (purpose)?
Compare and Contrast

Common Core Standards
RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two indivuals, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.
RL.1.10 With prompting and support read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
RF.1.2b Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds including consonant blends.
L.1.1b Use common, proper and possessive nouns.
W.1.2 Write informational/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
4.L3.1a Each animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

Suggested Student Objectives
SW blend 'th' digraph with short medial vowel and consonant.
SW write short paragraph that informs
SW identify author's purpose from this selection as informational text
SW identify proper nouns and capitalize correctly
SW blend and read words with digraph 'th'.

Suggested Additional Readings:
Four Seasons for Animals (Extending the Common Core Standards)
In the Sea (Elliot, David)
Sea Critters (Earle, Sylvia A.)

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Activities
Using magnetic letters, teacher will dictate one words with 'th' digraph and a medial short vowel sound to students. Students will form that word with letters and then make rhyming words following the pattern.

Assessments
Spelling and Journey's Lesson 11 Weekly assessments.
Practice workbook p.148

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