Topic: How Leopard Got His Spots (Lesson 12)
Why is the order of events important to the story?
Sequence of events

Common Core Standards
RL.1.2 Retell stories, include key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson
RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text
RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
RF.1.3a Know the spelling sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
L.1.1b Use common, proper and possessive nouns.
W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic and provide some sense of closure.
4.L.3.1c In order to survive in their environment, plants and animals must be adapted to that environment.

Suggested Student Objectives
SW retell story events in order.
SW be able to justify the story's ending.
SW blend and read words that include the 'tch' and 'ch' clusters.
SW compare and contrast characters and actions in this selection with the characters and actions in another fable.

Suggested Additional Readings:
Rain, Rain, Rain Forest (Guiberson, Brenda Z.)
Jaguar in the Rain Forest (Ryder, Joanne)
Face to Face with Leopards (Joubert, Beverly)
Twist in the Tail : Animal Stories from Around the World (Hoffman, Mary)

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Activities
Using magnetic letters, teacher will dictate words with 'ch' and 'tch' digraphs sounds to students. Students will form that word with letters.
Student will take the sequence of events data from practice workbook 162 and write a paragraph using the words first, next and last.

Assessments
Spelling and Journey's Lesson 12 Weekly assessments.
Practice workbook p.162

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