Topic14: The Big Race (Lesson 14)
What clues help you figure out why events happen?
To make conclusions.

Common Core Standards
RL.1.2 Retell stories, include key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson
RL.1.3 Describe characters, setting, and major events in the story, using key details
RI.1.5 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in the text
RF.1.3c Know final -e and common value team conventions for representing long vowel sounds
L.1.1a Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present and future
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
1.3.1 Different events, people, problems and ideas make up my community's history.

Suggested Student Objectives
SW retell story putting events in correct sequential order
SW tell about the character lesson learned
SW choose correct verb tense (past and present)
SW write a report about an animal with a topic sentence, supporting details and closing sentence
SW blend words following that follow the medial long /a/ CVCe pattern.

Suggested Additional Readings:
Hound and Hare (Rotraut, Susanne Berner)
Sports! Sports! Sports! :A Poetry Collection (selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins)
A Winning Goal (by Laurie Calkhoven)
Ice (Arthur Geisert)

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Activities
Using magnetic letters, teacher will dictate words that follow the medial long /a/ CVCe pattern. Students will form that word with letters.
Score writing based upon a topic sentence, supporting details and a closing sentence that correctly relate the to the chosen animal.

Assessments
Spelling and Journey's Lesson 14 Weekly assessments.
Score writing based upon a topic sentence, supporting details and a closing sentence that correctly relate the to the chosen animal.


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