Weekly Overview

Knowledge Overview

Weekly Topics

  • The focus of this week’s instruction is to understand the importance of seeds and plants and to learn about deciduous and evergreen trees.

Materials Needed

  • Student Packet for Independent Work
  • pencil
  • crayons/markers
    • Note: You will need crayons for each student in the following colors: dark brown, light brown, dark green, light green, red, blue, and yellow for the end of week assessment

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 6: In this lesson, students will explain that seeds are the beginning of new plants,   explain that some plants produce fruit to hold seeds, compare and contrast fruits and seeds of different plants, and identify the parts of specific plants that are eaten by people.
  • LESSON 7: In this lesson, students will identify the parts of specific plants that are eaten by people, explain that seeds are the beginning of new plants, and demonstrate familiarity with the tall tale “Johnny Appleseed”.
  • LESSON 8: In this lesson, students will explain that deciduous trees are one type of plant that loses its leaves in the fall and becomes dormant in the winter, compare and contrast deciduous and evergreen trees, and identify how deciduous trees are important to people and nature.
  • LESSON 9: In this lesson, students will explain that evergreen trees are one type of plant that stays green all year and does not become dormant in the winter and compare and contrast deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • LESSON 10: In this lesson, students will identify things that plants provide to people: oxygen, food, and important products.

Skills Overview

Weekly Topics

The focus of this week's instruction is to review foundational reading skills by:

  • Reviewing initial and final blends/clusters
  • Reviewing CCVC/CVCC/CCVCC word reading
  • Reviewing the Tricky Word: are
  • Reading the decodable stories: Kit’s Hats, Kit’s Cats, and Kit’s Mom

Materials Needed

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Whiteboard
  • Dry erase markers
  • Student Print Packet
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Tape
  • Computer/Projector
  • Large Cards for  ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘t’, ‘d’, ‘c’, ‘k’, ‘g’, ‘s’, ‘z’, ‘p’, ‘b’, ‘w’, ‘j’, ‘y’, ‘x’, ‘i’, ‘e’, ‘a’, ‘u’, ‘o’
  • Sound Cards  26 (pans)

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1: In this lesson, students will complete a short vowel sounds and sound/spelling review, a review of a tricky spelling, and participate in a partner reading of “Kit’s Hats”.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will complete a short vowel sounds and sound/spelling review, a dictation review activity, watch the teacher demonstrate reading “Kit’s Mom”, and then participate in a small group reading of “Kit’s Mom”.
  • LESSON 3: In this lesson, students will complete a short vowel sounds and sound/spelling review, be introduced to rhyming words, complete a chaining activity, and participate in a small group reading activity.
  • LESSON 4: In this lesson, students will complete a short vowel sounds and sound/spelling review, a dictation review activity, watch the teacher demonstrate reading “Kit’s Pants”, and then participate in a small group reading of “Kit’s Pants”.
  • LESSON 5: In this lesson, students will complete a short vowel sounds and sound/spelling review, a spelling activity, watch the teacher demonstrate reading “Mumps”, and participate in a small group reading. Students will also complete an end of the week quick assessment today in

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks:

Knowledge Alternative Video Links

The links in this document are for users who cannot access the links in the lesson plans.