Grade 1 Unit 2
Big Idea: Author’s utilize the relationship among characters to reflect the importance of community.
Over the course of the next few weeks, students will be exploring text in the reading and writing workshop. Through the pairing of fiction and non-fiction books on related topics, this unit builds on the students’ understanding of how relationships are important to the reading community. They will realize that strong characters are what makes a strong community and they will understand the importance of being part of a community that works together.
Throughout the unit, we will reflect upon the Habits of Mind and the academic and personal behaviors attributed to successful people.
Students will respond to text based questions through reading responses. Students will discover how characters help each other and the reasons for which they do. They will share their thoughts in discussions with their peers as well as through written responses using text based evidence.