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Basic Unit Template

Grade:

1st

Subject/content
area
Title of Unit

Informational writing/English

Goals/Objectives

How to grow pumpkins.


Write an informational brochure.

Standards

W.1.1, 1.2, 1.3,


RI. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10

Mentor Texts:
Readings
Writings (your
models)
Necessary
Resources:
(worksheets,
people,
manipulatives,
etc.)
Technology
activities in unit

Pumpkin Pumpkin, By Jeanne Titherington


Pattys Pumpkin Patch, By Terri Sloat
Seasons Fall By, Kay Barnham
Too Many Pumpkins By, Linda White
Watch u-tube video on How to grow Pumpkin Libby Pumpkins
Have A Pumpkin Farmer visit
Visit to Hillview Pumpkin Patch
Grow Pumpkin plants
Write a How to piece.
u-tube video

Procedures
1. Hook: how to establish the focus of the unit
A visit from a pumpkin farmer
2. Procedure of lessons: what lessons should be taught first?
* What is a Brochure
*How to write a brochure
*text feature (title, heading, subheading, pictures, bold words, text boxes)
* Writing an informational piece on the description of a pumpkin
*Editing and revision
3. Outcomes: what should students know and be able to do at the end of unit?
Students will know all the step to writing an informational brochure
4. Writings: what writing practices will students do by end of unit
*practice informational pieces
*choose one for publication
5. Summative Assessment: what will the final assessment look like?
Projects?
Have a Brochure
Objective
Writing:
portfolio, on demand, writing to learn, writing to demonstrate learning,
authentic writing
6. Final projects/culminating activities/events

Visit Hillview pumpkin patch

Reflection:
What do you expect to happen in the unit?
*have a better understanding of informational writing
Purpose of the unit?
*to develop the skills necessary to write an publish an informational brochure.

LESSON 1
Basic Lesson Template #1
Grade:

1ST

Subject/content area

Introduction of lesson

Title of lesson

How to grow Pumpkins

Goal/Objective

To introduce the students to the informative writing process

Standards

W.1.2
RI.1.5

Mentor Text:
Reading
Writing (your models)
Necessary Resources:
(worksheets, people,
manipulatives, etc.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=2WOrSPxegiw&feature=player_embedded
Graphic organizer

Technology

Computer/u-tube
Smart board
Procedures

1. Focus/Bell Work/Hook: how do you plan to get the students attention and focus on the
topic/content?
*u-tube video How to grow pumpkins Libby Pumpkins
2. Introduction of concept/goals/standards
*u-tube video on pumpkin farming
*introduce them to different types of informational writings
*point out the text features of each information piece
*start graphic organizer to develop their ideas
3. Steps of the lesson: whole group, small group, individual work and expectations for
each step
*whole group introduction
*whole group informational writing
*small group graphic organizer
4. Writing:
*To write a piece about what they watched in the video
*to write down information farmer talked about
5. Assessment: how to you plan to assess if students did accomplish the goals of the
lesson?
*By their writings
Where does this lesson fit in the series of lessons in your unit?

*This will be the introduction to the unit


What concepts do students need before this lesson?
*The understanding of what they watched on the video
What are next steps? How does this lesson prepare students for whats next?
*to review in step of how to grow a pumpkin
*to visit the pumpkin patch
*to complete a how to sheet
Reflection:
what do you expect to happen in the lesson, why?
*expect them to be able to tell in writing or pictures the step of growing a pumpkin or the
life sequence of a pumpkin
*to be able to put their thoughts into words or drawings
Purpose of the lesson?
*To show them different informational pieces
*to show them steps such as first, second, then and last
*sequence the life cycle of a pumpkin

LESSON 2
Basic Lesson Template #2
Grade:

1ST

Subject/content area

Introduction to pumpkin farmer and his information on growing


and caring for pumpkins

Title of lesson

How to grow Pumpkins

Goal/Objective

To introduce the students to the informative writing process with


drawing and writing.

Standards

W.1.2
RI.1.5

Mentor Text:
Reading
Writing (your models)
Necessary Resources:
(worksheets, people,
manipulatives, etc.)

Reading the book Pumpkin Pumpkin by, Jeanne Titherington


Visit from pumpkin farmer
Do a work sheet about pumpkin facts

Technology
Smart board
Procedures
1. Focus/Bell Work/Hook: how do you plan to get the students attention and focus on the
topic/content?
*Pumpkin farmer comes to visit
2. Introduction of concept/goals/standards
*introduce them to different types of informational writings
*point out the text features of each information piece
*start graphic organizer to develop their ideas
3. Steps of the lesson: whole group, small group, individual work and expectations for
each step
*whole group introduction
*small group discussions over what farmer went over and the step he took to grow a
pumpkin
4. Writing:
*to write down in steps information farmer talked about
5. Assessment: how to you plan to assess if students did accomplish the goals of the
lesson?
*how they do on the facts about a pumpkin work sheet

Where does this lesson fit in the series of lessons in your unit?
*This will be the second day lesson of the unit
What concepts do students need before this lesson?
*The understanding of what they were told by the farmer and the book we read
*review what the farmer talked about
*review what we read about
What are next steps? How does this lesson prepare students for whats next?
*to visit the pumpkin patch
Reflection:
what do you expect to happen in the lesson, why?
*expect them to be able to tell write and draw pictures of the life sequence of a pumpkin
*to be able to put their thoughts into words or drawings
Purpose of the lesson?
*To show them different informational pieces
*sequence the life cycle of a pumpkin

LESSON 3
Basic Lesson Template #3
Grade:

1ST

Subject/content area

Visit to the pumpkin patch

Title of lesson

How to grow Pumpkins

Goal/Objective

To introduce the students to the informative writing process with


drawing and writing.

Standards

W.1.2
RI.1.5

Mentor Text:
Reading
Writing (your models)
Necessary Resources:
(worksheets, people,
manipulatives, etc.)

Read about Pattys Pumpkin Patch By Teri Sloat


Visit to the pumpkin patch

Technology

Procedures
1. Focus/Bell Work/Hook: how do you plan to get the students attention and focus on the
topic/content?
*visit to pumpkin patch
2. Introduction of concept/goals/standards
*introduce them to different types of informational writings
*point out the text features of each information piece
*start graphic organizer to develop their ideas
3. Steps of the lesson: whole group, small group, individual work and expectations for
each step
Whole group
4. Writing:
5. Assessment: how to you plan to assess if students did accomplish the goals of the

lesson?
Where does this lesson fit in the series of lessons in your unit?
*This will be the third day lesson of the unit
What concepts do students need before this lesson?
*The understanding of how a pumpkin patch works
What are next steps? How does this lesson prepare students for whats next?
*grow pumpkin plants
*it teaches them sequencing (first second then and last)
Reflection:
what do you expect to happen in the lesson, why?
*expect them to be able to write and draw pictures of the life cycle of a pumpkin
*to be able to put their thoughts into words or drawings
Purpose of the lesson?
*To show them different informational pieces
*sequence the life cycle of a pumpkin

LESSON 4
Basic Lesson Template #4
Grade:
1ST
Subject/content area

Introduction to pumpkin farmer and his information on growing


and caring for pumpkins

Title of lesson

How to grow Pumpkins

Goal/Objective

To introduce the students to the informative writing process with


drawing and writing.

Standards

W.1.2
RI.1.5

Mentor Text:
Reading
Writing (your models)
Necessary Resources:
(worksheets, people,
manipulatives, etc.)

Reading the book Pumpkin Pumpkin by, Jeanne Titherington


Visit from pumpkin farmer
Do a work sheet about pumpkin facts

Technology
Smart board
Procedures
1. Focus/Bell Work/Hook: how do you plan to get the students attention and focus on
the topic/content?
*Pumpkin farmer comes to visit
2. Introduction of concept/goals/standards
*introduce them to different types of informational writings
*point out the text features of each information piece
*start graphic organizer to develop their ideas
3. Steps of the lesson: whole group, small group, individual work and expectations
for each step
*whole group introduction
*small group discussions over what farmer went over and the step he took to

grow a pumpkin
4. Writing:
*how to paper
5. Assessment: how to you plan to assess if students did accomplish the goals of the
lesson?
*from how to paper
Where does this lesson fit in the series of lessons in your unit?
*This will be the fourth day lesson of the unit
What concepts do students need before this lesson?
*The information we were told by the farmer and the book we read
*review what the farmer talked about
*review what we read about
What are next steps? How does this lesson prepare students for whats next?
*to visit the pumpkin patch
Reflection:
what do you expect to happen in the lesson, why?
*expect them to be able to tell write and draw pictures of the life sequence of a pumpkin
*to be able to put their thoughts into words or drawings
Purpose of the lesson?
*To show them different informational pieces
*sequence the life cycle of a pumpkin

LESSON 5
Basic Lesson Template #5
Grade:
1ST
Subject/content area

Introduction to pumpkin farmer and his information on growing


and caring for pumpkins

Title of lesson

How to grow Pumpkins

Goal/Objective

To introduce the students to the informative writing process with


drawing and writing.

Standards

W.1.2
RI.1.5

Mentor Text:
Reading
Writing (your models)
Necessary Resources:
(worksheets, people,
manipulatives, etc.)

Reading the book Pumpkin Pumpkin by, Jeanne Titherington


Bring in sample brochures
Work on brochure

Technology
Smart board
Procedures
1. Focus/Bell Work/Hook: how do you plan to get the students attention and focus on
the topic/content?
*Pumpkin farmer comes to visit
2. Introduction of concept/goals/standards
*introduce them to different types of informational writings
*point out the text features of each information piece
*start graphic organizer to develop their ideas
3. Steps of the lesson: whole group, small group, individual work and expectations for

each step
*whole group introduction
*small group discussions over what farmer went over and the step he took to grow
a pumpkin
4. Writing:
*how to paper
5. Assessment: how to you plan to assess if students did accomplish the goals of the
lesson?
*from how to paper
Where does this lesson fit in the series of lessons in your unit?
*This will be the fourth day lesson of the unit
What concepts do students need before this lesson?
*The information we were told by the farmer and the book we read
*review what the farmer talked about
*review what we read about
What are next steps? How does this lesson prepare students for whats next?
*to visit the pumpkin patch
Reflection:
what do you expect to happen in the lesson, why?
*expect them to be able to tell write and draw pictures of the life sequence of a pumpkin
*to be able to put their thoughts into words or drawings
Purpose of the lesson?
*To show them different informational pieces
*sequence the life cycle of a pumpkin