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Thematic Unit 1

Casey Garrison
Thematic Unit
Ivy Tech Community College

InTASC Standards Rationale Page

Thematic Unit 2
Standard #7: Planning for Instruction
The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by
drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as
well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
Name: Thematic Unit
Date: January 29th, 2016
Course: EDUC 255 Multicultural Teaching
Brief Description: This is a thematic planning page designed for a kindergarten class. I am using
the book If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff to demonstrate food to
kindergarteners. I am going to be teaching the kids appropriateness with food.
Rationale: To show my knowledge of the InTacs standard #7 I have selected If You Give a Cat a
Cupcake to show kindergarteners the relationship of food and animals. I have chosen this book
because it is easy for kids at a young age to realize the moral of the story.

Draw a picture of a cat
with a cupcake

Language Arts:
Read the book If
You Give a Cat a
Cupcake and then
determine if a cat
should have a
cupcake in real life

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Theme: Food


Make a song/poem and rhyme
words with cat

If You Give a Cat a

Social Studies:
Retell the story in events
from first to last

By: Laura Numeroff
HarperCollins, 2008


Talk about what would happen
if you did give a cat a cupcake
what would happen

Count how many times in the
book the word Cat is used

Language Arts
Indiana Standard: K.SL.3.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

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K.RL.1Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Social Studies
K.1.3 Identify and order events that takes place in a sequence.
K.3.1 Use words related to location, direction and distance, including here/there,
over/under, left/right, above/below, forward/backward and between.
K.NS.5: Count up to 20 objects arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle.
Count up to 10 objects in a scattered configuration. Count out the number of
objects, given a number from 1 to 20
K.DA.1: Identify, sort, and classify objects by size, number, and other attributes.
Identify objects that do not belong to a particular group and explain the reasoning
K.1.2 Identify and explain possible uses for an object based on its properties and
compare these uses with other students’ ideas
K.3.2 Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body
covering, size, weight, color and the way they move
K.W.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or
gather information from provided sources to answer a question
K.4.1 Create and play a simple rhythmic pattern with teacher guidance using body
percussion or classroom instruments
K.RI.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a
K.1.3 Identify simple images and subject matter in works of art