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“Apples” Informational ELA Bundle & Geometry Math Bundle

1st Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

This ELA & Math bundle contains:


Using the picture book Apples, by Gail Gibbons, these 3 lessons teach your little ones to:

  • Segment 1: focus on using illustrations and details in a text in order to describe key ideas and complete a chart using adjectives to describe apples with a sentence frame
  • Segment 2: identify diagrams and their labels, as well as understand that labels give the reader information about the picture, draw a diagram of an apple and label it appropriately.
  • Segment 3: Write about what they have learned about apples


This bundle of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Geometry: attributes of two-dimensional shapes and creating composite shapes (1.G.A.1 & 1.G.A.2). Students will learn key geometry vocabulary, complete interactive math notes, participate in both guided and independent practice, enjoy a read aloud, and create a picture created from only shapes (composite shapes).

  • Segment 1: students will identify attributes of two-dimensional shapes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided).
  • Segment 2: students will distinguish between defining (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size). In addition they will create a t-chart and sort/draw objects by attribute.
  • Segment 3: students will distinguish between defining and non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size) of two-dimensional shapes. They will also build and draw shapes with defining attributes to create composite shapes.

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days