Informational Life Science: “Parts of a Plant” (Main Idea & Diagrams)
1st Grade• 1 Hour Lesson
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Subject: ELA, Informational
CCSS: RI.1.2 & RI.1.5
Skills: Main Idea, Key Details, Text Features (Diagrams)
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencils, chart paper or whiteboard, & document camera or interactive whiteboard for displaying text
Printable Resources: Required: copies of informational text, “The Parts of a Plant,” by Jennifer Kaul (1 copy per student) Optional: printable “Exit Slip” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1 hour ELA lesson plan using an Informational Life Science text, “The Parts of a Plant,” by Jennifer Kaul. Your students will use close reading comprehension techniques ( RI.1.2 & RI.1.5) identify the topic of a text, retell key details and create diagrams of a plant. Students will identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. In addition they will ask and answer questions about key details in a text. They will also create and label a diagram that supports an informational text.
It addresses First Grade Life Science NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). LS1.A: Structure and Function All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Informational Life Science: “Parts of a Plant”. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicated content.