Grade 1 Lesson Plans

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GR1-01 - Caps for Sale - Landscape Collage
This lesson can be run before or after reading the story “Caps for Sale”; however, the lesson assume that the teacher will read the story to the students after they complete their art.

GR1-02 - Caps for Sale - Pezzo's Dreams
This lesson is designed to draw on students’ creativity. It can be differentiated depending on student writing and verbal abilities.

GR1-03 - Caps for Sale - Pin the Cap on the Monkey
Although this lesson does not align with Common Core academic standards for Grade 1, it is an exercise in teamwork.

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GR1-04 - More Caps for Sale - Create Your Own Monkey Friend
This lesson is designed for students to express themselves artistically and describe their work in writing.

GR1-05 - More Caps for Sale - Write a Story about Your Monkey Friend
This lesson is designed for students to expand on their artistic creations from the previous lessons.

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GR1-06 - Mindful Monkeys - "So What?" Narrative
This lesson can be differentiated depending on student writing and verbal abilities.

GR1-07 - Mindful Monkeys - So What Illustration
Students should use their own writing as the inspiration for their illustration. Students can work individually or with partners, particularly in cases where the predictions for the story are similar.

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GR1-08 - Circus Caps for Sale - There's Nobody Else Like You
The book “Circus Caps” can be read independently by students or as a large group. Students who struggle with writing can share their thinking verbally with the teacher or classmates or can stick to a visual representation of their unique traits.

GR1-09 - Circus Caps for Sale - Class Circus!
This lesson is designed to help each student find a unique role to fill in the classroom. It is an offshoot of Lesson #8 in which students identify what makes them unique.

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