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Students in grades 1-2 use Jan Brett's Hedgie's Surprise for a Readers Theatre experience.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 1


1 to2 | Lesson



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Update Standards?

3.1.5: Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Connect learning to community issues.

3.1.5: Fine Arts Theatre and Dance Curriculum Framework

Express and compare personal reactions to theatrical art forms.

3.1.5: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Demonstrate confidence in discussing theatre vocabulary, activities and performances.

3.1.5: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Identify and describe how foreground, middle ground, and background are used to create the illusion of space.

3.1.5: District of Columbia Health Education Standards

List factors that contribute to healthy physical growth and make each one of us unique.

3.1.5: District of Columbia Physical Education Standards

Jump rope, turning the rope forward as well as backward, while moving.

3.1.5: Indiana's Academic Standards for Science

Observe and describe how light is absorbed, changes its direction, is reflected back and passes through objects. Observe and describe that a shadow results when light cannot pass through an object.

3.1.5: Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness

Recognize times when it might be important to seek health care.

3.1.5: Indiana's Academic Standards Social Studies

Create simple timelines that identify important events in various regions of the state.

3.1.5: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Locate and discuss art present in the local community and beyond such as town monuments, architecture, stained glass, sculpture, murals, and advertisements.

3.1.5: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Follow the cues of a conductor.

3.1.5: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Demonstrate knowledge of grade-level-appropriate words to speak specifically about different issues.

3.1.5: Louisiana PreK-Grade 12 Social Studies

Categorize landmarks as state and national

3.1.5: Maryland State Curriculum for English Grades 9-12

The student will create effective media presentations that use visuals and/or sound and appropriate technology to present a particular point of view on a topic or idea.

3.1.5: Maryland English Core Learning Goals

The student will incorporate subjects, predicates, and modifiers when composing original sentences.

3.1.5: Maine Federal, State, and Local Accountability Standards - Science and Technology

Students describe the various cycles, physical and biological forces and processes, position in space, energy transformations, and human actions that affect the short-term and long-term changes to the Earth.

3.1.5: Social Studies High School Content Expectations v.10.07

Use case studies or examples to examine tensions between the three branches of government (e.g., powers of the purse and impeachment, advise and consent, veto power, and judicial review).

3.1.5: Social Studies High School Content Expectations v.10.07

Comparing Economic Systems – Using the three basic economic questions (e.g., what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce), compare and contrast a socialist (command) economy (such as North Korea or Cuba) with the Capitalist as a mixed, free market system of the United States.

3.1.5: North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards

Use control in static and dynamic balance activities (e.g., using balance board, walking on a balance beam)

3.1.5: North Dakota Social Studies Content Standards

Construct time lines (i.e. periods in their own lives and the lives of their family members)
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