Beacon Unit Plan Library

Going to Grandma's

Sandi King
Beacon Learning Center (Bay District Schools)

Description

This literature-based integrated unit uses both fiction and nonfiction to explore modes of transportation and how things move. All five of the components of effective reading instruction are taught. Seven books plus an online book are included as part of this unit. Students learn from their active involvement in the varied activities. Because of the reading standards addressed in this unit, it is best taught near the end of the school year. This unit would make a meaningful, fun-filled conclusion to students’ kindergarten experience.

Questions

How do things move?
Why are different modes of transportation important?

Duration

The planned duration of this activity is 10 days.

Associated Files

Unit Plan Overview (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Diagnostic Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 1 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 2 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 3 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment 4 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Formative Assessment Checklist (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Asessment Records (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Parent Letter (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Centers Round 1 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Centers Round 2 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Effective Reading Instruction (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

A Visit With Grandma 1 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

A Visit With Grandma 2 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

A Visit With Grandma 3 (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

How Do You Get to School?
How do your students get to school? Through this literature-based lesson, students learn that different things move at different speeds as they explore basic modes of transportation.

Go Far in a Car
Traveling in a car can take you near or far. Through this literature-based lesson, students learn about rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation.

Take a Plane or a Train
Is there more to learn about transportation? Through this literature-based lesson, students review rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation.

How Does it Move?
How do objects move? Through this literature-based lesson, students review using illustrations and phonetic principles to understand words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore how forms of transportation move.

Pilots, Drivers, and Captains
Who makes the transportation go? Through this literature-based lesson, students review rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation and transportation related jobs.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Have you wondered how many workers are needed to move people and cargo? Through this literature-based lesson, students review rhyming words, that different things move at different speeds, and vocabulary as they explore transportation and transportation related jobs.

Are We There Yet?
This is the review lesson for the unit, Going to Grandma’s. Using the Formative Assessment Checklist and all completed summative assessments, the teacher reinforces skills and concepts using the activities from this lesson.

Web Links

Students interact with rhyming words as they use this poem to explore various modes of transportation children use to visit their grandmas. Audio is available for this online book.
A Visit With Grandma
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