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    Grade 1 Inquiry Unit

    I Can Make a Difference — How can my actions make a difference?

    Big Ideas
    • responsibility
    • stewardship
    Curriculum Connections
    • science (living things, energy, consumption)

    Students explore the inquiry question by considering how we affect the environment in our daily actions. The texts reveal how personal actions can help maintain a healthy environment for living things, how to plan a classroom course of action for minimizing waste, and how to reduce personal energy consumption. Students will focus on choices they can make to positively affect the environment.


    Cover of 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World Read Aloud – 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

    Non-fiction: description, report
    This book presents 10 simple actions that readers can take to make a positive difference in the environment.

    Partner-Shared Reading Texts

    Opportunities for oral language activities and playful learning are woven throughout the unit as students discuss ways to create a healthy environment. They dramatize activities that can make a difference for the environment, draw, design, and use puppets to retell a story, and write a letter to the principal.

    Art for the Birds Art for the Birds
    Fiction: Narrative Realistic Story
    • 1 Big Book
    • 6 small book versions

    A group of students learn what they can do to help protect wild birds from flying into the windows of their classroom.


    How to Be an Eco Class How to Be an Eco Class
    Non-fiction: Persuasive Guide
    • 1 Big Book
    • 6 small book versions

    This guide was created by Mrs. Robertson's Grade 1 'Eco Class' to give tips to others about how to be an environmentally friendly class.

    Cover of I Can Make a Difference Audio CD Audio CD
    Audio CD with fluent readings of Art for the Birds and How to Be an Eco Class.

    Cover of I Can Make a Difference DVD DVD
    DVD digital versions of the two shared reading texts, Art for the Birds and How to Be an Eco Class.


    Cover of I Can Make a Difference Teaching Guide Teaching Guide — print and online

    Includes a unit plan-at-a-glance, strategies for introducing the inquiry, using each component, extending the inquiry, inquiry assessment, Oral Language Assessment Scale, book handling, Working with Words, as well as text type writing and rubric for letter writing.
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    714488064194284.000WPRDLSTYNNYYNNNNYYNNYSCHTM & C 2009 SCHOLASTIC Canada Ltd. 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The texts reveal how personal actions can help maintain a healthy environment for living things, how to plan a classroom course of action for minimizing waste, and how to reduce personal energy consumption. Students will focus on choices they can make to positively affect the environment.</p> <hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/10-things-i-can-do-to-help-my-world.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World' /> Read Aloud &ndash; <span style='color: #5d1b6a; font-style: italic;'>10 Things I Can Do to Help My World</span></p> Non-fiction: description, report<br />This book presents 10 simple actions that readers can take to make a positive difference in the environment.<br clear='all' /><hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 10px;'>Partner-Shared Reading Texts</p> <p style='clear: both;'>Opportunities for oral language activities and playful learning are woven throughout the unit as students discuss ways to create a healthy environment. They dramatize activities that can make a difference for the environment, draw, design, and use puppets to retell a story, and write a letter to the principal.</p> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/art-for-the-birds.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Art for the Birds' /> <span style='font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; color: #5d1b6a;'>Art for the Birds</span><br /> Fiction: Narrative Realistic Story<br /> <ul style='margin-left: 165px; margin-top: 0px;'> <li>1 Big Book</li> <li>6 small book versions</li> </ul> <p style='margin-left: 135px;'>A group of students learn what they can do to help protect wild birds from flying into the windows of their classroom.</p> <br clear='all' /> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/how-to-be-an-eco-class.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='How to Be an Eco Class' /> <span style='font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; color: #5d1b6a;'>How to Be an Eco Class</span><br /> Non-fiction: Persuasive Guide<br /> <ul style='margin-left: 165px; margin-top: 0px;'> <li>1 Big Book</li> <li>6 small book versions</li> </ul> <p style='margin-left: 135px;'>This guide was created by Mrs. Robertson's Grade 1 'Eco Class' to give tips to others about how to be an environmentally friendly class.</p> <p style='margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 40px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/i-can-make-a-difference-cd.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of I Can Make a Difference Audio CD' /> <b>Audio CD</b><br /> Audio CD with fluent readings of <i>Art for the Birds</i> and <i>How to Be an Eco Class</i>.</p> <p style='margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 40px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/i-can-make-a-difference-dvd.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of I Can Make a Difference DVD' /> <b>DVD</b><br /> DVD digital versions of the two shared reading texts, <i>Art for the Birds</i> and <i>How to Be an Eco Class</i>.</p> <hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/i-can-make-a-differnece-tg.png' style='float: right; margin-left: 10px;' alt='Cover of I Can Make a Difference Teaching Guide' /> Teaching Guide &mdash; print and online</p>Includes a unit plan-at-a-glance, strategies for introducing the inquiry, using each component, extending the inquiry, inquiry assessment, Oral Language Assessment Scale, book handling, Working with Words, as well as text type writing and rubric for letter writing.</div>
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