Can You Sense That?

  • First Grade
  • Reading
  • 125 minutes
  • Standards: RL.1.4
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September 8, 2015
by Sanayya Sohail

Soft or loud, sweet or bitter, happy or sad? How do your senses help you describe things around you? In this lesson, your students will use words that relate to their five senses.

Learning Objectives

Students will identify words and phrases that relate to their five senses.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask students about their five senses, such as sound, smell, taste, sight, and touch.
  • Write each on the board, and have your students demonstrate each sense to the rest of the class.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (20 minutes)

  • Instruct students to get into groups of 4 or 5.
  • Ask each group to assign a leader to draw 5 columns on a sheet of paper. Label them sound, smell, taste, sight, and touch.
  • Have students come up with a list of words for each column. For example: loud and soft for sound, sweet and bitter for taste, etc.
  • Set the timer to 5 minutes.
  • After that, have each group say 2 or 3 words they wrote for each sense. Take turns between students in each group. Have them identify if the word is positive or negative.
  • Discuss with students why the word is positive and/or negative.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (30 minutes)

  • Read The Frog Prince worksheet to the class.
  • After each paragraph, ask students if they see any words that express feelings or appeal to senses.
  • Instruct students to read The Ugly Ducking worksheet with a partner.
  • Direct your students to circle words that show feelings or appeal to senses.
  • Set the timer to 15 minutes to let students complete the activity.
  • Go over the reading as a class.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Instruct students to read the Rumpelstiltskin worksheet and circle words that show feelings or appeal to senses.
  • Have them write down the words and define them.
  • Go over this as a class.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Instruct students to write a 12 line rhyming poem. Have students use at least one word that appeals to each sense.
  • Support: Re-read one of the readings with the students. Ask students to identify words that appeal to feelings or senses after each sentence. Ask students to explain why those words appeal to senses or feelings.

Review

Assessment (30 minutes)

  • Ask your students to read the Little Red Riding Hood worksheet.
  • Have them draw 2 columns on a sheet of paper.
  • Direct your students to identify 5 words that appeal to senses, and have them write these in the first column.
  • Instruct your students to write which senses they personally appeal to in the second column.

Review and Closing (20 minutes)

  • Instruct students to divide their paper into tenths.
  • Ask your students to write and draw two words for each sense.
  • Direct students to put the sense at the top of each square, the picture in the middle, and the word at the bottom of each square.

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