October 23, 2018
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by Lily Jones

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What's in Your Community?

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Students will be able to describe their communities.

(5 minutes)
  • Ask students what they see in their neighborhoods.
  • Tell students that the people and places in their neighborhood make up their communities.
(15 minutes)
  • Read aloud This Is My Neighborhood.
  • Ask students to make connections between what they see in the book and what they see in their neighborhoods. Have students turn to a partner and share one thing that is the same and one thing that is different.
  • Have the group come back together and share their comparisons.
(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that they will be drawing pictures of the people, places, and things in their communities.
  • Show students how to draw pictures of houses, stores, and community members.
(15 minutes)
  • Hand out the papers to each student. Have them work independently to complete their community pictures.

Support:

  • Talk with students about the things in their neighborhood that they can include in their pictures before they start drawing.

Enrichment:

  • Dictate descriptions of the students' neighborhoods.
(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are noticing the aspects of their communities.
(10 minutes)
  • Display the community pictures around the classroom.
  • Have students go on a "gallery walk" to check out each other's pictures.

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